Linking Data to Action: Designing for Amateur Energy Management
2016 (English)In: DIS '16 Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2016, ACM Digital Library, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
Design of eco-feedback has primarily aimed at persuading individuals to change behaviours into more environmentally sustainable ones. However, it has been questioned how effective such feedback is in supporting long-term change. As an alternative focus for energy feedback, we present a case study of amateur energy management work in apartment buildings owned by housing cooperatives, and the design of an app that aims to stimulate and support cooperatives in taking energy actions that significantly reduce the cooperative’s collective energy use. By linking energy data to energy actions, the users can see how actions taken in their own and other cooperatives affected the energy use, learn from each other’s experiences and become motivated as energy amateurs. Based on our housing cooperative case, we reflect on design aspects to consider when designing for energy management in amateur settings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2016.
Sustainable HCI, Interaction Design, Energy, Housing Cooperatives, Amateur Community
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Human-computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189167DOI: 10.1145/2901790.2901837ISBN: 978-1-4503-4031-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-189167DiVA: diva2:943815
DIS Designing Interactive Systems
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 608774StandUp
QC 201607142016-06-282016-06-282016-07-14Bibliographically approved