SIGCHI HCI & Sustainability workshop in CHI 2014

CHI 2014 is in Toronto. Although the deadline for submitting papers has passed, I’m thinking about applying for this workshop:

The SIGCHI HCI & Sustainability Community will host a workshop as part of CHI 2014, the annual Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. This year’s conference will be held in Toronto, Canada, 26 Apr–1 May. The workshop will be held on either 26 Apr or 27 Apr. This page will be updated as soon as the date is decided.

Our one-day workshop will gather new and established HCI & Sustainability researchers to:

  • assess what we have learned in the last eight years of HCI & Sustainability research;
  • address conceptual inconsistencies in the field; and
  • develop a coherent framework for orienting and evaluating future work.

Eight questions will orient discussion:

  1. What is sustainability?
  2. What do we know about how sustainability might be achieved?
  3. What crucial questions remain?
  4. How can HCI help achieve sustainability?
  5. How should HCI & Sustainability research be evaluated?
  6. How can we use critiques of past work to develop more productive approaches?
  7. How can we better integrate knowledge from outside HCI?
  8. How can we encourage work that contributes to practical sustainability efforts?

We will produce a collective statement answering these questions and a set of guidelines and questions for orienting and evaluating new work. These will constitute the first version of an evolving community resource.

More here.

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