Dr Dan Lockton


  • Dan specialises in the links between design, understanding, and human action, particularly with respect to behaviour change for social and environmental benefit. As Visiting Research Tutor in Innovation Design Engineering, he supervises PhD research in areas including cybernetics and the Internet of Things, design for behaviour change around product repair, and applications of synaesthesia in design. His own research currently focuses on novel interfaces for energy monitoring and other systems in the home, exploring people’s understanding of (and interaction with) systems from the environment to government, and more nuanced approaches to the field of design for behaviour change.  

    In 2015, working with Vehicle Design and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Dan has been interim project manager for setting up the public engagement work package of GATEway, an £8-million Innovate UK project looking at understanding and demonstrating driverless cars in the UK, led by TRL in conjunction with partners including the Royal Borough of Greenwich. From 2013–15, Dan was a Senior Associate in the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, as part of the Age & Ability and Work & City Research Labs. In this role he was lead researcher on SusLabNWE, a European collaboration led by TU Delft, integrating people-centred design with domestic energy and behaviour sensing, and also contributed to Creative Citizens, led by Cardiff University, exploring how digital technology can support and add value to community-led design projects. Dan was Co-Investigator on Creating Sustainable Innovation through Design for Behaviour Change, led by the University of Wolverhampton, working with SMEs, and has regularly contributed to workshops and teaching as part of the RCA’s Executive Education programme.

    Dan was previously a research fellow at WMG, University of Warwick, and a research assistant at Brunel University. For his PhD at Brunel, he developed Design with Intent, a multidisciplinary toolkit for designers working on behaviour change. Dan also has an MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge and a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Design Engineering from Brunel.    

  • Biography

  • Dan studied Industrial Design Engineering (BSc) at Brunel University (2000–4), Runnymede, working on his placement with Daka Research, partners in developing Sir Clive Sinclair's folding bicycles and mobility products. After a Cambridge-MIT Institute Master's in Technology Policy at the University of Cambridge (Judge Business School & Engineering Dept, 2004–5), he worked in freelance R&D for clients including Tangerine and Mayhem UK, as well as returning to bicycle design for Sinclair Research with HHCD alumnus Ben Wilson.

    An interest in people-centred design, sustainability and policy – developed during his Master's project – led to a blog (2005–date) exploring examples of how design can be used to influence people's behaviour, and the ethical and practical questions involved. This in turn led Dan back to academic research, starting his PhD in 2007 at Brunel, Uxbridge, addressing the 'use phase' of energy-using products – to understand and influence more environmentally friendly user behaviour alongside technological improvements. The project evolved into Design with Intent, a general-purpose pattern toolkit for designers working on 'user behaviour', developed through workshops with design practitioners and students. It has since been used by industry, public sector and educational organisations worldwide.

    Applying design insights to a practical sustainable behaviour context, from 2010–12 Dan worked on Empower, funded by the Technology Strategy Board's Low Impact Buildings Innovation Platform, which aimed to bring a participatory design approach to reducing workplaces' CO2 footprint. As a researcher for Brunel and then WMG at the University of Warwick, this involved Dan working closely with a design team from More Associates to develop and trial CarbonCulture at DECC, a product-service system combining digital and physical elements to engage staff at the Department of Energy and Climate Change in Whitehall in logging and understanding how their behaviour affected the building's carbon impact.

    Dan's design practice, Requisite Variety, consults, runs workshops and teaching, in both industry (particularly the user experience community) and academia, and does user research at the interface between people and designed systems. 

    He is interested in public understanding of everyday systems – how we perceive, interpret and interact with the technology around us, and what the consequences could be for design and society. This frames on-going research themes bringing together ideas from first- and second-order cybernetics, naturalistic decision-making research, behavioural economics and human factors. These include exploration of methods for investigating people's mental models of the world through practical activities, asking people to create instructions for others as a way of uncovering their own models of situations, people's use of heuristics and rules-of-thumb for interacting with technology, designing better feedback and feedforward, including use of non-visual approaches, such as sonification, and – more specifically related to energy literacy – how people understand and conceptualise the units of measurement they encounter.

