Transforming Cities: Designing Socially Empowering Infrastructure
March 12, 2020
This keynote was performed at the Infrastructure & Innovation Summit and Showcase (iiSummit20) by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado.
It unfolds how business acceleration and societal wellbeing can be achieved through purposefully designed innovations that successfully blend technological advancements with behavioral science. Many people, organizations, and societies are willing to change. While digital transformation is effectively helping to advance physical and virtual environments, way too often we tend to overlook the essential role that human nature is playing in the change processes. Essentially, we already have knowledge and practice to built spaces and design experiences that empower people to transform their habits at scale.
Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology
Demystifying Human Change: Transformation Made Easy
February 08, 2019
Have you ever tried to change something in your business or yourself? Most of us strive for better performing companies and improved lives. However, we rarely get to celebrate victories of really transforming our habits, behaviors, and thoughts, thus changing our lives and businesses for good. This inspiring talk blends science and practice to help gaining richer understanding on how transformation actually works and what applicable tools are available for designing sustainable changes. The talk will help you realizing the nature of business and life-changing transformations, experiencing your own personal paradigm shifts, learning to address real-life challenges, seeing the end of all failed transformations, and finally succeed with your desired new year's resolutions.
Tags: Change Management, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation
Transformation Made Easy for Business and You!
December 24, 2018
We all want to have better performing businesses and a better life, right?
Although, the meaning of better might be quite different for many, deep inside we all feel what we mean when making another decision for our companies or another New Year’s resolution for ourselves. It is great that people envision good changes in their organizations and lives. The only remaining challenge is to make these changes come true and stick with us for long enough.
Tags: Digital Transformation, Management, Leadership
Persuasive Technology - Can It Help?
April 13, 2018
To be precise, the question is rather - Do we want to make it help us?
Every year, scientists, designers, gamifyers, practitioners, innovators, and everyone like-minded arrive to an annual academic gathering, called International Conference on Persuasive Technology. This year in April, everyone is looking to arrive at Waterloo, ON, Canada: persuasive2018.org
Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Management
Make Your Jan 1st Resolutions Succeed
January 02, 2018
Dear people of January 1st!
It's a new year - new resolutions!
Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership
Transcending Instincts: Crowdsourced Data Can Fix Your Motivation
June 08, 2017
We often don't have problems with defining our goals, but we have problems with getting there. Agnis shows us how socially influencing systems can help in transforming our lives. Improving our health and well-being, preferring eco-friendly choices will be so much easier once we become aware of others succeeding on their way to the same goals.
Dr. Agnis Stibe is a Sociotech Designer at MIT Media Lab. He has worked for a number of Fortune 100 companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Oracle. Dr. Stibe has twice been recognized by the Minister of Education and Science of Latvia for his long-term creative work.
Agnis envisions future Persuasive Cities that are encouraging healthy and sustainable routines. He believes that our world can become a better place through purposefully designed urban spaces that successfully blend technological advancements with human nature.
His research is built upon socio-psychological theories to design Socially Influencing Systems (SIS) for health behavior change at scale. Agnis is an active member of persuasive technology community, frequently speaking at annual conferences and effectively collaborating with industry.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Management
When Behavior Change Interventions Trigger Unintended Negative Outcomes
March 13, 2017
Scholars and practitioners focus their efforts on studying ways to improve the lives of individuals, which often brings tangible social benefits. However, there is scarce knowledge available on negative outcomes of behavior change interventions, and possibly even fewer that report a special type of negative outcome, called a backfire. Here, we start a wider discussion on intervention backfiring. We introduce a framework to help facilitate the debate of this topic. We provide tools to aid academics in the study of this realm and support practitioners to remain mindful of the potential risks when designing behavior change interventions.
Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Leadership
Let's Live Healthier Together!
February 28, 2017
Let's help people acquire healthy and sustainable everyday routines through persuasive urban interventions that facilitate health behavior change at scale. Let's create socially engaging environments supporting wellbeing and innovation through reshaping behavioral patterns, intelligent outdoor sensing, interactive public feedback channels, designing responsive neighborhoods, and fostering adoption of novel experiences in future cities.
Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Sustainability