This workshop builds on the outcomes of a previous NordiCHI workshop in 2016, HCI and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Responsibilities, Barriers and Opportunities. Several of the organisers of the proposed workshop took part in this previous workshop (as organisers or participants):
Maja van der Velden is an associate professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, where she is leader for the research cluster Digital Sustainability. Her research interests are within the fields of Science and Technology Studies and Sustainable HCI. Her current project focuses on the social and environmental sustainability in the life cycle of mobile phones, with a particular focus on regulation through law, policy, and design.
Miquel Ballester has been part of the founding team at Fairphone, a smartphone brand the produces the first modular and ethical smartphone. As a Social Enterprise Fairphone, aims to inspire the rest of the industry and consumers to push the needle on social and environmental sustainability. Miquel’s background is in Strategic and Industrial Design for sustainable development and focuses in the transition to the circular economy at Fairphone from his position as Resource Efficiency Manager.
Oliver Bates is a Senior Research Associate in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, UK. His current research explores the role of digital technology in helping combat the environmental and social justice issues concerning parcel deliveries and last-mile logistics. His prior research has looked at the environmental impact of ICTs, including smart phones, laptops, and constellations and has used life-cycle analysis to argue that the environmental impact of digital technology and data demand should be taken seriously in design. He has been a workshop co-organiser at NordiCHI 2016 as well as running and facilitating Special Interest Groups at CHI 2018.
Alma Leora Culén is an associate professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. Her research interests are within fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design. During the past four years, she worked with industrial partners on the Norwegian Research Council financed project ‘Conserve and Consume’ that aims to explore the design of services promoting more sustainable consumption of consumer goods.
Elina Eriksson is an Assistant Professor in Human-Computer Interaction at the department of Media Technology and Interaction Design (MID), and associated with Green Leap, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her research concerns sustainable lifestyles and explorations of energy futures. Moreover, she is interested in the social construction of denial and wants more people to engage in sustainability issues – even if it hurts. She has organised sustainability related workshops at the two last NordiCHI conferences (2014, 2016).
Daniel Pargman is an Associate Professor in Media Technology at the Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design (MID) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He is the team leader for the MID for Sustainability (MID4S) research team. His current research projects concern ICT, sustainability and food and he has also worked with Futures Studies, including Design Fiction, Fictional Abstracts and Counterfactual History. He has organized workshops at the two last NordiCHI conferences (2014, 2016). He blogs about his academic activities at danielpargman.blogspot.com.