Update: Submission deadline extended to February 4, 2011
Welcome to the website for the CHI 2011 Conference Workshop on "Everyday Practices and Sustainable HCI: Understanding and Learning from Cultures of (Un)Sustainability". This site will be updated with more information regarding the workshop as it approaches. Please send inquiries to James Pierce at pierjam [ at ] gmail [.] com.
- Submission deadline: [New deadline!] February 4, 2011 (was January 14, 2011)
- Notification: February, 11, 2011
- Workshop: May 8, 2011 in Vancouver, BC
About the workshop
Everyday contexts and practices have emerged as key areas of focus for sustainable HCI and design, since everyday life is a critical site for the exchange, transformation, consumption and disposal of material resources implicated in issues around sustainability. Everyday life not only is a point of intervention but also raises issues concerning how HCI/design can and should approach sustainability, such as who is in charge of deciding what ‘sustainability’ is, which cultural practices are drawn on in framing sustainability, and the ethical implications of different design interventions. This workshop will investigate how descriptions and theories of everyday practice can be employed in order to critically and creatively re-think how HCI approaches and frames research and design issues of sustainability.
Format and goals
This one-day workshop will include short introductory presentations, breakout activities, and group discussion around the following goals:
- Applying and developing theories of (sustainable) practice
- Understanding and learning from grounded studies of (un)sustainability in cultural practice
- Re-thinking sustainable HCI research practice and professional practice, including how HCI can and should frame and approach sustainability
Call for submissions
We invite contributions from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, perspectives and interests related to sustainability, everyday practice and technology. Selection will favor work related to the following areas:
- Cultural exemplars of sustainable practices
- Engaging underrepresented and marginalized communities
- Theories of everyday practice
- The role of specific technologies in mediating everyday practices
- The ramifications for everyday practice of emerging technologies (e.g., shared-use systems, DIY tools, energy microgeneration and smart-metering)
For more information, you can find the workshop proposal here
Please email a 4-6 page position by February 4, 2011 to pierjam [at] gmail [.] com. You may use the CHI extended abstracts format for your submission.
At least one author of accepted papers must register for the workshop and at least one day of the conference.
James Pierce, Carnegie Mellon University
Hrönn Brynjarsdóttir, Cornell University
Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University
Yolande Strengers, RMIT University