Hope for the best and prepare for the worst: interaction design and the tipping point


possibility that we will reach a tipping point, or the possibility that we have already done so. In what follows, we describe the present state of sustainable interaction design. We describe the potential role of interaction design in preparation for and adaptation to a post–tipping point world in terms of digital projects we may undertake for monitoring global conditions, setting public policies, and informing public behaviors, and in terms of arenas of potential effects and concern, such as water supplies, rebalancing of ecosystems, food supplies and food safety, dangers to habitations (especially coastal ones), health, and migration. We characterize computational concerns in the context of preparation and adaptation to climate change and note the similarities and differences with computational concerns targeted at inducing behavioral change to reduce greenhouse gases.

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@article{Blevis2010HopeFT, title={Hope for the best and prepare for the worst: interaction design and the tipping point}, author={Eli Blevis and Shunying Blevis}, journal={Interactions}, year={2010}, volume={17}, pages={26-30} }