Simple, Sustainable Living

:: Workshop at CHI 2012, Austin, TX, USA ::
:: Sunday May 6, 2012 ::

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Workshop schedule

The workshop day is Sunday May 6, 2012, and the final schedule for the day is:

9:00-9:30 Opening
Agenda, common definitions, issues, and topics identified from the position papers.

9:30-10:30 Introductions
"Around the table" 2-minute-madness to let everyone present oneself: name, affiliation, disciplinary background, and an example (product/practice) of simplicity and technology, or a counter-example of complexity and technology.

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Ice-breaker activity

11:30-12:30 Brainstorming
This session will draw on the previous ice-breaker activity, and identify issues, questions, challenges, and opportunities related to sustainability and simple living.

12:30-1:45 Lunch break

1:45-3:30 Breakout activity

Small groups will execute an activity stimulated by the brainstorming session. Examples:

Design exercise
: develop a design prototype that responds to issues of simplicity and human sustainability (e.g., storyboard, sketches, or paper prototype).
Research exercise
: develop and pilot a research plan that investigates notions of simplicity. (e.g., interviewing and observing other conference participants).

3:30-4:00 Coffee break

4:00-5:00 Group presentations and discussion

Sharing processes and outcomes from groups with time for Q&A.

5:00-6:00 Final synthesis discussion
Synthesis of day’s issues and proposals, reflecting on key ideas and themes, discussing possibilities for future work, collaborations, and publications.

About 7 pm Post-workshop dinner
We will make reservations for a self-paid dinner. More details to follow!