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Title: Changing energy consumption behaviour through sustainable product design
Authors: Tang, Tang
Bhamra, T.A.
Keywords: Behavioural change
Sustainable design
Household energy consumption
User-centred research
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: The Design Society (© The University of Zagreb)
Citation: TANG, T. and BHAMRA, T.A., 2008. Changing energy consumption behaviour through sustainable product design. IN: Marjanovic, D. ... et al, (eds.). DS 48: Proceedings of DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 19th-22nd May, pp. 1359–1366.
Abstract: Energy consumption during the use phase of electrical products’ lifecycle has a significant environmental impact, mainly determined by the user behaviour. Product designers are in a position to shape the way in which consumption occurs and to bridge the gap between environmental values and user everyday action. This paper analyzes the barriers to sustainable energy use and by linking the design strategy research with the psychological theories, the breakthrough points that potentially enable design to influence the user behaviour and habits are identified. Employing a user-centred approach, the results of a pilot study are presented that provide an understanding of user perceptions of environmental issues.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8374
Publisher Link: http://www.designconference.org/?menu=16
ISBN: 9789536313891
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Contributions (Design School)

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