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OSKARRR: Data-driven Design Speculations For The Future of Domestic Waste

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Publication date6/11/2022
Host publication[ ] With Design: Reinventing Design Modes: Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR 2021)
EditorsGerhard Bruyns, Huaxin Wei
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages2821-2835
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789811944727
ISBN (Print)9789811944710
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventIASDR 2021 - Hong Kong
Duration: 5/12/20219/12/2021

Conference

ConferenceIASDR 2021
Abbreviated titleIASDR 2021
Period5/12/219/12/21

Conference

ConferenceIASDR 2021
Abbreviated titleIASDR 2021
Period5/12/219/12/21

Abstract

Waste infrastructure is largely non-digital and resists mapping and datafication. Waste itself can be seen as material information, revealing of its creators, which is lost along with the material resources that are thrown away. Design and HCI can unlock this information.
Most people’s engagement with waste begins and ends at the domestic dustbin, with minimal consideration of what is wasted and where it goes. When aggregated waste practices have significant sustainability impacts. Digital technologies designed to raise awareness of environmental issues compete for our finite cognitive capacity with the demands of everyday life.
To address this challenge, this paper uses speculative design of domestic waste devices. These speculative ‘data objects’ build on work in speculative design, sustainable HCI, and waste infrastructure mapping. The aim of this pictorial is to provoke debate on digital technology’s ability to engage us with consumption and waste, resulting in behavior change and reduced environmental degradation.