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  • External collaborations

  • Visiting Lecturing and Facilitation

    • Rice University Summer Institute, Copenhagen, Visiting Faculty, 2015
    • Hans Sauer Foundation, Munich, visiting tutor and speaker for Social Design Elevation Days, 2015
    • UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, Delivering Behaviour Change for Society, visiting speaker, 2015
    • Open University, Faculty of Maths, Computing & Technology, guest lecturer, 2014
    • TU Delft, Industrial Design Engineering, guest speaker at Human In The Loop, 2014
    • ETSAV / UPC Barcelona Sustainability Summer School, visiting lecturer, 2014
    • Kingston University, MA Creative Economy, visiting lecturer / workshop facilitator, 2014
    • Royal College of Art, MA Design Products, visiting tutor, 2014
    • Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, Facilitator, Social Innovation Bootcamp, 2014
    • Chalmers TH, Gothenburg, Sweden. Hackathon facilitation, 2014.
    • Imperial College London, Visiting speaker & project brief, 2013–14, Design-led Innovation & New Venture Creation module
    • Royal College of Art, MA Service Design, visiting lecturer / project brief, 2013–14
    • Royal College of Art, AcrossRCA interdisciplinary project Seeing Things, Organiser, 2013
    • University College London, Guest speaker, 2012, UCL Behaviour Change Month.
    • Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Visiting instructor, 2011–12, TP2 Seminars in Technology Policy for MPhil Technology Policy course
    • Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London, Visiting practitioner, 2010–12. Invited presentations to graphic design students and service design short courses on design for behaviour change
    • Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Guest speaker, 2011, Designing Better Futures course (Saïd MBA + London College of Communication MDes)
    • Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, Guest speaker, 2011, Transdisciplinary Design MFA
    • Brunel University, School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Guest lecturer / workshop facilitator, 2011, undergraduate HCI module
    • Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Guest lecturer, 2011, Sustainable Product Design for Department of Product Design
    • Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Invited presentation to design students and discussion on design for behaviour change, 2010
    • Brunel University, School of Engineering & Design, 2011–12. Teaching Environmentally Sensitive Design (Level 3) for design undergraduates; 2007–10. Assistance and assessment for Analogue Electronics labs (Level 2) and Environmentally Sensitive Design projects (Level 3) for design undergraduates, and Sustainable Design for MSc Integrated Product Design postgraduates

    Professional Activities

    • Peer review for Applied Ergonomics, Computers in Human Behavior, Indoor and Built Environment, International Journal of Design, Journal of Design Research, The Design Journal, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Sustainability, Philosophy & Technology, Scan, Journal of Economic Surveys, Review of Behavioural Economics, CHI, Ubicomp, DRS, Persuasive, EPIC, NORDES, IASDR, Include, Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences.
    • Grants reviewed for RCUK Sustainable Society Network+ and Fond National de la Recherche Luxembourg.
    • Fellow of the RSA (2008 to date)
    • Founding committee member, Design Research Society Sustainability SIG; Conference experience chair, DRS 2016; Scientific Committee member for Persuasive 2015; International Executive Committee member for EcoDesign 2015; Programme Committee member for MobiWis 2015.
    • UK Art Science Prize, project inspirer, April 2014
    • Qatar Foundation / Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, facilitator, Social Innovation Bootcamp, April 2014
    • NASA Johnson Space Center / Chalmers TH, organiser, ‘Rethinking Laundry on Earth and in Space’ Hackathon, February 2014
    • SusLab UK Home Energy Hackday, organiser, Dana Centre, Science Museum, November 2013
    • AcrossRCA student programme, organiser, October–November 2013
    • Core77 / Autodesk / iFixit Design For (Your) Product Lifetime Student Challenge, judge, November 2012
    • Forum for the Future / BUPA Spark! Competition, judge, May 2012
    • Chelsea College of Art & Design, MA Designing Interactions Student Design Challenge, judge, March 2012
    • Global Service Jam 2012, mentor, Service Jam London, February 2012
    • IxDA Student Challenge 2012, Invited presentation to competition finalists on behaviour and design, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, February 2012
    • Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Design Directions student competition, 2009. Invited to help develop briefs on design for behaviour change as part of the 2009–10 competition    
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  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • A full list, grouped by topic, is available here.

