Behavioural Design

We help to design urban spaces that are better aligned with the human condition through:

 

 

Urban Design Research

We explore the relationship between human behaviour and urban spaces, through the lens of environmental psychology, to better inform the design of streetscapes, squares, plazas and parks. 

 

Behavioural Design Assessments™

We have pioneered a method to assess the likely success of an urban design scheme, based on the well-established and proven technique of ‘Psychometric Testing’. Whereas the latter is concerned with testing the candidacy of a person for a specific job role in an organisation, a Behavioural Design Assessment tests the candidacy of an urban design scheme for a specific role in the built environment, based. To explore the alignment between the proposed design and the human condition to minimise the potential for negative unintended consequences that result in costly retrofits.

 

Post Occupancy Evaluations

We undertake systematic evaluations of designed spaces from the user’s point of view. We assess how well urban spaces align with users' needs, and identify ways to improve design, performance and fitness for purpose.

 

Behaviour change

We design, deliver and evaluate behaviour change interventions, campaigns, programs and strategies - for environmental sustainability (waste, energy, sustainable transport), health promotion and safety (road and crime) - using our Behaviour Change Design Framework™, which is based on a mix of behavioural science and design thinking.