Towards a Responsible Innovation Agenda in HCI – CHI 19 Workshop – Sunday 4th May 2019

On Sunday Oliver Bates and Kathy New will be heading to the annual CHI conference to host a workshop on Responsible Innovation in the context of HCI research, practice and education.

Coming from research background that cares deeply about ethics, sustainability and designing technology that reduces negative impacts on the environmental and society we are particularly interested in engraining responsibility in terms of social and environmental factors at the core of HCI.

More information:
Towards an agenda for Responsible Innovation in HCI

Workshop call for participation: Designing for a Changing Internet

In the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, we are conducting a study into everyday use of the Internet, and how this might be shaped for the future.

The workshop will involve:
– Reflecting on your use of the Internet, particularly for watching, listening and social networking activities
– Discussing and designing solutions with other participants for adapting our use of the Internet

Please join us on Lancaster University campus (Science and Technology building A076) at one of the following times:
Friday 1st March 2019 9am-12pm or Monday 4th March 2019 6pm-9pm.                      

As a thank you for your time, a £10 Amazon voucher will be given to you.
Coffee, tea and biscuits will also be provided.

If you are interested in attending one of the workshop sessions, please contact the workshop organiser:
Kelly Widdicks

Limits to the sharing economy?

There has been much interest in the Sharing Economy in recent years, accompanied with the hope that it will change and specifically make better use of existing resources. From a sustainability point of view,  sharing of resources is good, surely? It could even be said that the Sharing Economy ought to align well with Computing within Limits and its underlying premises. In this paper with Daniel Pargman and Elina Eriksson at KTH, however, we take a critical stance and will elaborate on the intersection between the Sharing Economy and Limits. Download The paper in PDF format.

Food Design for Sustainability workshop at the Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference, Brighton, 27th July, 2016

Just shy of 1/3rd of our global carbon footprint is food related. Up to 1/3 of the food purchased in the developed world is wasted by the consumer. Approximately 60% of the adult population in the USA, UK and Australia is overweight or obese – with no signs of this trend decreasing.

Selection of low impact foods, available to discuss and eat during the workshop!

Selection of low impact foods, available to discuss and eat during the workshop!

Check out our Food Design for sustainability workshop at DRS this year. Also, you can find the engagement cards and food impact data sheets we used and built on during the workshop.

Welcome to our website!

Hi there, and welcome to the SDS group website. Our group has been under development for the last two years, and we’ve finally put a name and a website together. So, please take a look around and find out who we are and what we do.

We’ll be updating this site regularly with blog posts and research output, so come back soon!