    Academic Journal and Professional Journal Articles
    Lockton, D., Nicholson, L., Cain, R., Harrison, D. (2014). ‘Persuasive Technology for Sustainable Workplaces’. Interactions, 21 (1), 58–61. (doi:10.1145/2544170 / open access version)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., Stanton, N.A. (2013). ‘Exploring design patterns for sustainable behaviour’. The Design Journal, 16 (4), 431–59. (doi:10.2752/175630613X13746645186124)

    Gorzanelli, C., Ramster, G., Outten, A., Lockton, D. (2013). ‘Cittadini e nuovi media per un’intelligenza creativa’ [Citizens and new media for a creative intelligence]. Urbanistica Tre, 1 (3), 75–84. (open access)

    Phillips, R., Lockton, D., Baurley, S., Silve, S. (2013). ‘Making instructions for others: exploring mental models through a simple exercise’. Interactions, 20 (5), 74–9. (doi:10.1145/2505290 / open access version)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., Cain, R., Stanton, N.A., Jennings, P. (2013). ‘Exploring problem-framing through behavioural heuristics’. International Journal of Design, 7 (1), 37–53. (open access)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., Stanton, N.A. (2012). ‘Models of the user: designers’ perspectives on influencing sustainable behaviour’. Journal of Design Research, 10 (1/2), 7–27. (abstract /open access version)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., Stanton, N.A. (2010). ‘The Design with Intent Method: a design tool for influencing user behaviour’. Applied Ergonomics, 41 (3), 382–92. (doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2009.09.001 / open access version)

    Bisset, F. and Lockton, D. (2010). ‘Designing Motivation or Motivating Design? Exploring service design, motivation and behavioural change’. Touchpoint: The Journal of the Service Design Network, 2 (1), 14–21. (link)

    Marsh, N. and Lockton, D. (2010). ‘Research in practice: Bringing behaviour change from lab to studio’. Touchpoint: The Journal of the Service Design Network, 2 (1), 26–29. (link)

    Lockton, D. (2009). ‘Design for sustainable behaviour: influencing users to improve efficiency of product use’. Interfaces, 78, 20–1. (open access)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., Stanton, N.A. (2008). ‘Making the user more efficient: Design for sustainable behaviour’. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 1 (1), 3–8. (doi:10.1080/19397030802131068 / open access version)

    Lockton, D. (2006). ‘Architectures of Control in product design’. Engineering Designer: The Journal of the Institution of Engineering Designers, March/April 2006, 28–31. (open access)

    Academic Conference Papers

    Lockton, D., Bowden, F., Brass, C. & Gheerawo, R. (2014) 'Powerchord: Towards ambient appliance-level electricity use feedback through real-time sonification'. UCAmI 2014: 8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing & Ambient Intelligence, 2–5 December 2014, Belfast (open access)

    Lockton, D., Bowden, F., Brass, C. & Gheerawo, R. (2014) 'Bird-wattching: exploring sonification of home electricity use with birdsong'. SoniHED - Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data, 12 September 2014, York (open access)

    Lockton, D., Renström, S., Bowden, F., Rahe, U., Brass, C. & Gheerawo, R. (2014) ‘Energy storytelling through annotating everyday life’. BEHAVE 2014: 3rd European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, 3–4 September 2014, Oxford. (open access)

    Niedderer, K., MacKrill, J., Clune, S., Evans, M., Lockton, D., Ludden, G., Morris, A., Gutteridge, R., Gardiner, E., Cain, R. & Hekkert, P. (2014) 'Joining Forces: Investigating the influence of design for behaviour change on sustainable innovation'. NordDesign 2014: 10th biannual conference on design and development, 27–29 August 2014, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland (open access)

    Baedeker, C., Greiff, K., Grinewitschus, V., Hasselkuß, M., Keirstead, J., Keyson, D., Knutsson, J., Liedtke, C., Lockton, D., Lovric, T., Morrison, G., van Rijn, M., Rohn, H., Silvester, S., van Harinxma, W. & Virdee, L. (2014) ‘Transition through sustainable Product and Service Innovations in Sustainable Living Labs: application of user-centred research methodology within four Living Labs in Northern Europe’. IST 2014: 5th International conference on Sustainability Transitions, 27–29 August 2014, Utrecht. (open access)

    Greene, C., Ramster, G., Outten, A. & Lockton, D. (2014) ‘Reflections on co-production – the community perspective’. Royal Geographical Society 2014 Annual International Conference, 26–29 August 2014, London.

