What have we learned?

A SIGCHI HCI & Sustainability community workshop


The SIGCHI HCI & Sustainability Community will host a workshop as part of CHI 2014, the annual Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. This year’s conference will be held in Toronto, Canada, 26 Apr–1 May. The workshop will be held Sunday 27 Apr 2014 in Room 713A of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Our one-day workshop will gather new and established HCI & Sustainability researchers to:

Eight questions will orient discussion:

  1. What is sustainability?
  2. What do we know about how sustainability might be achieved?
  3. What crucial questions remain?
  4. How can HCI help achieve sustainability?
  5. How should HCI & Sustainability research be evaluated?
  6. How can we use critiques of past work to develop more productive approaches?
  7. How can we better integrate knowledge from outside HCI?
  8. How can we encourage work that contributes to practical sustainability efforts?

We will produce a collective statement answering these questions and a set of guidelines and questions for orienting and evaluating new work. These will constitute the first version of an evolving community resource.

This site was last updated 21 Apr 2014.

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