Workshop on Dealing with Sensitive and Personal Issues in Participatory Design

At British Human Computer Interaction Conference, held on Tuesday 4 July, 9.00-12.00 in Sunderland, UK. We invite researchers, designers and practitioners to join us for this workshop and explore how sensitive, personal and sometimes embarrassing information about users can be elicited and shared in a safe and supportive way. The 3-hour workshop will present techniques for developing deep […]

Teaching Design Thinking Skills to Creative Technology Students

During the 2013/14 academic year I introduced a new final year module Design Thinking to the Creative Media Technology curriculum here at Leeds Beckett University. Students created blueprints of positive behaviour change interventions whilst following the 5-step process advocated by Stanford University’s d.school: Empathise Define Ideate Prototype Test Design Thinking is a human-centred methodology that […]

Chairing the behaviour change session at DUXU 2014

Last week I chaired a parallel paper session on “Designing for Behaviour Change” at the 3rd International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability (DUXU) which was held in Crete, Greece. My co-chair was Prof Marientina Gotsis from University of Southern California. The session featured eight papers, selected in a blind review process by an […]

Helping Creative Writers develop their practice

Paul Doney has had a paper accepted at this year’s HCI International Conference in June 2014, as part of the ‘Experience Design for Behavior Change’ session. The paper is entitled “Keeping creative writing on track: Co-designing a framework to support behavior change” and explores the potential use of persuasive technology to foster and support a […]