    Lockton, D., Renström, S., Bowden, F., Rahe, U., Brass, C. & Gheerawo, R. (2014) ‘Narrating energy through annotating everyday life’. Royal Geographical Society 2014 Annual International Conference, 26–29 August 2014, London. (abstract)

    Bowden, F., Lockton, D., Brass, C. & Gheerawo, R. (2014) ‘Drawing Energy: Exploring the Aesthetics of the Invisible’. IAEA Congress 2014: Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, 22–24 August 2014, New York. (open access)

    Lockton, D., Bowden, F., Greene, C., Brass, C. & Gheerawo, R. (2013) ‘SusLabNWE: Integrating qualitative and quantitative data to understand people’s everyday energy behavior’. BECC 2013: Behavior, Energy & Climate Change, 18–20 November 2013, Sacramento, CA, University of California eScholarship repository (open access)

    Lockton, D., Bowden, F., Greene, C., Brass, C. & Gheerawo, R. (2013) ‘People and energy: A design-led approach to understanding everyday energy use behaviour’. EPIC 2013: Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference, 15–18 September 2013, Royal Institution, London. (open access)

    Lockton, D., Cain, R., Harrison, D., Nicholson, L. (2013) ‘CarbonCulture at DECC: Digital Engagement for Sustainability at Work’. HCI 2013: 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of things, London, 9–13 September, 2013. (open access; best short paper award)

    Lockton, D., Cain, R., Harrison, D., Giudice, S., Nicholson, L. & Jennings, P. (2011) ‘Behaviour Change at Work: empowering energy efficiency in the workplace through user-centred design’. BECC 2011: Behavior, Energy & Climate Change, Washington, DC, 30 November –2 December, 2011, University of California eScholarship repository (open access)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D. & Stanton, N. A. (2010) ‘Modelling the User: How design for sustainable behaviour can reveal different stakeholder perspectives on human nature’. In: ERSCP-EMSU 2010, Delft, Netherlands, 25–29 October, 2010, Proceedings, TU Delft (open access)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D. & Stanton, N. A. (2009) ‘Design for Sustainable Behaviour: investigating design methods for influencing user behaviour’. In: Sustainable Innovation 09: Towards Sustainable Product Design 14, Farnham, UK, 26–27 October 2009, Proceedings, Centre for Sustainable Design, Farnham (open access)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D. & Stanton, N.A. (2009) ‘Choice Architecture and Design with Intent’. In: Wong, W & Stanton, N.A. (eds.), NDM9 – 9th Bi-annual International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, 23–26 June 2009, London, UK, Doctoral Consortium Proceedings, British Computer Society, Swindon (open access)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., Holley, T., & Stanton, N. A. (2009) ‘Influencing Interaction: Development of the Design with Intent Method’. In: Persuasive Technology: Fourth International Conference, Persuasive 2009, Claremont, California, 27–29 April 2009, Proceedings, ACM Digital Library, New York ( / open access version)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., & Stanton, N.A. (2008) ‘Design with Intent: Persuasive Technology in a Wider Context’. In H. Oinas-Kukkonen, P. Hasle, M. Harjumaa, K. Segerstahl, & P. Ohrstrom (Eds.), Persuasive Technology: Third International Conference, Persuasive 2008, Oulu, Finland, 4–6 June 2008. Proceedings (274—278), Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 5033, Springer, Berlin (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-68504-3_30 / open access version)

    Academic Conference Seminars / Workshops / Posters

    Dutson, C., Fantini van Ditmar, D. & Lockton, D. (2015) ‘The Performance of Nonhuman Behaviour’. Workshop at Nordes 2015: Design Ecologies: Challenging anthropocentrism in the design of sustainable futures, 7–10 June 2015, Stockholm, Sweden (abstract)

    Lockton, D., Bowden, F., Renström, S., Selvefors, A., Hagbert, P., Baedeker, C., Ameli, N. (2014) ‘Designing with people in sustainability and behaviour change research’. Workshop at DRS 2014: Design Research Society International Conference, 15–19 June 2014, Umeå, Sweden (abstract).

    Lockton, D. (2014) ‘Model(led) Citizens: Scenarios and design in the era of ‘behaviour change’’. Oxford Futures Forum 2014, 30–31 May 2014, Oxford (abstract).

    Lockton, D. (2014) ‘Determinism, Cybernetics and Co-Design: Smart Cities and even smarter citizens’. Behaviour Change and Psychological Governance: Changing spaces, urban planning and neuroarchitecture, ESRC seminar series, 24 March 2014, University of Bristol. (abstract)

    Lockton, D. (2012) ‘Behaviour change at work: The CarbonCulture project’. ADMIER/ESPRU Household Energy Consumption, Technology and Efficiency seminar, University of Birmingham School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 7 June 2012.

