BIG supports HCI for CHI 2023 Climate Change workshop

The BIG project is now supporting the organisation of the HCI for Climate Change workshop “Imagining Sustainable Futures” during ACM Conference CHI 2023.

As the climate crisis is turning into one of the most critical issues of our time, HCI researchers keep reflecting on the role their work can play in reducing the impact of adverse environmental changes. Suggestions have been made to expand Sustainable HCI (SHCI)’s intervention area to policy design to have a more significant impact, consider non-human actors’ perspective to incorporate the value of biodiversity, develop multidisciplinary competencies and work across disciplines to understand climate change, and finally make it understandable to citizens and pave the way for their action.

This workshop calls to discuss the different angles from which the problem of climate change has been addressed by the CHI community so far. The organisation believes these different angles have several contact points, and the convergence of these different perspectives would help HCI researchers better imagine sustainable futures.

With this workshop, the organisation would like to offer a gathering where HCI researchers, designers, and activists working on environmental topics can meet to discuss their research and possibly find points of contact between their different perspectives on the role technology can play in ensuring sustainable futures.

Workshop schedule

Friday, 28th April 2023, 9:00 – 15:00 (CEST)

  • Welcome greetings, workshop introduction
  • Brief submission presentations
  • Break and groups set up
  • Group work
  • Plenary session: discussion and feedback on group work
  • Lunch
  • Keynote speech + Q&A session
  • Final reflections, wrap-up, and future plans

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