Coming soon: Design for Behaviour Change edited book

We have just finished correcting the proofs of our edited book on Design for Behaviour Change (Theories and Practices on Designing for Change) and it will be out in September 2017. This book will be published in the Design for Responsibility series by Routledge and is edited by prof. Kristina Niedderer, dr. Stephen Clune and dr. Geke Ludden. See more.

The book presents an overview of current approaches dedicated to understanding how design may be used intentionally to make changes to improve a range of problematic social and environmental issues. It offers a cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral overview of different academic theories adopted and applied to design for behaviour change.

The aim of the volume is twofold: firstly, to provide an overview of existing design models that integrate theories of change from differing scientific backgrounds; secondly, to offer an overview of application of key design for behaviour change approaches as used across case studies in different sectors, such as design for health and wellbeing, sustainability, safety, design against crime and social design. Design for Behaviour Change will appeal to designers, design students and practitioners of behavioural change.

Textile Reflexes

In August, the project Textile Reflexes in which we will explore the possibilities of robotic textiles for coaching will start. Textile Reflexes was funded by the Horizon2020 project Wear Sustain and is a collaboration between fashion- and textile designer Hellen van Rees, computer scientist Angelika Mader (UT) and me.

Hellen explains more about the project in this video:


Things 2 Things booklets


As part of the workshop series Things2Things, a one-year-long project of the 3TU Industrial Design programs in the Netherlands, I co- organised the workshop ‘Objects with intent’ that explored the changing role that connected objects can play in everyday life, the intentions they can develop, and how we can design for interactions with such objects.

A booklet was made that captures general findings of all workshops in the series. Specific insights from each workshop were also captured in separate booklets.