chapter  5
14 Pages

Program Facilities and Sustainable Computing Infrastructures

An On-the-Ground Case
WithMeredith A. Johnson, W. Michele Simmons, Patricia Sullivan

Chapter 5 addresses how sustainable computing infrastructures can intersect with the push to make technical communication programs lean. This on-the-ground case considers how technical communication programs might outfit their program facilities without eschewing the responsibility to provide affordable essentials for local students or the global responsibility to mitigate their environmental effects. To anchor this discussion of how lean products and methodologies can operate in material spaces, Chapter 5 presents the case of a computer classroom redesign and explores how different software, hardware, and material configurations support technical communication program work.