Post-growth HCI: Co-Envisioning HCI beyond Economic Growth

Vishal Sharma, Anupriya Tuli, Asra Sakeen Wani, Anjali Karol Mohan, Bonnie Nardi, Marc Hassenzahl, Morgan Vigil-Hayes, Rikke Hagensby Jensen, Shaowen Bardzell, Neha Kumar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) makes a significant contribution to economic growth; it is crucial to the market success of digital technologies, including digital services, platforms, and devices, which drive the economic engine. Economic growth, however, has a number of social and environmental consequences. Some HCI researchers have problematized the field's engagement with growth, suggesting the post-growth philosophy as an alternative. Post-growth focuses on improving the quality of life centered on cooperation, social solidarity, care, justice, sharing, localized development, and other values. Orienting to post-growth could be instrumental in leading the HCI community beyond growth politics by envisioning, designing, and implementing technologies toward building a more sustainable, just, and humane society. This workshop aims to bring together HCI researchers, designers, practitioners, educators, and students to critically reimagine ways to embrace post-growth in and through HCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2024 - Extended Abstracts of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Sytems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9798400703317
StatePublished - May 11 2024
Event2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Sytems, CHI EA 2024 - Hybrid, Honolulu, United States
Duration: May 11 2024May 16 2024

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Sytems, CHI EA 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHybrid, Honolulu


  • Degrowth
  • Development
  • HCI
  • HCI4D
  • Political Economy
  • Post-development
  • Post-growth
  • SHCI
  • Steady State
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software


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