A sustainable identity: The creativity of an everyday designer

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2009
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Author: Wakkary, Ron
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.
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Wakkary, Ron, & Tanenbaum, Karen. (2009). A sustainable identity: The creativity of an everyday designer. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09), 365-374. doi:10.1145/1518701.1518761
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Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09)
Document title
A sustainable identity: The creativity of an everyday designer
Date
2009
First page
365
Last page
374
Publisher DOI
10.1145/1518701.1518761
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