What have we learned?

A SIGCHI HCI & Sustainability community workshop


M. Six Silberman Eli Blevis Elaine Huang Bonnie A. Nardi Lisa P. Nathan Daniela Busse Chris Preist Samuel Mann

M. Six Silberman is a PhD student in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. He works with Bill Tomlinson and Bonnie Nardi.

Eli Blevis an Associate Professor of Informatics in the Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCI/d) program of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is best known in the CHI community as the author of the foundational 2007 paper “Sustainable interaction design: invention & disposal, renewal & reuse.”

Elaine Huang is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Zurich and head of the People and Computing Lab at the Department of Informatics. She is a longtime contributor to research on sustainability in HCI.

Bonnie A. Nardi is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She taught the first class on “collapse computing” at UC Irvine in 2012 and is one of the core faculty of the UC Irvine Center for Research on Sustainability, Collapse-Preparedness & Information Technology (RiSCIT).

Lisa P. Nathan is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her work investigates the design of information systems that address societal challenges, specifically those that are ethically charged and impact multiple generations (e.g., sustainability and war), and information practices that influence how these systems adapt over time. She is a longtime contributor to research on sustainability in HCI.

Daniela Busse is a Design Futurist at Samsung UX Innovations Lab. Her prior work includes research for energy management and carbon trading, ecology labels, business design for sustainable enterprises, and sustainable healthcare. She led the 2009 Creativity & Cognition workshop on “Designing for a Sustainable Future,” and co-taught the courses Introduction to & Advanced Research and Design for Sustainability with Eli Blevis at CHI 2010.

Chris Preist is Reader in Sustainability and Computer Systems at the University of Bristol and an Affiliate of Forum for the Future. His research focuses on the use of mobile and social media to engage communities in environmental activism and knowledge sharing, and the integration of environmental life cycle analysis techniques into strategic and design decisions about digital services. He led the SIGCHI HCI & Sustainability community workshop on “post-sustainability” at CHI 2013.

Samuel Mann is Professor at Otago Polytechnic University, where he combines interaction design with his responsibility for education for sustainability across the institution. His recent book, The Green Graduate: Educating Every Student as a Sustainable Practitioner posits a sustainable approach to every discipline. His first book, Sustainable Lens: A Visual Guide traces the development of sustainability thinking through its diagrams.

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