HCI and sustainability: the role of macrostructures

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Sustained behavior changes are required to reduce the impact of human society on the environment. Much research on how HCI may help to do so focuses on changing behaviour by providing information directed at an individual or a microstructure (e.g. household). We propose societal macrostructures (e.g. municipalities) and their interaction with microstructures as a focus for HCI aimed at designing behavior change. We present two ongoing case studies involving municipalities in Denmark and discuss how and why macrostructures may be used in the design of HCI for behavior based environmental suatainability.
Translated title of the contributionHCI og bæredygtighed: makrostrukturernes rolle
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '12 extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages6
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2012
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-1016-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2012 - Austin, United States
Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2012
LandUnited States

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