More than simple living : a cultural perspective on sustainable living

Vyas, Dhaval (2012) More than simple living : a cultural perspective on sustainable living. In Konstan, Joseph A. (Ed.) Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, pp. 1-4.

Abstract

This paper provides a cultural perspective to the sustainability research within HCI. I draw on the results from an ethnographic field study of sustainable household practices of ten women belonging to the so-called middle class in India. Focusing on their reuse practices, I provide examples of domestic artefacts that are creatively and resourcefully reused from worn-out artefacts. My initial findings show that the rationale behind creating such artefacts is not limited to the practicality and usefulness, but how cultural and religious beliefs are incorporated into such practices.

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ID Code: 70065
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Design, Domestic setting, Sustainability, Developing countries
ISBN: 9781450310161
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).
Deposited On: 11 Apr 2014 00:11
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 01:42

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