About this blog
This blog contains the running thoughts about a new project that The RSA is currently exploring. The project is concerned with the role that design for behaviour change can play in society. We hope that this blog can become a conversation between the RSA projects team, Fellows of the RSA, practitioners in relevant fields, and the wider public.

To get a feel for the project, read this post about the RSA and design.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in this potential project, so please feel free to drop an email tojamie dot young at R S A dot org dot uk


2 Responses to “What is this all about?”

  1. 1 Rosie A February 16, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Jamie – sorry to be woefully unintellectual, but I want to ask about Mr. Davis’s chimney-brush.

    Did all of the “brushettes” pop out at once, or are they actually attachments?

  2. 2 rsadesignbehaviour February 16, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Rosie

    Here’s a key to the figures on the drawing of Jospeh Davis’s brush that Rob Baker, the head of the archive at the RSA, sent me:

    “The illustration of Joseph Davis’s invention is taken from the Transaction of the Society, Vol XXV (1807). He received a number of other awards from the Society for his household inventions. Figures A are four brushes for sweeping the four sides of the chimney; figures B show two of the four springs which expand the machine to chimnies of all sizes; C represents the brush at the top of the machine proper for cleansing the pots; figures D show four lines to draw the brushes near together by a cord E, so that the machine may be forced up the chimney with greater facility. F shows the string to expand the brushes when the machine is at the top of the flue.”

    Better picture here: https://rsadesignbehaviour.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/hello-world/ch055_web1/

    Does that help?


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