Sustainable interaction design: invention & disposal, renewal & reuse

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Sustainable interaction design: invention & disposal, renewal & reuse
This paper presents the perspective that sustainability can and should be a central focus of interaction design--a perspective that is termed Sustainable Interaction Design (SID). As a starting point for a perspective of sustainability, design is defined as an act of choosing among or informing choices of future ways of being. This perspective of sustainability is presented in terms of design values, methods, and reasoning. The paper proposes (i) a rubric for understanding the material effects of particular interaction design cases in terms of forms of use, reuse, and disposal, and (ii) several principles to guide SID. The paper illustrates--with particular examples of design critique for interactive products and appeals to secondary research--how two of these principles may be applied to move the effects of designs from less preferred forms of use to more preferred ones. Finally, a vision for incorporating sustainability into the research and practice of interaction design is describ...
Eli Blevis
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CHI
Authors Eli Blevis
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