The Warwick Business School and the UK Design Council have launched the world’s first Behavioural Design Lab. The lab aims to bring together the power of design with cutting edge scientific research that Warwick Business School’s burgeoning Behavioural Science group is discovering.
Behavioural Design Lab will address issues ranging from binge drinking to the impact of the internet on teenagers to energy consumption, as well as boosting the UK’s flagging economy.
“We’re here to help organisations transform a better understanding of people into innovative solutions that improve society.
Too many organisations rely on information provision alone, falsely assuming that raising awareness of key facts will change behaviour.
We believe the best way to solve social issues is to not only research how and why people make decisions, but use the design of products, services and places to help us all make better decisions.
Behavioural design boldy provides the best of both worlds to inspire radical ideas, create social and economic value, and further knowledge of human choices and wellbeing.
The lines between the public, private and voluntary sectors are blurring and social enterprise is now entwined with commercial, political and charitable goals.
We can help organisations experiment to understand the role of behaviour in the challenges they face and adopt new approaches through design-led innovation. Change can only happen collaboratively. For those issues common to multiple partners, we aim to bring pioneers together to share the time, cost and risk of innovation.”
We are an international experience design consultancy helping companies and organisations to innovate their products, services and processes by putting people and their experiences first.
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Why the world needs anthropologists – Coming out of the ivory tower Location: Padua, Italy, Centro Culturale Altinate/San Gaetano Date and time: Friday, 5 December 2014, 13:00 – 18:00 Padua, Italy, 5 December 2014 – The second edition of the international symposium of applied anthropologists attempts to erase the boundary between ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ anthropology, […]
Last year Experientia designed the interface of an ATM of UniCredit, a major Italian bank. The interface is now rolled out across the bank’s ATMs in Italy, to great satisfaction of the bank and the customers alike, since interaction speed is much faster and error rates went down dramatically. Last year UniCredit and Experientia also […]
In September 2014 Experientia gave a presentation on working as UX professionals with financial institutions at the EPIC conference in New York. The paper is now available on the EPIC site in HTML and PDF versions (free registration req’d). Abstract Application of a user-centered approach rooted in ethnographic methodologies facilitates a major European bank’s transition […]
Experientia president Michele Visciola is one of the keynote speakers at User Friendly 2014, the annual user experience conference of UXPA China, to be held in Wuxi, China, 13 to 16 November. The theme of the 11th conference is the “new era of the experience economy,” thus underlining the importance of transferring UX concepts and […]
An upcoming event is encouraging anthropologists to “come out of their ivory towers” and work more closely with their colleagues in the field, in order to bridge the gap between “pure” and “applied” anthropology. The international symposium “Why the world needs anthropologists” (Facebook page) will be held on 5 December 2014 in Padua, Italy. Experientia […]