A customisable dashboard display for environmental performance visualisations
Filonik, Daniel, Medland, Richard C., Foth, Marcus, & Rittenbruch, Markus (2013) A customisable dashboard display for environmental performance visualisations. In Berkovsky, Shlomo & Freyne, Jill (Eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Sydney, N. S. W, pp. 51-62.
We conducted an exploratory study of a mobile energy monitoring tool: The Dashboard. Our point of departure from prior work was the emphasis of end-user customisation and social sharing. Applying extensive feedback, we deployed the Dashboard in real-world conditions to socially linked research participants for a period of five weeks. Participants were encouraged to devise, construct, place, and view various data feeds. The aim of our study was to test the assumption that participants, having control over their Dashboard configuration, would engage, and remain engaged, with their energy feedback throughout the trial.
Our research points to a set of design issues surrounding the adoption and continued use of such tools. A novel finding of our study is the impact of social links between participants and their continued engagement with the Dashboard. Our results also illustrate the emergence of energy-voyeurism, a form of social energy monitoring by peers.
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