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Householder experiences with resource monitoring technology in sustainable homes

Miller, Wendy & Buys, Laurie (2010) Householder experiences with resource monitoring technology in sustainable homes. In Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Press, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. (In Press)

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Abstract

The use of feedback technologies, in the form of products such as Smart Meters, is increasingly seen as the means by which 'consumers' can be made aware of their patterns of resource consumption, and to then use this enhanced awareness to change their behaviour to reduce the environmental impacts of their consumption. These technologies tend to be single-resource focused (e.g. on electricity consumption only) and their functionality defined by persons other than end-users (e.g. electricity utilities). This paper presents initial findings of end-users' experiences with a multi-resource feedback technology, within the context of sustainable housing. It proposes that an understanding of user context, supply chain management and market diffusion issues are important design considerations that contribute to technology 'success'.

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ID Code: 38542
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: behaviour change, feedback, residential, resource monitoring, smart meters, technology interface
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Social and Community Informatics (080709)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright ACM 2010.
Copyright Statement: This is the authors' version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in the Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the computer-human interaction special interest group (CHISIG) of Australia on Computer-human interaction
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2010 09:54
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:26

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