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., & Stanton, N. A. (2010) ‘Concept Generation for Persuasive Design’. In Persuasive Technology: Fifth International Conference, Persuasive 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7–9 June 2010, poster proceedings, University of Oulu Department of Information Processing Science (open access)

    Lockton, D. (2010) ‘Design with Intent: Using Design Patterns to Develop New Persuasive Technology Applications’. Workshop with Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab at Persuasive Technology: Fifth International Conference, Persuasive 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark, 7–9 June 2010.

    Lockton, D. (2008) ‘Design with Intent: behaviour-shaping through design’. New Sciences of Protection: Designing Safe Living, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University, July 2008.    

    Theses and Dissertations
    Lockton, D. (2013) Design with Intent: A design pattern toolkit for environmental & social behaviour change. PhD thesis, School of Engineering & Design, Brunel University. (open access)

    Lockton, D. (2005) Architectures of Control in Consumer Product Design. MPhil dissertation, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge.

    Books, Book chapters and Toolkits

    Bowden, F., Lockton, D., Brass, C. & Gheerawo, R. (forthcoming) Drawing Energy: Exploring Perceptions of the Invisible. Royal College of Art.

    Turner, J., Lockton, D. & Dovey, J. (forthcoming) 'Technology and the creative citizen', in: Hargreaves, I. and Hartley, J. (eds), The Creative Citizen Unbound. Policy Press.

    Lockton, D., Ranner, V. & Fantini van Ditmar, D. (forthcoming) 'Design futures, behaviour change and sustainability', in: Chapman, J. (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design. Routledge.

    Keyson, D., Guerra Santin, O. & Lockton, D. (eds) (forthcoming) Living Labs: Designing for and assessing sustainable living. Publisher TBA.

    Lockton, D., Greene, C., Casey, A., Raby, E., & Vickress, A. (eds) (2014) Creative Citizens' Variety Pack: Inspiring digital ideas from community projects, London: Royal College of Art. ISBN 978-1-907342-97-4. free open access PDF

    Lockton, D., Greene, C., Ramster, G., Outten, A., & Raby, E. (2014) 'The Story Machine', in: Lockton, D., Greene, C., Casey, A., Raby, E., & Vickress, A. (eds) Creative Citizens' Variety Pack: Inspiring digital ideas from community projects, London: Royal College of Art. free open access PDF

    Nodder, C. (2013). Evil by Design: interaction design to lead us into temptation, New York: Wiley [Technical editor] (ISBN 978-1118422144 print)

    Lockton, D. (2013). ‘Williams, Tom Lawrence [Laurie] (1890–1964)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, May 2013 update, Oxford: Oxford University Press (open access)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., Stanton, N.A. (2010). Design with Intent: 101 Patterns for Influencing Behaviour Through Design v.1.0, Windsor: Equifine 2010 (ISBN 978-0-9565421-0-6 print; 978-0-9565421-1-3 open access)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., Stanton, N.A. (2010). ‘Design for Behaviour Change’ in A.M. Columbus (ed.): Advances in Psychology Research 67/69, Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers.

    Lockton, D. (2010). ‘Design with Intent: Influencing people’s behaviour through products & services’ in B. Davey et al (eds), 250 Innovative Ideas: Made in Brunel 2010, Papadakis, London  (open access)

    Lockton, D., Harrison, D., Stanton, N.A. (2009). Design for Behaviour Change: The Design with Intent Toolkit v.0.9, Uxbridge: Brunel University Press (ISBN 978-1-902316-6-1 print; 978-1-902316-63-5; open access)

    Weightman, C., Lockton, D., Hanson, J.E. et al (eds) (2004). Good Thinking: Brunel Design 04, Runnymede: Brunel University Press (ISBN 1-902316-41-X print)

    Lockton, D. (2003). Rebel Without Applause: The Reliant Company from Inception to Zenith, Minster Lovell: Bookmarque (ISBN 978-1-8705196-4-9 print)

    Selected Other Articles

    Selected Reports, Working Papers and Other Articles
    Buchanan, K. & Lockton, D. (2015) 'Understanding Human Connectivity and the Quantified Self'. Working papers of the Sustainable Society Network+, March 2015 (open access)

    Lockton, D. (2014) 'As we may understand: a constructionist approach to 'behaviour change' and the Internet of Things'. Published on Medium, November 2014 (link)

    Niedderer, K., Cain, R., Clune, S., Lockton, D., Ludden, G., Mackrill, J., Morris. A., Evans, M., Gardiner, E., Gutteridge, R. and Hekkert. P. (2014) Creating Sustainable Innovation through Design for Behaviour Change: Full Report. University of Wolverhampton, September 2014. ISBN 978-0-9560204-9-9 (open access)

    Alexiou, K., Alevizou, G., Zamenopoulos, T., Greene, C. and Lockton, D. (2014) 'Community Led Design', in: Hargreaves, I. (ed.), Creative Citizens: First Findings. Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, September 2014.

