Product Design Enhancing Environmental Perception and Encouraging Behavioural Change towards Sustainability

Authors

  • Chanon Tunprawat King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL),Thailand
  • Yanin Rugwongwan
  • Wichitra Singhirunnusorn

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.659

Abstract

This study focuses on reducing environmental impact by design and aim to inform the environmental information through product design to support user behavioural change. The objects are to analyse user attribute factors that affect to perception distinction of environmental information, consider environmental data contents and information designs that Influence to user behaviour and evaluating design principles. This research is an empirical research in the methodology used mixed methods. The results will expand the knowledge and theory of sustainable product design to emphasise on user behaviour change theory and the guidelines for daily life product design

Keywords: Product Design, Environmental Perception, Behavioral Change, Sustainability

ISSN: 2398-4287© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

 

Author Biography

Chanon Tunprawat, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL),Thailand

Faculty of Architecture

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Published

2017-03-19

How to Cite

Tunprawat, C., Rugwongwan, Y., & Singhirunnusorn, W. (2017). Product Design Enhancing Environmental Perception and Encouraging Behavioural Change towards Sustainability. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 355-362. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.659

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