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Designing for system-level and behaviour change: a breakfast seminar

Martin Sjöman will host this breakfast seminar on research methods and behavioural change.

Time: Tue 2024-05-07 08.30 - 09.30

Location: Drottning Kristinas Väg 40, ITRL

Language: English

Participating: Martin Sjöman

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In a series of design-driven living labs from 2014-2024, possible sustainable futures have been prototyped in the context of people’s everyday lives. In most cases these futures have concerned personal transportation. Here, users engaged as 'co-researchers' have been challenged to try out change, and to explore the complexities of socio-technical system shifts. Relevant private and public actors have been engaged hands-on in these learning processes, and helped uncover system-level tensions and deficiencies. To understand possible sustainable futures and to sufficiently address the need for behaviour change, design-driven and more open-ended research approaches could play an important role. Still, these approaches are resource demanding and challenge common understandings of research processes and methods. In this seminar, Martin Sjöman from the Green Leap design research group at KTH presents some core concepts from his doctoral dissertation about real-life experimentation, and discusses how different types of research are fit for different purposes and development stages.

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Martin Sjöman

About the speaker: Martin Sjöman is a design researcher and lecturer at KTH. With a background as an industrial designer, Martin's research focuses on design practice as a driver of system transformation and inter-disciplinary collaboration.

Please use the registration form to sign up for the event (you will receive the Zoom link once you have signed up): . We will also serve breakfast sandwiches at ITRL (Drottning Kristinas Väg 40) to those participants who wish to attend the seminar in person.