The importance of personal relationships

XV.5 September + October 2008
Page: 16
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SUSTAINABLY OURSPersonal inventories in the context of sustainability and interaction design


Authors:
William Odom, Eli Blevis, Erik Stolterman

What kind of relationships do people develop with the things they have at home? What is it that makes them keep and cherish certain things and discard others? And how is it possible to study these relationships in a way that could inform the design of sustainable interactive artifacts? The behaviors implicated in connecting sustainability to interaction design are diverse, particular, and individual. As such, we have considered various methods for untangling the complex nature of these behaviors. One of the main questions that prompts this inquiry and search for suitable methods is that of why we┬Śmost of us…




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