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Introducing the Sustainability Session at DUXU 2011

By Christine Ronnewinkel, Janaki Kumar & Gerd Waloszek, SAP User Experience, SAP AG – July 7, 2011; updated August 9, 2012

SAP User Experience team members Christine Ronnewinkel and Janaki Kumar organized and co-chaired a paper session entitled, "Sustainability: Future Roles, Responsibilities, and Opportunities for the HCI Profession" at the DUXU 2011 conference. This session was part of the first International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability (DUXU) that was jointly held with the HCI International 2011 conference in Orlando, USA, from July 9-14, 2011.

The SAP Design Guild team released a highlight topic entitled, "Designing for a Sustainable Future" to support and promote the paper session. See also the highlight topic for more articles about sustainability.

Christine Ronnewinkel and Janaki Kumar

Figure 1: Christine Ronnewinkel and Janaki Kumar, both from SAP UX, co-chaired the sustainability session at the DUXU 2011 conference

In the following, we will provide an overview of the session and then present a list of short abstracts of the papers.

 

Overview of the Session

The paper session was entitled, "Sustainability: Future Roles, Responsibilities, and Opportunities for the HCI Profession", (S073) and the organizers co-chairs were Christine Ronnewinkel, SAP, Germany, and Janaki Kumar, SAP Labs, LLC., United States. The session was held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, from 4 to 6p.m. in the "Union" room.

Papers and Authors

  • Future-Centered Design: Designing for Sustainable Business
    Janaki Kumar, Peter Graf, SAP Labs, LLC., United States
  • Managing a Green Giant: Sustainability Performance Management, a User Experience Perspective
    Benjamin Tomsky, Angad Manco, SAP Labs, LLC., United States.
  • What Sustainability Brings to the Research Table
    Niyati Bedekar, Sally Lawler Kennedy, SAP Labs, LLC., United States
  • The Grid Intelligent Planning Framework: Planning Electric Utility Investments in a Time of Accelerating Change
    Geoff Ryder, Fatimah Shahid, Sui Yan, SAP Labs, LLC., United States.
  • User Experience for Personal Sustainability Software: Determining Design Philosophy and Principles
    Aaron Marcus, Jennifer Dumpert, Laurie Wigham, Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. (AM+A), United States

 

Sequence and Short Abstracts of the Session Papers

This section lists the sequence of papers and contains short abstracts of them.

Paper 1: Future-Centered Design: Designing for Sustainable Business (Janaki Kumar, Peter Graf)

In their paper, the authors outline the changing attitudes of business leaders toward sustainability and the opportunities this presents to designers.

Paper 2: Managing a Green Giant: Sustainability Performance Management, a User Experience Perspective (Ben Tomsky, Angad Manco)

This case study addresses the research methods, design process, and development collaboration model employed during the development of SAP Sustainability Performance Management.

Paper 3: What Sustainability Brings to the Research Table (Niyati Bedekar, Sally Lawler Kennedy)

This paper discusses the new roles and opportunities of user researchers and their positive impact in the field of sustainability. It focuses on how sustainability and user research relate to each other.

Paper 4: The Grid Intelligent Planning Framework: Planning Electric Utility Investments in a Time of Accelerating Change (Geoff Ryder, Fatimah Shahid, Sui Yan)

In this paper, the authors describe a software solution called Grid Intelligent Planning Framework "GridIntell" – an advanced forecasting solution for utility business and engineering experts. It is an SAP collaboration project with Pacific Northwest National Labs (GridLAB-D = open source power system simulator).

Paper 5: User Experience for Personal Sustainability Software: Determining Design Philosophy and Principles (Jennifer Dumpert, Laurie Wigham, Aaron Marcus)

In this paper, the authors summarize their project with SAP, during which AM+A conducted research into knowledge visualization and created design principles based on that research that led to a final concept  for a sustainability product.

 

 

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