Somya Joshi wins best paper presentation award at the international conferences ICT4S – ICT for Sustainability 2015. The paper: Fairness and Sustainability: Motivating Change in the Networked Society, is written by Somya Joshi and Tessy Cerratto Pargman at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) and eGovlab at Stockholm University.
The prize is only offered to the conference papers that have been nominated for the best paper award, and is a sign of recognition for the research work that Somya Joshi and Tessy Cerratto Pargman have been conducting at DSV and eGovlab in the last year, trying to introduce sustainability concerns into Human–Computer Interaction (HCI).
Somya's and Tessy's work on sustainable HCI focuses on issues, such as how to build systems that are in line with current understanding of the Earth’s finite natural resources and to design them to catalyze and sustain social change, that is toward a more sustainable and resilient way of living. Somya and Tessy have published "In search of fairness: Critical Design Alternatives for Sustainability" at the prestigious Decennial Aarhus conferences: Critical Alternatives, and "Understanding Limits from a social-ecology perspective” in First Monday.