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Identifying promising objectives for a sustainable HCI pattern language


Remy, Christian; Huang, Elaine May (2016). Identifying promising objectives for a sustainable HCI pattern language. In: Design patterns, principles, and strategies for Sustainable HCI workshop, at CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 7 May 2016 - 12 May 2016.

Abstract

Sustainable HCI can still be considered a relatively young field; yet, it has seen a variety of recent contributions investigating previous approaches and raising questions on how to go forward. As such, the field would greatly benefit from an effort to summarize existing solutions, avoiding reinventing the wheel but also identifying blank spots of missing research. Design patterns offer such an approach. Established in the domain of architecture, successfully utilized to date in software engineering, and having been applied to a variety of areas in HCI, design patterns have a rich history from which the SHCI community can learn and use it to its advantage. We examine previous approaches of design patterns and based on those insights lay out a set of challenges and opportunities for their application to SHCI. As our analysis highlights, patterns can be geared towards recording knowledge or as a tool for outward communication, and given the state of the field, we believe the first objective is the more feasible and more promising starting point.

Sustainable HCI can still be considered a relatively young field; yet, it has seen a variety of recent contributions investigating previous approaches and raising questions on how to go forward. As such, the field would greatly benefit from an effort to summarize existing solutions, avoiding reinventing the wheel but also identifying blank spots of missing research. Design patterns offer such an approach. Established in the domain of architecture, successfully utilized to date in software engineering, and having been applied to a variety of areas in HCI, design patterns have a rich history from which the SHCI community can learn and use it to its advantage. We examine previous approaches of design patterns and based on those insights lay out a set of challenges and opportunities for their application to SHCI. As our analysis highlights, patterns can be geared towards recording knowledge or as a tool for outward communication, and given the state of the field, we believe the first objective is the more feasible and more promising starting point.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:12 May 2016
Deposited On:05 Aug 2016 08:56
Last Modified:06 Aug 2016 13:57
Publisher:ACM
Related URLs:https://chi2016.acm.org/wp/workshops/ (Organisation)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:13546
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-125336

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