Designing for Digital Environmental Stewardship in Waste Management

Martin Lindrup, Jakob Tholander, Chiara Rossitto, Rob Comber, Mattias Jacobsson

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Waste management in urban areas is a complex process, encompassing a variety of activities (e.g., acquiring, sorting, disposing), actors (e.g., single individuals, waste collectors, condominium associations), and capacities (e.g., from household recycling stations to physical infrastructures such as recycling and sorting facilities). Whereas previous HCI design research has tackled problems with waste management from an individual, behavioral change perspective, we approach this design space through a feminist ecological design perspective of Digital Environmental Stewardship. Through a combination of qualitative empirical data and materials generated at design workshops, we outline challenges related to waste management in a complex of five multi-apartment buildings. We propose a number of design explorations addressing such challenges, and reflect on the generative role of the DES framework in framing design from a collective and ecological perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2023 - Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationPittsburgh, PA, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date10 Jul 2023
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9893-0
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2023
EventDIS '23: Designing Interactive Systems Conference - New York, United States
Duration: 10 Jul 202314 Jul 2023


ConferenceDIS '23: Designing Interactive Systems Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


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