Summer has been and gone, and seemingly come back again! Since establishing the Change Design Co. off the back of the Wales Centre for Behaviour Change we’ve had a really busy summer and been working on some interesting behaviour change projects. We’d hoped to get the case studies up by now, but due to the nature of the work we’ve been unable. Our largest area of work over the past 2 months has been working with the NHS both in providing Behaviour change workshops and training days and in managing live Behaviour change projects on hospital wards here in Wales.
Hundreds of NHS staff from a broad selection of departments have now undergone our 1 day ‘Changing Behaviour at work’ training day/workshop designed to help individuals and teams understand the principles of behaviour change and begin to be able to use them, with the aid of our ‘NEWIDEA’ framework, (initially developed by us whilst at the WCBC – Bangor University), which is made available via an online document to everyone attending.
Other ongoing work for the NHS includes a new campaign to raise hydration levels in hospitals across Wales, which will be completed by the end of October. We’re looking forward to analysing data and awaiting roll out of the campaign across Wales shortly afterwards.
Another project for Autumn 2015 will see us looking at reducing dog fouling, potentially the world’s largest anti social behaviour. Using forest sites across Wales we’ll be testing the use of nudging and user experience design to reduce what I’m sure we can all agree is a behaviour we would all like to see less of!
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