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This Changes Sustainable HCI

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Forthcoming
Publication date5/01/2018
Host publication36th annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems
Number of pages12
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event36th annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems - Montréal, Canada

Conference

Conference36th annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems
Abbreviated titleCHI '18
CountryCanada
CityMontréal
Period21/04/1826/04/18

Conference

Conference36th annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems
Abbreviated titleCHI '18
CountryCanada
CityMontréal
Period21/04/1826/04/18

Abstract

More than a decade into Sustainable HCI (SHCI) research, the community is still struggling to converge on a shared understanding of sustainability and HCI’s role in addressing it. We think this is largely a positive sign, reflective of maturity; yet, lacking a clear set of aims and metrics for sustainability continues to be the community’s impediment to progressing, hence we seek to articulate a vision around which the community can productively coalesce. Drawing from recent SHCI publications, we identify commonalities that might form the basis of a shared understanding, and we show that this understanding closely aligns with the authoritative conception of a path to a sustainable future proffered by Naomi Klein in her book This Changes Everything. We elaborate a set of contributions that SHCI is already making that can be unified under Klein’s narrative, and compare these categories of work to those found in past surveys of the field as evidence of substantive progress in SHCI.