IIT to host Indo-Japanese workshop on ‘Design intervention for Behavioural Change’
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IIT to host Indo-Japanese workshop on ‘Design intervention for Behavioural Change’

Gandhinagar, Dec 7: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) will host Indo-Japanese workshop on ‘Design intervention for Behavioural Change’ from December 12 to 14.

The workshop will be jointly conducted by IIT Gandhinagar and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Ishikawa, Japan. 8 students and 2 faculty from JAIST are going to conduct an interactive design workshop along with 9 students and 2 faculty from IIT Gandhinagar to find local solutions for the universal problems such as - pollution, traffic, sexism and which involve multiple stakeholders.

During these three days, students will give talks about problems faced by their own society and work together to propose a solution. They will also visit various parts of the city to understand the problems first-hand. This exercise is aimed to give a better understanding of each other’s cultures and to look at the social problems from a global perspective. Students will develop a deeper understanding and propose solutions for problems like mass transportation, traffic, pollution, gender discrimination etc.

The participants come with various backgrounds such as engineering, cognitive science, chemistry and humanities and study how to alter the behaviour of the people for the better through design interventions. (UNI)