Rethinking information handling: designing for information offload
Paper in proceedings, 2005

This paper introduces information offload as a supplement way of responding to and designing for information. By presenting iFlush, a design concept aiming at providing the user with a possibility to offload information and then instantly dispose of it, the paper presents an approach towards designing for reflection and also serves as a critique towards information overload. Furthermore, the absence of reflection on the role played by HCI community in the constant augmenting of all spaces is addressed.

Information overload


interaction design

critical design

information offload


Eva Eriksson

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers)

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Peter Dalsgård

Lone Koefoed Hansen

Proceedings of the 4th decennial conference on Critical computing: between sense and sensibility

161 - 164

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science



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