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      CarbonCulture at DECC: Digital Engagement for Sustainability at Work

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      27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013) (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013)

      9 - 13 September 2013

      energy, sustainability, carbon, behaviour change, engagement, workplaces

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          This paper reports on CarbonCulture at DECC, an employee engagement platform for sustainable behaviour, which took place at the Department of Energy & Climate Change in London. Through a participatory design process, we developed simple web apps enabling staff to log actions around late working, food choices and commuting, and see colleagues’ actions, providing a digital interface linking physical and spatial behaviour. We achieved a high level of engagement (16% of staff used the apps) and identified patterns of user engagement to inform future development.

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          The Design with Intent Method: a design tool for influencing user behaviour.

          Using product and system design to influence user behaviour offers potential for improving performance and reducing user error, yet little guidance is available at the concept generation stage for design teams briefed with influencing user behaviour. This article presents the Design with Intent Method, an innovation tool for designers working in this area, illustrated via application to an everyday human-technology interaction problem: reducing the likelihood of a customer leaving his or her card in an automatic teller machine. The example application results in a range of feasible design concepts which are comparable to existing developments in ATM design, demonstrating that the method has potential for development and application as part of a user-centred design process. Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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              September 2013
              September 2013
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              WMG, University of Warwick

              Coventry, and Brunel Design

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              Brunel University, London
              WMG, University of

              Warwick, Coventry
              Brunel Design Research Centre

              Brunel University, London
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              27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013)
              Brunel University, London, UK
              9 - 13 September 2013
              Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
              Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2013)
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