Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Device and Cloud Service Design Decisions on the Environmental Footprint of Digital Infrastructure

@article{Preist2016UnderstandingAM,
  title={Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Device and Cloud Service Design Decisions on the Environmental Footprint of Digital Infrastructure},
  author={Chris Preist and Daniel Schien and Eli Blevis},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2016}
}
  • C. Preist, D. Schien, Eli Blevis
  • Published 7 May 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Interactive devices and the services they support are reliant on the cloud and the digital infrastructure supporting it. The environmental impacts of this infrastructure are substantial and for particular services the infrastructure can account for up to 85% of the total impact. In this paper, we apply the principles of Sustainable Interaction Design to cloud services use of the digital infrastructure. We perform a critical analysis of current design practice with regard to interactive services… 

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