Our workshops and presentations help you bring new methods for understanding and influencing consumer behavior to your practice.

Below you'll find details for all of our upcoming events, including speaking engagements, workshops, and conference presentations. Interested in hosting a talk on the toolkit at your company or industry event? Let's chat.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time. Stay tuned!

Past Events

September 28, 2011


Nikki led a mini-workshop on designing for behavior change, incorporating tools from the Brains, Behavior & Design toolkit. This workshop waspart of Artefact's 5-year anniversary celebration in Seattle, WA.

July 14, 2010

IIT Institute of Design

We led a mini-workshop at the IIT Institute of Design's July Summer Camp.

June 16, 2010

IIT Institute of Design

We led a mini-workshop at the IIT Institute of Design's June Summer Camp.

June 9, 2010


We hosted a Brains, Behavior & Design Workshop for members of Chicago's chapter of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), introducing them to our toolkit and leading them through a case study exercise with the design strategy cards.

May 12, 2010


Nikki presented a lightning talk at the 2010 Design Research Conference - speaking about how behavioral economics applies to design, and introducing the Brains, Behavior & Design toolkit as a new lens for problem-solving.

April 8, 2010

IIT Institute of Design

The team guest-lectured in Jeremy Alexis' Economics and Design class, part of the Masters of Design program at the IIT Institute of Design. We kicked off the class with an introduction to behavioral economics concepts, and then facilitated a discussion on the implications of behavioral economics findings to the design practice.

February 11, 2010

New York City workshop

We hosted a workshop for friends and alums of the IIT Institute of Design, as part of an evening of learning and networking at the Monitor Group office in New York. During the hour-long workshop, we explored high-level concepts in behavioral economics and introduced the five tools we developed to help designers apply these findings to their practice. Participants worked in small groups to brainstorm new product concepts using these tools.

October 2, 2009

DRC 2009

Round table at the DRC 2009

Brains, Behavior & Design was invited to host two discussion tables at the Fall 2009 Design Research Conference on the topic "Irrationality and Design: Influencing the decisions that real people make." We had an international group of participants including professionals and students from multiple disciplines. The discussion was focused on 10 behavioral tendencies particularly relevant to design, and participants shared stories and insights about these tendencies from their own work.

October 2, 2009

DRC 2009

At the Fall 2009 Design Research Conference, Ann explained why we think there is such value in exploring the overlap between behavioral economics and design, and spoke about our ongoing project work. Check out the presentation video below!