Knowing the impact can be used to start a conversation, to reflect on choices.
Searching per se doesn’t have ethical force, however, it can help you to make a better choice, as a consumer, acting, behaving and voting.
Multi-lifespan information systems, starts with premise that there are certain categories of problems that we’re unlikely to solve in a single human lifespan.
We’ve got to start with the large to be able to connect the dots of excellence.
Working with communities to empower them rather than to change them.
In our physical social networks, neighbourhoods and neighbours matter – and our digital neighbours matter too.
For better or for worse, technology is seen as the future; computing can shift culture in ways that are aligned with sustainability.
If I put sustainability into the software system requirements, that means during testing I now have to test whether the system meets those sustainability requirements. What I’m doing now is finding those metrics.
Technology amplifies underlying human forces.
The task becomes to bring values into technology you develop.
There is a sense of double standards, sustainability should be a global concept, it shouldn’t be hypocritical in the sense that you have one set of standards that apply to the developed world and another to the developing.
It’s cold pressing your nose against the screen
Informal exchange is binding, it creates ties, it creates social obligation.
Design is about improving the world, that’s kind of why you do it. It’s an optimistic craft – you really do believe that you can make the world better. The position you have determines your view on what better is – not who happens to be paying you.