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Cartographie du concept low-tech : guider la conception vers des techniques soutenables

Abstract : The current exposure of societies to climate risk is largely due to the evolution of our technical culture. Ergonomics has encountered difficulties to mitigate the impact of this technical culture (automation, specialization, etc.) on human well-being. Low-techs propose a reconfiguration of our relationship to technology but suffers from being ill-conceptualized. In order to map this field, and to initiate a debate within our community, a study was conducted with 26 experts. The results revealed that 8 categories of criteria can contribute to frame low-techs: Empowering/Emancipating, Renewing Design Practice, Critical, Demechanized, Local, Psychologically Transformative, Radically Useful, and Technically Sustainable. This study shows that low-tech is more than an opposition of technical degree with high-tech, that ergonomics is legitimate to act within this framework and that low-techs offer a technical perspective allowing to give back some power of action to the ergonomist.
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Antoine Martin, Alexandre Gaultier, Clément Colin. Cartographie du concept low-tech : guider la conception vers des techniques soutenables. 56ème Congrès de la SELF, Vulnérabilités et risques émergents : penser et agir ensemble pour transformer durablement, Jul 2022, Genève, Suisse. ⟨hal-03598525⟩



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