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Performativity in sustainable interaction: the case of seasonal grocery shopping in ecofriends
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2014 (English)In: CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York: ACM Press, 2014, 271-280 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The EcoFriends application was developed as an attempt to support grocery shopping adjusted to vegetables’ seasonality through a performative approach to interaction and interactive applications. The design aimed at critical reflection and inspiration among users, rather than achieving a certain kind of persuasion. This guided the practical design to be modelled around open-endedness and social voices to challenge ideas and points of view. We argue that research addressing design for interactions about value-laden concepts such as sustainable action need to find ways of supporting various knowledge discourses, b.y distinguishing between performative and representational technologies. The approach allowed us to identify a number of critical issuesdesign challenges regarding interactive technology and interaction design in relation to aspects of knowledge and truth, trust, negotiation and responsibility.

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New York: ACM Press, 2014. 271-280 p.
Keyword [en]
Performativity, seasonality, design, values, critical theory
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111088DOI: 10.1145/2556288.2557318ISBN: 978-1-4503-2473-1OAI: diva2:774225
SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 26 - 1 May, Toronto, Canada
Available from: 2014-12-22 Created: 2014-12-22 Last updated: 2015-03-16Bibliographically approved

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