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Connecting people and resource consumption in real time

Medland, Richard C., Foth, Marcus, & Petkov, Petromil (2011) Connecting people and resource consumption in real time. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 10(1), pp. 63-65.

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Abstract

The authors currently engage in two projects to improve human-computer interaction (HCI) designs that can help conserve resources. The projects explore motivation and persuasion strategies relevant to ubiquitous computing systems that bring real-time consumption data into the homes and hands of residents in Brisbane, Australia. The first project seeks to increase understanding among university staff of the tangible and negative effects that excessive printing has on the workplace and local environment. The second project seeks to shift attitudes toward domestic energy conservation through software and hardware that monitor real-time, in situ electricity consumption in homes across Queensland. The insights drawn from these projects will help develop resource consumption user archetypes, providing a framework linking people to differing interface design requirements.

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ID Code: 38824
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This is a Works in Progress submission. This article will be published in "IEEE Pervasive Computing : Special Issue on Pervasive Computing for Smart Energy Systems"
Keywords: Data Visualisation, Electricity Monitoring, Works in Progress, Human Computer Interaction, Urban Informatics
DOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2011.10
ISSN: 1536-1268
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors & IEEE
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2010 08:13
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2011 21:09

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