Coffee Maker Patterns and the Design of Energy Feedback Artefacts
2010 (English)In: DIS '10 Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 2010, 93-102 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Smart electricity meters and home displays are being installed in people’s homes with the assumption that households will make the necessary efforts to reduce their electricity consumption. However, present solutions do not sufficiently account for the social implications of design. There is a potential for greater savings if we can better understand how such designs affect behaviour. In this paper, we describe our design of an energy awareness artefact – the Energy AWARE Clock – and discuss it in relation to behavioural processes in the home. A user study is carried out to study the deployment of the prototype in real domestic contexts for three months. Results indicate that the Energy AWARE Clock played a significant role in drawing households’ attention to their electricity use. It became a natural part of the household and conceptions of electricity became naturalized into informants’ everyday language.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 93-102 p.
Interaction design, sustainability, energy use, ambient display, households, user study
Human Aspects of ICT Sociology Psychology Human Computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-49916DOI: 10.1145/1858171.1858191ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78149289947ISBN: 978-1-4503-0103-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-49916DiVA: diva2:460624
8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2010; Aarhus; 16 August 2010 through 20 August 2010
FunderSwedish Energy Agency
QC 201112012011-11-302011-11-302016-05-31Bibliographically approved