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This paper presents the perspective that sustainability can and should be a central focus of interaction design-a perspective that is termed <i>Sustainable Interaction Design</i> (SID). As a starting point for a <i>perspective of sustainability, design</i> is defined as <i>an act of choosing among or informing choices of future ways of being</i>. This… (More)
This paper takes up the problem of understanding why we preserve some things passionately and discard others without thought. We briefly report on the theoretical literature relating to this question, both in terms of existing literature in HCI, as well as in terms of related literatures that can advance the understanding for the HCI community. We use this… (More)
Research in many fields argues that contemporary global industrial civilization will not persist indefinitely in its current form, and may, like many past human societies, eventually collapse. Arguments in environmental studies, anthropology, and other fields indicate that this transformation could begin within the next half-century. While imminent collapse… (More)
What happens if efforts to achieve sustainability fail? Research in many fields argues that contemporary global industrial civilization will not persist indefinitely in its current form, and may, like many past human societies, eventually collapse. Arguments in environmental studies, anthropology, and other fields indicate that this transformation… (More)
A human driver fails to navigate a U-turn, halting traffic in one direction and unable to recover due to the traffic in the other direction. Can autonomous vehicles be programmed to anticipate extreme driver behaviors?
There is significant interest in designing technologies for the food system, from agricultural modeling tools to apps enabling humans to assess nutritional value of various food choices to drones for pest detection. However, a good food system must be a sustainable one. There is an urgent need for deliberation and thoughtfulness in designing for both… (More)
This paper does two things. (1) First, it describes the role of the photo-visual in HCI and Design. The paper appeals primarily to the literature within HCI relating to photo-visual contributions. It appeals also to literatures outside of HCI, but it does not do so exhaustively. (2) Second, it illustrates the role of the photo-visual with two photographic… (More)
A maker, Lu Yi, presented this handmade flip light to Jeff and Shaowen Bardzell to welcome them to her maker space in Taipei, Taiwan. The gift symbolizes a caring relationship between researchers and participants.
rwb330 (rwb330.hk), a not-for-profit store, displays a purse modeled after a luxury brand, but made of inexpensive woven plastic commonly used in Hong Kong and China by the many people without the means to afford luxury brands. These materials are most commonly red, white, and blue, but they are found in other colors as well. The store partners with local… (More)
A fish pond is visible in the top-left corner of the rooftop garden pictured.