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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 […]

Support for participation beyond the wiki’s blank page

May 5, 2009

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It is hard to go far in the sustainability world before you hit ideas of participation.    Kurt Luther presented an interesting development in this field at  CHI recently. In a paper entitled “Pathfinder: An Online Collaboration Environment for Citizen Scientists” he (and others) examined computer support for citizen science.  Inspired by the Christmas Bird […]

Print less monkey

May 5, 2009

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Jun Xiao and Jian Fan showed some really slick thinking at CHI.   From HP’s Multimedia Interaction and Understanding Lab, they demonstrated PrintMarmoset, “a browser plugin for sustainability”.     In essence, the plug-in hugely reduce the amount of paper used in printing.  It does this through automatic content selection and sloppy gesture selection:  Impressive as […]

Collaboratively Creative Computing Challenges

May 5, 2009

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Sustainability and computing came creatively together in the “Creativity Challenges and Opportunities in Social Computing” panel at CHI recently.   The premise for the panel was that “most of the pressing and important problems of today’s world are systemic problems making collaboration supported by social computing not a luxury but a necessity”.  The question then becomes […]