A sustainable identity: the creativity of an everyday designer

Ron Wakkary, Karen Tanenbaum

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Abstract

In this paper we explore sustainability in interaction design by reframing concepts of user identity and use in a domestic setting. Building on our own work on everyday design and Blevis's Sustainable Interaction Design principles, we present examples from an ethnographic study of families in their homes which illustrate design-in-use: the creative and sustainable ways people appropriate and adapt designed artifacts. We claim that adopting a conception of the user as a creative everyday designer generates a new set of design principles that promote sustainable interaction design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM/IEEE
Pages365-374
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-246-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event27th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20099 Apr 2009
Conference number: 27
http://www.chi2009.org/

Conference

Conference27th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
Abbreviated titleCHI 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period4/04/099/04/09
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Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • appropriation, design-in-use, domestic, ethnography, everyday design, Sustainability, users

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