Designing at the End of the World

Jonas Fritsch, Daria Loi, Ann Light

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We are living in a time of ecological and humanitarian crisis that requires imminent action from the joint fields of HCI and interaction design. In a very palpable way, we seem to be moving towards the “end of the world”
(certainly, as we have known it). This workshop addresses three concrete end-of-world challenges – the end of nature, end of culture and end of the human –
to contribute to a much-needed design research agenda and to build community in the process. The workshop will explore how the design of technology can support a fairer and more secure set of futures by considering these three end-states and what we, as participants (both contributing to futures and living with the outcomes), can offer to improve the options.
Contributions to theory and practice will be welcome.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS'19 Companion : Publication of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2019
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateJun 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
EventACM Designing Interactive Systems 2019: Contesting Borders and Intersections - San Diego, San Diego, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


ConferenceACM Designing Interactive Systems 2019
LocationSan Diego
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Internet address


  • Ecological Crisis
  • Humanitarian Crisis
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Interaction Design
  • Futures Thinking


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