Ines Junge

Doctoral Research Fellow - Digitalisation
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Room PhD room, 7th floor
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 23 B Ole Johan Dahls hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1080 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

From Designed Obsolescence to Sustainable Technology Design


In research, working with:

- premature obsolescence of ICT artefacts (most prominently the mobile phone, see SMART project | Mobile Phones to the right); see IFIP This Changes Everything conference

- a review of (historical) design cases as to how sustainability related or similar values and principles have been applied in products or concepts (poster: The Long Tail in the ICT Design Space, 2018)

- 'modularity' as emphasized one of these principles, and its downside when it comes to modularization; see PLATE 2019 conference

- Plastics in electronics, 'precious plastics' small-scale collection and recycling to a research prototype; cooperation with Wecycle and Norwegian Trash

- proposals for alternative IC technology, so proto-practices (Transition Design): with a product-service-systems (PSS) business model applied, both hard and soft matter (operating systems, service design) considered (poster: Borrowed(4)Use Mobile, 2019), as well as desirable-future technologies incorporated

- workshops around such proto-practices and desirable futures


In teaching, Course responsible for IN2020 Research Methods in Interaction Design/HCI (Bachelor), autumn 2018, 2019, and 2020.


  • Junge, Ines & van der Velden, Maja (2018). Obsolescence in Information and Communication Technology: A Critical Discourse Analysis, In David G. Kreps; Charles Melvin Ess; Louise Leenen & Kai K. Kimppa (ed.),  This Changes Everything - ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do?.  springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-99605-9.  14.  s 188 - 201 Show summary

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  • Junge, Ines (2019). (in Press). Modularity as One Principle in Sustainable Technology Design - A Design Case Study on ICT. PLATE Product Lifetimes And The Environment 2019 – Conference Proceedings. N.F. Nissen and M. Jaeger-Erben (Eds.). TU Berlin University Press. ISBN 978-3-7983-3124-2 (print), ISBN 978-3-7983-3125-9 (online).

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Published Nov. 8, 2017 3:39 PM - Last modified Dec. 11, 2020 10:48 PM