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Digital technology and sustainability : engaging the paradox / edited by Mike Hazas and Lisa P. Nathan.

Contributor(s): Hazas, Mike [editor.] | Nathan, Lisa P [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Routledge studies in sustainability.Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018Description: xvii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138205888 (hardback) .Subject(s): Human-computer interaction | Computer systems -- Environmental aspects | Sustainability | Green technology | Sustainable engineeringAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Digital technology and sustainabilityDDC classification: 004.019 DIG
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of table; List of figures; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; Photo essay 1: Selfie time; Introduction: Digital technology and sustainability: engaging the paradox; Photo essay 2: Artifice and nature; Part 1 Assessing the field; 1 Three principles of sustainable interaction design, revisited; 2 Towards a social practice theory perspective on sustainable HCI research and design; 3 A conversation between two sustainable HCI researchers: the role of HCI in a positive socio-ecological transformation. Response 1a: Sustainable HCI: from individual to system; Response 1b: Sustainability within HCI within society: improvisations, interconnections and imaginations; Photo essay 3: Rooftop garden; Part 2 Addressing limits; 4 Every little bit makes little difference: the paradox within SHCI; 5 Developing a political economy perspective for sustainable HCI; 6 Software engineering for sustainability: tools for sustainability analysis; Response 2: Challenging the scope?; Photo essay 4: Classroom exercise; Part 3 Ways to engage with others. 7 Communicating SHCI research to practitioners and stakeholders; 8 Negotiating and engaging with environmental public policy at different scales; 9 On the inherent contradictions of teaching sustainability at a technical university; 10 Participation in design for sustainability; Response 3a: Connected and complicit; Response 3b: From participatory design to participatory governance through sustainable HCI; Photo essay 5: Airstream; Part 4 Inspiring futures; 11 A sustainable place: everyday designers as placemakers. 12 Interaction design for sustainability futures: towards worldmaking interactions; 13 Think local act local: the case of Burning Man; Response 4: Sustainability futures and the future of sustainable HCI; Photo essay 6: Locked gate; Epilogue; Index.
Summary: "This book brings together diverse voices from across the field of sustainable human computer interaction (SHCI) to discuss what it means for digital technology to support sustainability and how humans and technology can work together optimally for a more sustainable future.Contemporary digital technologies are hailed by tech companies, governments and academics as leading-edge solutions to the challenges of environmental sustainability; smarter homes, more persuasive technologies, and a robust Internet of Things hold the promise for creating a greener world. Yet, deployments of interactive technologies for such purposes often lead to a paradox: they algorithmically "optimize" heating and lighting of houses without regard to the dynamics of daily life in the home; they can collect and display data that allow us to reflect on energy and emissions, yet the same information can cause us to raise our expectations for comfort and convenience; they might allow us to share best practice for sustainable living through social networking and online communities, yet these same systems further our participation in consumerism and contribute to an ever-greater volume of electronic waste.By acknowledging these paradoxes, this book represents a significant critical inquiry into digital technology's longer-term impact on ideals of sustainability.Written by an interdisciplinary team of contributors this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of human computer interaction and environmental studies. "--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of table; List of figures; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; Photo essay 1: Selfie time; Introduction: Digital technology and sustainability: engaging the paradox; Photo essay 2: Artifice and nature; Part 1 Assessing the field; 1 Three principles of sustainable interaction design, revisited; 2 Towards a social practice theory perspective on sustainable HCI research and design; 3 A conversation between two sustainable HCI researchers: the role of HCI in a positive socio-ecological transformation.
Response 1a: Sustainable HCI: from individual to system; Response 1b: Sustainability within HCI within society: improvisations, interconnections and imaginations; Photo essay 3: Rooftop garden; Part 2 Addressing limits; 4 Every little bit makes little difference: the paradox within SHCI; 5 Developing a political economy perspective for sustainable HCI; 6 Software engineering for sustainability: tools for sustainability analysis; Response 2: Challenging the scope?; Photo essay 4: Classroom exercise; Part 3 Ways to engage with others.
7 Communicating SHCI research to practitioners and stakeholders; 8 Negotiating and engaging with environmental public policy at different scales; 9 On the inherent contradictions of teaching sustainability at a technical university; 10 Participation in design for sustainability; Response 3a: Connected and complicit; Response 3b: From participatory design to participatory governance through sustainable HCI; Photo essay 5: Airstream; Part 4 Inspiring futures; 11 A sustainable place: everyday designers as placemakers.
12 Interaction design for sustainability futures: towards worldmaking interactions; 13 Think local act local: the case of Burning Man; Response 4: Sustainability futures and the future of sustainable HCI; Photo essay 6: Locked gate; Epilogue; Index.

"This book brings together diverse voices from across the field of sustainable human computer interaction (SHCI) to discuss what it means for digital technology to support sustainability and how humans and technology can work together optimally for a more sustainable future.Contemporary digital technologies are hailed by tech companies, governments and academics as leading-edge solutions to the challenges of environmental sustainability; smarter homes, more persuasive technologies, and a robust Internet of Things hold the promise for creating a greener world. Yet, deployments of interactive technologies for such purposes often lead to a paradox: they algorithmically "optimize" heating and lighting of houses without regard to the dynamics of daily life in the home; they can collect and display data that allow us to reflect on energy and emissions, yet the same information can cause us to raise our expectations for comfort and convenience; they might allow us to share best practice for sustainable living through social networking and online communities, yet these same systems further our participation in consumerism and contribute to an ever-greater volume of electronic waste.By acknowledging these paradoxes, this book represents a significant critical inquiry into digital technology's longer-term impact on ideals of sustainability.Written by an interdisciplinary team of contributors this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of human computer interaction and environmental studies. "--Provided by publisher.

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