About

Interested in joining our group?  We are recruiting.  We have fully funded UK PhD studentships available to start October.  Contact us to discuss possible topics and your suitability.

Who are we?

Welcome to the Socio-Digital Sustainability (SDS) research team website. We are an inter-disciplinary group based in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University.

Our research focuses on exploring and understanding everyday practices (like watching TV or cooking), and how they relate to resource demand and other impacts. In particular, we focus on three impact-intensive domains: food, media and IT, and thermal comfort.

We use a mixed-methods approach to understanding everyday practices and impacts: quantitative measures such as energy consumption and activity using physical sensors, combined with qualitative accounts of experiences, actions, and meanings using interviews and diary exercises. These understandings give us a platform to interrogate and shift practices in more sustainable directions.

Keywords

ubicomp, hci, sustainability, social practice, end use energy demand, food, data demand, impact of ICT, transport, responsible computing

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