Developing computational models of social practice theory

There is a recent trend in the social sciences to view human behaviour as being driven primarily by social practices, which are the key entities for understanding, rather than by individual decisions. We are exploring how to incorporate these theories into a computational system in a way that can provide insights for understanding and influencing practices. This is a challenging project which has potential to contribute to social science theory development as well as to developing better computational support tools for decision making.

Start By 1 February 2012
Completed By ongoing
Funding This project is not yet funded.
Researcher(s) Sarah Hickmott, Ralph Horne, Shae Hunter, Lin Padgham
Program Urban Decision-Making and Complex Systems