Officially titled Design with Intent: 101 Patterns for Influencing Behaviour Through Design, itâ€™s in the form of 101 simple cards, each illustrating a particular â€˜gambitâ€˜ for influencing peopleâ€™s interactions with products, services, environments, and each other, via the design of systems. Theyâ€™re loosely grouped according to eight â€˜lensesâ€˜ bringing different disciplinary perspectives on behaviour change.
The intention is that the cards (download them here) are useful at the idea generation stage of the design process, helping designers, clients and â€“ perhaps most importantly â€“ potential users themselves explore behaviour change concepts from a number of disciplines, and think about how they might relate to the problem at hand. Judging by the impact of earlier iterations, the cards could also be useful in stakeholder workshops, and design / technology / computer science education.
UK researcher Dan Lockton announces that his new Design with Intent toolkit is ready: