Back in January I wrote this post concerning Sustainability, and today I am back at it. This week there were several blogs whose posts related to the topic. The first one that I came upon on experientia was a post about Nokia and how the company is beginning to look at their products and how to make them more environment friendly. You can read the post here. I enjoyed seeing a company begin to take the steps needed to decrease energy use and throw away.
Shortly after reading the above post, I came across another from Tim Ferriss that you can view here that inspires people to take action against the waste that companies like Nokia and others cause by forcing users to upgrade their hardware among other things.
And lastly in this sustainability centered week there was a post on the IxDA discussion board regarding the topic which you can view here. Although I enjoyed reading through all of the comments, I took interest in that by pauric. He shows us how even though companies may be trying to improve situations, their solutions may not really be for the general good.
So there is A LOT going on around this topic, one that I think everyone should take interest in. Think to yourself what is our responsibility as interaction designers and do WE contribute to the general good? I know I have to ponder this one heavily myself. I’d love to hear what anyone thinks!!