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Future-proofing: Making Practice-Based IT Design Sustainable

Carla Simone, Ina Wagner, Claudia Müller, Anne Weibert, and Volker Wulf


Sustainability is crucial for the future of our societies. From a computing perspective, the challenge is to design IT artifacts that contribute to improving people’s work and everyday lives in a sustainable way, thereby also contributing to social and ecological sustainability. The book documents the experiences of several leading research groups in Europe, North America, and South Africa, describing their efforts to achieve sustainable design results, the difficulties that barred the way, and the strategies they adopted to achieve the goal of sustainability. The analysis of this rich empiric ... More

Keywords: sustainable IT design, practice-based research, socio-technical innovation, case study approach, comparative analysis, sustainability strategies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9780198862505
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2022 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198862505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carla Simone, author
Visiting Professor, University of Siegen, Past Professor, University of Milano Bicocca

Ina Wagner, author
Visiting Professor, University of Siegen

Claudia Müller, author
Assistant Professor of Information Systems, University of Siegen