HCI and environmental sustainability: the politics of design and the design of politics

  title={HCI and environmental sustainability: the politics of design and the design of politics},
  author={Paul Dourish},
  journal={Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems},
  • P. Dourish
  • Published 16 August 2010
  • Art
  • Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
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