Social practices, households, and design in the smart grid
2015 (English)In: ICT Innovations for Sustainability, Springer International Publishing , 2015, 351-365 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Considerable effort is put into the design and development of cleaner and more efficient energy systems. In this paper, we describe the problems arising when these systems are designed from a top-down technological perspective and when much development fails to account for the complex processes involved since people and their practices are key parts of transitioning to new systems. The transition to a smart grid not only demands new technologies, but is also fundamentally dependent on households taking on a role as co-managers of the energy system. The chapter illustrates how the emerging research field of “sustainable interaction design” may play a role in supporting these roles and in shaping sustainable practices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing , 2015. 351-365 p.
, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 310
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-149266DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09228-7_21ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84927624858ISBN: 978-3-319-09227-0ISBN: 978-3-319-09228-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-149266DiVA: diva2:738632
QC 201503272014-08-182014-08-182015-03-27Bibliographically approved