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Jina Huh <[log in to unmask]>
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Deadline extended to January 15th, 2010

CFP for CHI 2010 Workshop: Examining Appropriation, Re-use, and  
Maintenance for Sustainability
April 11, 2010
Atlanta, GA

Call for Participation

As computing environments evolve at a rapid pace, computing artifacts  
quickly become obsolete. Accordingly, this creates myriad kinds of e-  
waste, raising concerns in sustainability. Over the past few years,  
the HCI community has opened up a wide range of conversations  
regarding the role and future directions of HCI in sustainability.  
Building on top of the previous discussions, this workshop attempts to  
channel the community's expertise and creativity to advance further  
and seek practical and concrete sustainable design opportunities in  
utilizing old and obsolete computing artifacts.

About the Workshop

This one-day workshop will include brief introductions, small group  
design activities, and group discussion surrounding the following  

1.     What are the challenges or limitations that hinder progress in  
sustainable design, specifically in reusing, appropriating, and  
maintaining used and obsolete digital artifacts?

2.     What are realistic, practical, and creative solutions to  
utilizing used and obsolete digital artifacts? (Through the  
collaborative design activity session, the participants will  
brainstorm creative and innovative design ideas for prolonged use and  

3.     How can we evaluate what is a success in sustainable design for  
appropriation, re-use, and maintenance? How long is prolonged use, and  
how practical do the design outcomes need to be? How scalable should  
the solutions be?

Position Papers

We welcome submissions from authors who are interested in and/or  
currently working in the area of sustainable interaction design.  
Specifically, people with background in hardware electronics,  
interaction design, and social computing are encouraged to submit.  
Position papers should describe your work on the topic, ideas for  
appropriation, reuse, recycle, and maintenance of old/obsolete  
computing artifacts, or general ideas about the role of obsolete  
computing artifacts
in sustainability. Please email submissions of 1500 words or fewer in  
PDF format by *Jan 15*, 2010 to [log in to unmask] The acceptance  
will be notified by Jan 30, 2010.

At least one author of accepted papers must register for the workshop  
and at least one day of the conference. More information on the  
workshop can be found at the CHI 2010 website or:

Workshop organizers

Jina Huh is a doctoral candidate at the School of Information,  
University of Michigan. She studies the relationship between perceived  
control of information and perceived proximities of information  
spaces, and how this affects people's information management practices.

Six Silberman is a PhD student in the Informatics department at UC  
Irvine. His current projects are guided by an interest in the social,  
political, economic, and ecological implications and opportunities  
associated with widespread uptake of novel communication technologies,  
and in ecological-economic systems and environmental justice.

Lisa P. Nathan is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library,  
Archival and Information Studies at the University of British  
Columbia, Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from the  
University of Washington. Lisa's empirical work includes a two year  
investigation of value tensions around changing information technology  
practice within sustainability-oriented intentional communities.

Eli Blevis is an Associate Professor of Informatics in the HCI/d  
program of the School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at Indiana  
University-Bloomington. His primary research interests are sustainable  
interaction design, design theory, and studio-based learning and  

Bill Tomlinson is an Associate Professor of Informatics at the  
University of California, Irvine, and a researcher in the California  
Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. His  
research areas include environmental information technology, human-  
computer interaction, and computer-supported learning.

Phoebe Sengers is an Associate Professor in Information Science and  
Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University.  She analyzes,  
designs, and builds interactive systems in cultural and political  

Daniela Busse, UX Director at SAP, focuses on business software for  
Energy Management. Her prior work also includes carbon labeling and  
sustainable business design. She has been active in the CHI and User  
Experience field for over 13 years, and holds a Ph.D. from Glasgow  

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