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The design with intent method: a design tool for influencing user behaviour

Lockton, Dan, Harrison, Daniel J. and Stanton, Neville A. (2010) The design with intent method: a design tool for influencing user behaviour Applied Ergonomics, 41, (3), pp. 382-392. (doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2009.09.001).

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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.

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Published date: May 2010
Keywords: product design, interaction design, user behaviour, methods


Local EPrints ID: 186465
ISSN: 0003-6870
PURE UUID: 4d8af0c0-8f1a-4515-ad96-97615ae80130

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Date deposited: 13 May 2011 10:54
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:47

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Author: Dan Lockton
Author: Daniel J. Harrison

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