Update: Soz...we sold out. If you still want to come along, drop me an email and I can add you to the waiting list: james [dot] box [at] gmail [dot] com
What's all this about then?
This month's event focuses on the relationship between design and behaviour.
We wanted to do something about Interaction Design without focusing on the traditional desktop computing thing. We've been reading Dan Lockton's Design with Intent for a while and thought it would be awesome to get him down to speak to us. Remarkably, he agreed!
Then, last week the UK government announced plans to roll out so-called smart meters across the UK. This reminded us of the work that our friends at Onzo are involved in. We thought it would be nice to get them down to talk about their particular approach to interaction/product design. And guess what…they agreed too!
And so...we give you Skillswap Goes Behavioural:
Making energy easy
How can you use design to help people change their relationship with energy? How could this work over product and web? What do we do about reluctant users? These are some of the questions that we've been asking at Onzo, where we are developing an energy meter and web service.
Design with Intent: How designers can influence behaviour
Whatever we design - products, services, environments, systems - we have an opportunity to influence user behaviour. Bringing together ideas from different disciplines, 'Design with Intent' aims to give designers a way of addressing areas where influencing behaviour would provide benefits for users and for society in general - particularly, reducing the environmental impacts of product use.
Who is it for?
Anyone interested in the relationship between design and behaviour. I reckon that's pretty much all of you.
How do I get a ticket?
Soz...we sold out. If you still want to come along, drop me an email and I can add you to the waiting list: james [dot] box [at] gmail [dot] com
Added by boxman on May 15, 2009