since the paper mentioned below is "Interaction Design" based, I
thought I would pass it along here. I hope the paper will be made
public so we can have a better discussion, but in the meantime, what
are the issues of sustainability for our community?
* Work environment
* What is unsustainable about software? digital products?
Most sustainability talk is about the physical world. Materials and
As interaction designers, what is our role in thinking about sustainability?
It has been said that the best way to effect change is to start in the
places you have most expertise. This year at CHI, we are hoping to
engage the community in a conversation about what we can do to increase
the sustainability of interactive technologies.
Organizers: Jennifer Mankoff, Eli Blevis, Alan Borning, Batya Friedman,
Susan R. Fussell, Jay Hasbrouck, Allison Woodruff, Phoebe Sengers
We believe that sustainability is an issue that has import for the
entire CHI community. We therefore encourage participation by anyone who
is interested in how sustainability might impact them, or has thoughts
on how we can raise awareness and integrate the implications of
sustainability into the work of the CHI community. A background in
sustainability is not
required to participate in this SIG. The discussion presented here is
just a first step in what we hope will be a longer discussion in the CHI
community. We encourage you to join the discussion and help us to define
a vision for greener, more sustainable interactive technologies. Topics
• Opportunities for including sustainability in research
• Approaches to including sustainability in practice
• Implications for education