Presenting two papers about designing for behavioural change at DRS2016

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We attended the 50th anniversary conference of the Design Research Society, DRS2016, on 27 – 30 june in Brighton, UK.
Here, we presented two papers:

This one about cooperation between designers / design researchers and behavioural scientists in multidisciplinary design projects for behavioural change, and this one about developing a theory-driven method to design for behavioural change

Both papers are a result of our Touchpoints-project (SIA RAAK-funded) and they conclude a line of four publications about the development and implementation of the Persuasive by Design Model for Behaviour Change. The two earlier publications are here (two case studies presented at the 11th conference of the European Academy of Design, Paris, April 2015) and here (introduction of the Persuasive by Design Model at CHI Sparks, The Hague, April 2014).

You can read more on the background of the Persuasive by Design-model and its underlying logic in this longread-article on Medium.

Full references of our papers:
Hermsen, S., Van der Lugt, R., Mulder, S., & Renes, R.J. (2016). How I learned to appreciate our tame social scientist: experiences in integrating design research and the behavioural sciences. in: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of DRS2016: Design + Research + Society – Future-Focused Thinking, Volume 4, pp 1375-1389.
Van Essen, E., Hermsen, S., & Renes, R.J. (2016). Developing a theory-driven method to design for behaviour change: two case studies. in: P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, eds., Proceedings of DRS2016: Design + Research + Society – Future-Focused Thinking, Volume 4, pp 1323-1338.