Social Practice Theory, Tube Chat and relevance to Behaviour Change

Did you ever receive ‘guidance’ from a parent, teacher or someone ‘older and wiser’; advising you to be careful about hanging around with a new group of friends (the wrong crowd)? Turns out they might have been right, and they knew something about Social Practice Theory. Underpinning the theory is the way that we think […]

Public Service Journalism Returns, version 2.0, back by courtesy of the BBC

I originally wrote this post as a Guest Editor on Comms2point0 . This is an updated version. As newsrooms shrink there has been concern over the poor standard of journalism to hold public institutions to account and inform the public. Under new plans from the BBC this may affect you. Public Service Journalism is Back. Realistically, […]

Sustainable Decision Making and Simulation Games (Part 2) A Confession…

Apparently confession is good for your soul. So here’s one of mine. In an earlier post I wrote, ‘Will playing Prison Architect make you a better sustainable decision maker?’ On the surface that seems fine; Prison Architect is a computer simulation game. My proposition was to use simulation games to develop the skills and decision making […]

Will playing Prison Architect make you a better sustainable decision maker?

Could playing a computer game which involves the design, building and running of an American Jail (Prison Architect) help public service ‘decision makers’ make better real life decisions? In particular would it help people to learn how to think differently? Would it help them behave in a way that aligns decision making with sustainable development […]