Everyday practice and sustainable HCI: understanding and learning from cultures of (un) sustainability

James Pierce, Phoebe Sengers, Hrönn Brynjarsdóttir, Yolande Strengers

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Within the CHI community we have witnessed a broadening of concerns to include various everyday contexts such as the domestic, rural and urban, as well as diverse, underrepresented, and marginalized communities. Such everyday contexts have also emerged as key areas of focus for sustainable HCI. Not only is everyday life a critical area in which material resources are exchanged, transformed, consumed and disposed, but everyday life is a site for the formation of values, attitudes, routines and habits. This workshop will bring together individuals interested in everyday practice as both a critical site and a critical lens for sustainable HCI research and professional practice. The focus of the workshop is exploring and investigating how descriptions and theories of everyday practice can be employed in order to critically and creatively rethink how HCI frames research and design issues of sustainability-both collectively as a field and individually in participants' own work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450302289
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 May 201112 May 2011
Conference number: 29th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011
Abbreviated titleCHI 2011


  • Design
  • Everyday practice
  • Reflective HCI
  • Sustainability

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