Rethinking plan A for sustainable HCI

Knowles, Brandin, Blair, Lynne, Coulton, Paul and Lochrie, Mark orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7909-8455 (2014) Rethinking plan A for sustainable HCI. In: CHI '14, 26th April - 1st May 2014, Toronto, Canada.

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This paper challenges the sustainable HCI community to move away from a focus on demand and instead address climate change as a supply problem. We identify a new route to impact, namely addressing the psychological barriers that interfere with political mobilization toward limiting the use of fossil fuels. Five barriers are explored as a means of refocusing research objectives for the community.

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