Challenging the Future! Sustainability Symposium

1 November, 2009 - 12:00

Ramia Mazé spoke at an international symposium on sustainable interaction design, hosted by the ID-Studiolab at TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) in The Netherlands.

Her invited lecture, ‘RE:Thinking Sustainability – Critical thinking and design practice’, can be viewed online here. Scroll to 2:51:18 in the video to see her presentation.

Challenging the Future: Designing for Sustainable Living and WorkExcerpts from the symposium description: “Interaction design can be leveraged in addressing environmental sustainability issues. Sustainable interaction design is an emerging field that positions the user as the central player in sustainable systems. New research shows how sustainability and sustainable behavior can be embedded and supported within the context of the home and workplace in the short and long terms." "Companies are looking for new niches and ways of thinking, but how can designers integrate sustainable thinking into their business practices?" "On October 28th, 2009, we invite you to attend our international symposium on sustainable interaction design, featuring five guest lectures and the inaugural lecture of Professor David Keyson. These perspectives from cutting edge research provide diverse examples of how interaction design can positively affect value changes and social norms on the issue of environmental sustainability.”

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

Professor Gert SpaargarenThe laboratory of everyday life: A practice approach to environmental innovation in housingProfessor Cees MiddenUsing persuasive agents to conserve energy in homesProfessor Krithi RamamrithamInterconnecting lab and land: aAQUA and rural IndiaPascal SobollLiving Climate ChangeDr. Ramia MazéRE:Thinking sustainability - Critical thinking and design practiceInagural SpeechProfessor David KeysonGrasping the intangible: Interaction design for sustainabilityModerator: Professor Cees de Bont, Dean of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft