Beyond energy savings: Exploring how design can extend the scope of eco-feedback for users in the home

Snow, Stephen (2015) Beyond energy savings: Exploring how design can extend the scope of eco-feedback for users in the home. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


As energy use information is becoming increasingly visible and sharable, this research aimed to inform the design of eco-feedback systems for the home. It involved observation and analysis of people's practices, which involve energy use, and their use of a domestic eco-feedback system. The question was asked: how can design best engage people with energy consumption information- making feedback more relevant to home occupants? In addressing this, a specifically bottom-up approach was employed, studying what people actually do with eco-feedback, rather than what technologists imagine eco-feedback will do to people.

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ID Code: 83983
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Brereton, Margot, Buys, Laurie, & Roe, Paul
Keywords: eco-feedback, family, energy consumption, Human Computer Interaction, behaviour, persuasion, Self-authored Video
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2015 05:07
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 14:02

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