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Biography

Larissa’s human-computer interaction research includes smart home, distributed electricity generation, and other digital technologies. Her applied research projects involve in-home ethnographic research to explore interactions between energy (technologies, usage, pricing, communications) and social, physical and financial wellbeing.

Larissa specialises in bringing deeper understandings of household practices and concerns into Australia’s ongoing policy debates about energy affordability, sustainability and reliability. The impacts of energy policy and emerging technologies for vulnerable and disadvantaged households are a key research focus. Her industry-relevant research supports consumer advocacy and energy organisation decision-making towards better outcomes for households.

Having worked extensively in the areas of home energy efficiency and energy demand management, Larissa is currently investigating how emerging digital technologies may impact future energy demand and infrastructures.

Larissa gained a PhD from University of Melbourne (Medicine) and a Bachelor of Arts/Science from Monash University.

Education/Academic qualification

Arts/Science, Bachelor Degree (Honours), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Medicine, PhD, The University of Melbourne

Keywords

  • energy futures
  • Demand-side Mangement
  • Smart home
  • Smart grid
  • Digital sociology
  • Digital technologies
  • emerging technologies
  • disadvantaged and diversity

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Research Output 2000 2019

Protection, productivity and pleasure in the smart home emerging expectations and gendered insights from Australian early adopters

Strengers, Y., Kennedy, J., Arcari, P., Nicholls, L. & Gregg, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Cox, A. & Kostakos, V. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 645

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Aesthetic pleasures and gendered tech-work in the 21st-century smart home

Strengers, Y. & Nicholls, L., 2018, In : Media International Australia. 166, 1, p. 70-80 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Designing the desirable smart home: a study of household experiences and energy consumption impacts

Jensen, R. H., Strengers, Y., Kjeldskov, J., Nicholls, L. & Skov, M. B., 2018, CHI 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Cox, A. & Perry, M. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 14 p. 4

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Exploring Hygge as a desirable design vision for the sustainable smart home

Jensen, R. H., Strengers, Y., Raptis, D., Nicholls, L., Kjeldskov, J. & Skov, M. B., 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. Cerratto-Pargman, T., Chow, K. & Odom, W. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 355-360 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Heatwaves, cooling and young children at home: integrating energy and health objectives

Nicholls, L. & Strengers, Y., May 2018, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 39, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review