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Extraordinary computing

May 12, 2009

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Susan Wyche gave a paper at CHI recently: Extraordinary computing: religion as a lens for reconsidering the home (ACM DL).  In it she uses religion as as a lens to examine assumptions and values that shape future  domestic structures.  Her focus was not on faith-laden technology, but on how offline faith affects how people interact.  Following […]

Interactional trajectories

May 12, 2009

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I like the work of Steve Benford.  While his paper (From interaction to trajectories: designing coherent journeys through user experiences ACM DL) at  CHI was primarily concerned with interaction design, I think that we can see a wider application, particularly into education for sustainability.   Instead of one-off functions,  Benford considers interactions as a continuty of experiece […]

Computing for habitual sustainability (and a cool bendy speedometer)

May 12, 2009

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Minjung Sohn aims to produce products that are “used unconsciously by users with reduced environmental impacts”.   With her colleagues from KAIST, she  argues that existing approaches to eco-friendly design mainly focus on educating users, or making them recognise the need for sustainability.  In Designing with unconscious human behaviors for eco-friendly interaction, Minjung and her colleagues instead […]

Tools for navigating landscape of community action

May 12, 2009

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In the early 90s I worked on the Otago Regional Council’s land and vegetation monitoring programme. One of the strategies we used was to closely involve the land managers in monitoring and analysis.  We hoped (and found) this would give greater credibility to the process and ownership of the results. The  involvement stemmed beyond labour […]

Sustainable Computing meets Ecologically Engaged Art

May 6, 2009

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As I am reminded several times a day via  gmail’s pop-up, my friend Lloyd Godman describes himself as an “Ecological Artist”.  At CHI this year, Carl DiSalvo (along with Kirsten Boehner, Nicholas Knouf and Phoebe Sengers) explored what sustainable HCI can learn from such ecologically engaged art.   They argue that radical shifts in design are needed for […]

Persuasive guidelines for behaviour change

May 6, 2009

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 A theme of CHI for me this year was behaviour change.  This reflects the growing recognition that technology is at best only part of a solution.  Sunny Consolvo and her colleagues presented an interesting set of design strategies that support behaviour changes in everyday life (paper). They propose that persuasive technology developed following their guidelines will […]

Rethinking users as creative everyday designers

May 5, 2009

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Ron Wakkary and Karen Tanenbaum argue that by adopting a conception of the user as a creative everyday designer we can  generate a new set of design principles that promote sustainable interaction design: Everyday design offers a formal lens through which to reconsider interactions with and the use of designed artifacts in the home. The everyday designer is a […]