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Towards a capability maturity rubric for Sustainable HCI

July 19, 2016


I’ve long been a fan of Bob Willard’s organisational sustainability maturity index – here’s a post from 2007. I’ve used it many times, including this talk to Young Enterprise. Now for a book chapter I’m writing with Oliver Bates we’ve had a go at using it for a rubric for considering the sustainabilityness of Human […]

Upcoming workshop: The role of ICT in transforming society through engaged communities

July 20, 2015


I’m very happy that this workshop will be held at ICT4S in September (see more info here) On the basis that sustainability problems are not amenable to single-point interventions (because they are both wicked and numerous), we need a step-change in how we approach ICT4S.  Rather than trying for separate interventions for every aspect, or for […]

2025 fictional abstracts – role of computing in sustainable development

December 11, 2014


This is such an interesting challenge.  Ten years is within research horizons, close enough not to get distracted by hoverboards but far enough away to think outside the box.   I’m going for a positive vision, then trying to work out the steps to get there.  Imagining all my current research has bourne fruit is […]

The role of activism in ICT for Sustainability: Learning from practitioners

March 11, 2014


Here’s the draft of the paper we just finished.  It is based on our conversations published as podcasts on SustainableLens. Samuel Mann,  Shane Gallagher,  Nell Smith Abstract— This paper describes an analysis of responses to the question “do you consider yourself to be an activist?” and applies the learnings from that to computing for sustainability.   […]

Arguing in a way that responding challenges my thinking

October 4, 2012


Jeffrey Bardzell makes some really interesting points in his recent discussion on the nature of peer reviewing of argument papers.  I agree with his approach to reviewing essays, but that is not why I’m writing this post. Jeffrey argues that we should look beyond the usual normative criteria to judge argument/essay papers: Do I agree […]

Of behavioural wedges and spillovers

September 21, 2012


In the New Zealand Parliament yesterday the Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues Simon Bridges repeatedly answered Kennedy Graham’s questions about worsening scientific evidence with answers about protecting NZ jobs (video). Only when the economy improves, he said, could we look at changes so long as they didn’t affect NZ jobs. In other words, the […]

A wishlist for sustainable computing?

July 21, 2011


Last week we won the CITRENZ Award for Research for our paper  “A research framework for sustainable software“. In this paper we propose a Sustainable Lens as the basis for a research agenda.  This Sustainable Lens could be an actual augmented reality headset, or it might be a way of describing how we see the […]