All posts for the month February, 2014

My submission for the sustainability interaction design workshop (part of CHI 2014) was accepted, so I’ll be in Toronto at the end of April. Here’s the abstract:

Designing Interactive Ethical Spectacles for Sustainability

This position paper includes three components: first, a discussion of the meaning of sustainability, in which I suggest that in addition to seeing sustainability as a desired end-state we should view it as a process of collective future-visioning. Second, drawing from Stephen Duncombe’s notion of the “ethical spectacle”, I propose a model for designing inclusive, resonant, engaging and thought-provoking interactive experiences to promote public engagement with sustainability. Third, moving from the conceptual to the practical, I suggest a few concrete guiding principles for designing interactive ethical spectacles for sustainability (IESS).

The full (short) paper is available here.