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Abstract: Society is front of a systemic crisis (resources scarcity, absence of citizen involvement, technological servitude). During the last years, a lot of initiatives, from different levels of society have emerged aspiring to more stronghly sustainable ways of life. In this paper, we investigate how to support designers of alternative initiatives. We first argue the need to create ruptures in user behaviors when facing daily activities. In a second part, we propose and illustrate three activities supporting design for everyday simplicity : elicitation of user-system value contradictions, eco-ideation and design of learning and open environment.
Keywords: strong sustainability, user behaviors, eco-ideation, learning and open environments