Sustainability, Bendor reminds us, is all about the future. So too is design. Somewhat surprisingly then, the field of sustainable HCI has adopted a narrow vision of the future, skirting around the “Big Questions” (Beck and Stolterman, 2017), and maintaining a “remarkable heterogeneity of methods, orientations, and approaches” (DiSalvo et al., 2010: 1975). Recurring and idealized sustainability characters or users, such as “Resource Man” (Strengers, 2013), sit alongside a common suite of ‘desirable’ and ‘helpful’ technologies (such as home automation, micro grids, and ecofeedback devices) expected to reorient societies towards a relatively predictable and known sustainable future.
|Title of host publication||Digital Technology and Sustainability|
|Subtitle of host publication||Engaging the Paradox|
|Editors||Mike Hazas, Lisa P. Nathan|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon Oxon UK|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|