PS. Lets Make It Virtual
Look After You
Family and Community Services
Fighting Alcohol Abuse
University of Sydney
New World Meets Old World
Niche Wine Co.
Stairway to Workplace Heaven
1 Martin Place
The Future of Sydney on Display
Quay Quarter Tower
It's Time To Go Surfing
Let's Go Surfing Website
This Time It's Personal
Stands for Purpose
University of Wollongong
Happiness Works Here
DESIGNING BEHAVIOURS, JOURNEYS AND CONNECTIONS
The Joy of Living
How to influence behaviour with creatively optimistic design strategies.
Dr. Dean Ornish, Professor of Medicine at the University of California and founder of the Preventative Medicine Institute in the U.S., in a 1993 study took 33 patients with severely clogged arteries, helped them quit smoking and adopt a strict low-calorie, vegetarian diet.
Can design inspire emotional wellbeing and healthy behaviour?
Cavemen evolved a sensitivity to their surroundings in order to survive, to avoid being hunted, trampled or frozen to death. Despite the fact that we no longer have those problems, it’s instinctive to seek out environments with certain qualities.
Can disrupting mindsets change behaviour?
How we behave is the direct result of both how we think and our emotional response to particular activities. Exercising for instance, is a common example where we might have a willing and capable body, but an unmotivated or uninspired mind. Provoking the mind to react physically takes a lot more than just telling it what to do. The approach needs to resonate with people on any number of levels—emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Where Am I?
What is the science behind how we journey through different environments?
And once orientated, how do we engage with its purpose? Facilitating the movement of people from one area to another may sound simple. Add some arrows and other directional graphics and, presumably, we’re done. Well, not quite. Wayfinding is a science to orientate people within a space—it’s really about how and why we move and make the decisions we do.
What is the future of urbanisation, and where will this journey take us?
Carlo Giannasca, Head of Urbanite, chats with the Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Sydney, Dr. Tim Williams.