Plans and Speculated Actions

Ranner, V; Lockton, D; Steenson, M W; Galik, G and Kerridge, Tobie. 2016. 'Plans and Speculated Actions'. In: DRS2016: Design + Research + Society - Future-Focused Thinking. Brighton, United Kingdom 27-30 June 2016. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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In the last decades, much design research around “future-focused thinking” has come to prominence in relation to changes in human behaviour, at different scales, from the Quantified Self, to visions of smart cities, to Transition Design. The design of products, services, environments and systems plays an important role in affecting what people do, now and in the future: what has become known in recent years as design for behaviour change. Our Conversation is motivated by three, interlinked questions: on designers’ agency; on sense-making; and on complexity. We will collectively explore considerations of people, and people’s behaviour, in design, particularly in the ways visions of futures are drafted.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Other)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design > Interaction Research Studio


11 March 2016Accepted

Event Location:

Brighton, United Kingdom

Date range:

27-30 June 2016

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Date Deposited:

17 Aug 2016 13:23

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29 Apr 2020 16:20


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