My submission for the sustainability interaction design workshop (part of CHI 2014) was accepted, so I’ll be in Toronto at the end of April. Here’s the abstract:
Designing Interactive Ethical Spectacles for Sustainability
This position paper includes three components: first, a discussion of the meaning of sustainability, in which I suggest that in addition to seeing sustainability as a desired end-state we should view it as a process of collective future-visioning. Second, drawing from Stephen Duncombe’s notion of the “ethical spectacle”, I propose a model for designing inclusive, resonant, engaging and thought-provoking interactive experiences to promote public engagement with sustainability. Third, moving from the conceptual to the practical, I suggest a few concrete guiding principles for designing interactive ethical spectacles for sustainability (IESS).
The full (short) paper is available here.