Shaowen Bardzell, Eli Blevis
Recently, I learned that Shaowen Bardzell had proposed a notion of feminist HCI. I wondered if feminist HCI was connected to values-rich interpretations of interaction design, and if there were implications for sustainability in the context of interaction design. Feminism is long associated with environmentalism as a matter of environmental ethicsin particular as a potential counterpoint to "dualistic and hierarchical modes of thinking" that set humankind in opposition to nature . What follows is the conversation Bardzell and I had with respect to feminist HCI and sustainability. Eli Blevis: Shaowen, can you describe feminist HCI? Shaowen Bardzell: Of course!…
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