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Sustainably unpersuaded: how persuasion narrows our vision of sustainability
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A critical analysis of persuasive sustainability research from 2009-2011 is provided, arguing that persuasion is based on a limited framing of sustainability, human behavior, and their interrelationship, which makes supporting sustainability easier, but leads to characteristic patterns of breakdown.
Mapping the landscape of sustainable HCI
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An empirical analysis of how sustainable HCI is defining itself as a research field is provided, based on a corpus of published works, which identifies established genres in the area, key unrecognized intellectual differences, and emerging issues.
Service robots in the domestic environment: a study of the roomba vacuum in the home
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Ethnicographic research on the actual use of domestic service robots is presented to provide a grounded understanding of how design can influence human-robot interaction in the home, and initial implications for the design of these products are offered.
Infrastructuring and the formation of publics in participatory design
Of late, there has been a renewed and reinvigorated exchange of ideas across science and technology studies and participatory design, emerging from a shared interest in ‘publics’. In this article, we
Adversarial Design
In Adversarial Design, Carl DiSalvo examines the ways that technology design can provoke and engage the political. He describes a practice, which he terms "adversarial design," that uses the means
All robots are not created equal: the design and perception of humanoid robot heads
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Through research, it is found that the presence of certain features, the dimensions of the head, and the total number of facial features heavily influence the perception of humanness in robot heads.
Design and the Construction of Publics
In his 1927 book The Public and Its Problems,1 John Dewey sought to address the possibilities and inhibitors of collective political action in then contemporary times. Characteristic of his pragmatic
Making public things: how HCI design can express matters of concern
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This paper draws from five design projects to explore how design can express matters of concern by communicating the factors and consequences of issues and considers the role of design in contributing to the formation of publics.
The Hug: an exploration of robotic form for intimate communication
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The role of form is discussed in constructing meaningful relationships through The Hug, a conceptual design exploration of form for a robotic product that facilitates intimate communication across distance.
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