Which is the Italian Way to the Sustainable User Experience?
With this question in mind, we are collecting expertise, evidences, case studies concerning the (re)design of services and remanufactured products; rethought to be sustainable, circular, able to create environmental and social impact.
Sustainability, modularity, regeneration and sharing are key properties of novel economic, productive and social paradigms that are characterizing a cultural leap where the consumption leaves room to the reuse, the property shifts toward the sharing and the circularity.
While these values are redefining the market in terms of demand and consumption, they represent a challenge for all. Companies are required to set new strategies, based on organizational flexibility and redefined skills; public entities are in charge of creating enabling conditions and policies.The end users’ participation becomes critical to succeed.
The design is called to play a regenerative role "as a continuous positive development cycle that preserves and enhances natural capital, optimises resource yields, and minimises system risks by managing finite stocks and renewable flows. It works effectively at every scale" (Ellen MacArthur Foundation - Towards the circular Economy).
Within this context, the WUD Torino 2016 will focus on the role of the user experience of sustainable and circular products and services, their impact and their assessment, trying to envisage
which sustainable experiences we will share in the next future.
The WUD Torino 2016 is organized by SIE-Italian Society of Ergonomics and SIGCHI Italy, the Italian chapter of ACM special interest group in Human Computer Interaction.