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); Conference paper at IFIP This Changes Everything, Poznan/Poland 2018
- 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; Conference paper at PLATE 2019 (Product Lifetimes and the Environment), Berlin/Germany
- proposals for alternative IC technology, so proto-practices (Transition Design): "Single Use goes Circular"-Journal paper at JSR; with product-service-systems (PSS) applied, and both hard and soft matter (operating systems, service design) considered (poster: Borrowed(4)Use Mobile, 2019); business-side (futuring sustainable business models) study = work in progress
- workshops around such proto-practices and desirable futures, incorporating desirable-future technologies and interaction; thanks to the pandemic planned as interview-workshop-tour with proto-typing material packages provided
In the S&D Lab, working with:
- interior/setting up our new, inspiring work environment and vision of the S&D Lab
- contributing to further education within the core topics Creativity/Design and Sustainability (for whole Ifi, or even UiO?)
- a themed library/digital bookshelf in the overlap of Sustainability and Design
- set-up and test the upcoming machinery for the small-scale recycling of 'precious plastics' (in 2021)
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
- 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).