Small Business Applications of Sourcemap: A Web Tool for Sustainable Design and Supply Chain Transparency
Author(s)Bonanni, Leonardo Amerigo; Hockenberry, Matthew; Csikszentmihalyi, Chris; Ishii, Hiroshi; Zwarg, David
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This paper introduces sustainable design applications for small businesses through the Life Cycle Assessment and supply chain publishing platform Sourcemap.org. This webbased tool was developed through a year-long participatory design process with five small businesses in Scotland and in New England. Sourcemap was used as a diagnostic tool for carbon accounting, design and supply chain management. It offers a number of ways to market sustainable practices through embedded and printed visualizations. Our experiences confirm the potential of web sustainability tools and social media to expand the discourse and to negotiate the diverse goals inherent in social and environmental sustainability.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; MIT Center for Future Civic Media; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Bonanni, Leonardo et al. “Small business applications of sourcemap.” Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '10. Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2010. 937. c2010 ACM.
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