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Issue No.01 - January-March (2011 vol.10)
pp: 20-27
Vasughi Sundramoorthy , University of Salford
Grahame Cooper , University of Salford
Nigel Linge , University of Salford
Qi Liu , University of Salford
Energy-monitoring technologies with persuasive interfaces could inspire sustainable-energy lifestyles in the home. The Digital Home Energy Management System (Dehems) project is a wide-scale, government-policy-driven system deployment based on user-driven innovation methodology that assesses user experiences and preferences early on. This approach lets the system provide more value to domestic-energy consumers and effect positive behavior change. Drawing on their experience in developing and deploying the pilot Dehems system and engaging with householders, the authors specify design concerns and the challenges for domesticating energy-monitoring technologies.
energy monitoring, electricity consumption, sustainability, pervasive computing, human-computer interaction, user-centered design, field study
Vasughi Sundramoorthy, Grahame Cooper, Nigel Linge, Qi Liu, "Domesticating Energy-Monitoring Systems: Challenges and Design Concerns", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol.10, no. 1, pp. 20-27, January-March 2011, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2010.73
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