    Lockton, D. (2014). ‘A case study on inclusive design: ethnography and energy use’, Ethnography Matters, 13 February 2014

    Lockton, D. (2013). ‘Design for repair: empowering consumers to fix the future’, Guardian Sustainable Business, 29 May 2013

    Lockton, D. (2013). ‘Design for sustainability: making green behaviour easy’, Guardian Sustainable Business, 20 March 2013

    Lockton, D. (2012) 'Affordances, constraints and information flows as 'leverage points' in design for sustainable behaviour'. Working paper, April 2012 (open access)

    Lockton, D. (2012) 'POSIWID and determinism in design for behaviour change'. Working paper, April 2012 (open access)

    CarbonCulture Team and DECC (2012) 'How can user engagement save energy and carbon at work? An Exploration of Behavioural Economics at the Department of Energy and Climate Change'. For the CarbonCulture / EMPOWER project (More Associates, Brunel University, University of Warwick), September 2012. (open access)

    Lockton, D. (2008). ‘J.G. Ballard and architectures of control’, Ballardian (January)    


    Bowden, F. and Lockton, D. (2014). Drawing Energy and Powerchord, Digital Design Weekend, Victoria & Albert Museum.

    Phillips, R. and Lockton, D. (2012). Making Instructions for Others, Brighton Mini Maker Faire.

    Industry and Professional Workshops and Invited Presentation

    • Keep Britain Tidy Centre for Social Innovation, launch event, 2015, presentation
    • Green Sky Thinking, Max Fordham, 2015, presentation
    • London Behavioural Economics Network, 2014, presentation
    • IxDA London, 2014, presentation
    • OgilvyChange ‘Nudgestock 2’ 2014, keynote
    • V&A Digital Futures, 2014, presentation
    • UK Art Science Prize, 2014, presentation
    • Stannah (with HHCD), workshop facilitation & presentation
    • Philips Research, Eindhoven, workshop facilitation & presentation
    • Jaguar Land Rover (via WMG), workshop facilitation & presentation
    • National Policing Improvement Agency (with IDEO and the RSA), workshop facilitation & presentation
    • Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network, workshop facilitation & presentation
    • UX London 2010, two workshops
    • dConstruct 2011, workshop
    • Stanford University Persuasive Technology Lab, at Persuasive 2010, Copenhagen, workshop
    • Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust at the Design Council, London, workshop
    • More Associates at the Department of Energy & Climate Change, London, workshop
    • Ripple PRD for West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council, workshop
    • 3TU Federation Design for Usability project at the University of Twente, Netherlands, workshop facilitation & presentation
    • UX People 2011, London (Zebra People), workshop
    • IxDA Interaction 12 conference in Dublin, workshop
    • R/GA, London, presentation
    • Ubisoft, Paris, presentation
    • Dyson, Malmesbury, presentation
    • Spice Innovations, London, presentation
    • HMRC, London, presentation
    • QinetiQ, Sevenoaks, presentation
    • Microsoft Research, Cambridge, presentation
    • Marks & Spencer, London, presentation
    • Engine Service Design, London, presentation
    • UFI Learndirect, Sheffield, presentation
    • EMC Consulting, London, presentation
    • Foviance, London, presentation
    • Design Council, London, presentation
    • Nando's, London (with Futerra), presentation
    • Technology Strategy Board at Innovate '11, presentation

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  • Awards and Grants

  • Principal Investigator, ‘Understanding Human Connectivity and the Quantified Self’ (with Dr Kathryn Buchanan, University of Essex), RCUK Sustainable Society Network+ Development Grant, January 2015

    Co-Investigator, ‘Creating Sustainable Innovation through Design for Behaviour Change’ (PI: Professor Kristina Niedderer, University of Wolverhampton), AHRC research grant AH/L013525/1, March 2014  

    AT Kearney Global Policy Council scholarship, Oxford Futures Forum, 2014

    Lead researcher (from sandpit participation), ‘Empower: Empowering Energy Efficiency through Empathic Design’, Technology Strategy Board Low Impact Buildings Innovation Platform (PIs: Professor David Harrison, Brunel University; Dr Rebecca Cain, University of Warwick), 2010

    International Travel Grant, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2009