This Changes Sustainable HCI

Knowles, Brandin Hanson and Bates, Oliver Emile Glaves and Håkansson, Maria (2018) This Changes Sustainable HCI. In: CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : Engage with CHI. ACM, CAN. ISBN 9781450356206

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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.

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