Neither sustainability discourse nor self-reflection in data collection is new in HCI. Indeed, sustainability has long been considered as the ultimate aim for developing new, innovative and creative applied technologies to different domains including health services, transportation and energy to name a few. Understanding human behaviour is vital to achieving this aim: self-reflection – as a method – allows for an introspective understanding of human behaviour, while also offering enhanced individual and group awareness of sustainability issues.
Research adopting self-reflection methodologies has long being conducted in the HCI realms focussing on a range of IT applications. Mobile services and tools for self-reflection (see Quantified Self) are becoming ubiquitous. However, what their impact is (or can be) on sustainability and in sustainable MobileHCI is an open question. This workshop focuses on exploring the synergies and conflicts between self-reflection methodologies, services and tools, and goals around sustainability.
We invite contributions and opinions from professionals across different domains to gather insight as to the following:
- What is MobileHCI sustainability, does it differ from/progress sustainability notions in HCI as we currently know it?
- Discussion of experiences in using any self-reflection services and tools in different practices and across different settings (including pros and cons, challenges and benefits, validation and reliability issues, privacy and security)
- Exploring and determining case studies where sustainability is critical, including the context and potential value of self-reflection
- Identifying implications that self-reflection may have in providing new levels of sustainability and discuss opportunities that MobileHCI can bring through innovative mobile technologies for sustainable societies and sustainable MobileHCI technological advancement
- How we can move from theory to practice?
Validation and reliability issues of self-reflection within sustainability domain will also be discussed.
The workshop will be taking place at Mobile HCI 2015
Submissions Due: 22nd May, 2015
Notification of Accepted Papers: 12th June, 2015
Final Paper Submission: 22nd June, 2015
Workshop Date: 24th August, 2015