The "White Box" (2012)
This project followed a concept of 'research through design' tradition - an artefact developed during PhD research.Series of case studies were conducted which attempted to induce a sustainable behaviour - using human-power to drive an everyday Energy using products (EuP). The study presents the result of applying a design strategy to an artefact and the evaluation carried out through conducting a product-in-use study. The study should be seen as an empirical investigation and its results contribute to advancing the knowledge of Design for Sustainable Behaviour.
'White Box' was inspired from the term 'Black Box script' which refers to design approaches delegating all control to machine for eliminating any undermining forces on behavioural change. This system includes 2 main components; the 'White Box' (battery storage unit) and 'eBike' which stands for energy bicycle.