Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science

User Behavior and Technology Development

Shaping Sustainable Relations Between Consumers and Technologies

Editors: Verbeek, Peter-Paul, Slob, Adriaan (Eds.)

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Environmental policy has long been determined by a dichotomy between technology and behavior. Some approaches stress the importance of technology and technological innovation, while others focus on behavioral change. Each approach has its limitations, however, since technology and behavior often appear so closely intertwined. Human behavior results not only from intentions and deliberate decisions, but also from its interaction with technological artifacts. In the area of traffic safety, for instance, people’s driving behavior is determined as much by curves, speed bumps and the power of their motors as by considerations of safety and responsibility. How can we best describe and understand these interactions between behavior and technology? What conceptual frameworks and empirical studies are available, and how can they be integrated? And how can we bring these interactions to bear on product design and policy making?

The book User Behavior and Technology Development explores these relationships between technology and behavior from an interdisciplinary perspective. This includes contributions from cognitive psychology, industrial design, public administration, marketing, sociology, ergonomics, science and technology studies, and philosophy. The book aims to create a conceptual basis for analyzing interactions between technology and behavior, and to provide insights that are relevant to technology design and environmental policy.

About the authors

Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is associate professor of philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. He holds a M.Sc. in the Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society and a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Technology. He publishes on the social and cultural roles of technology, the morality of technological artifacts, and the ethics and philosophy of (industrial) design.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Ethical aspects of behavior-steering technology

    Philip Brey

    Pages

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  • Technology and household activities

    J. P. Groot-Marcus, P. M. J. Terpstra, L. P. A. Steenbekkers, et al.

    Pages 33-42

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  • Technology and users

    Wim J. M. Heijs, Peter-Paul Verbeek

    Pages 81-92

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  • Sustainable technologies and everyday life

    Gert Spaargaren, Susan Martens, Theo A. M. Beckers

    Pages 107-118

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  • Household energy consumption

    Wim J. M. Heijs

    Pages 149-157

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Hardcover 227,76 €
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Softcover 227,76 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
User Behavior and Technology Development
Book Subtitle
Shaping Sustainable Relations Between Consumers and Technologies
Editors
  • Peter-Paul Verbeek
  • Adriaan Slob
Series Title
Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5196-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5196-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4433-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7128-6
Series ISSN
1389-6970
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 412
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