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Biography

Yolande Strengers is a digital sociologist and human-computer interaction scholar investigating the sustainability and gender effects of digital, emerging and smart technologies. At Monash University, she leads the energy futures theme in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab, which undertakes critical interdisciplinary and international research into the social, cultural and experiential dimensions of the design, use and futures of new and emerging technologies.

Yolande works with qualitative and digital ethnographic methods, theories of social practice and technofeminism to understand how people (and sometimes their pets) are incorporating new devices and technologies into their everyday lives and homes. Her research is applied in focus, and has involved a range of research partners to inform current visions, designs, platforms and policies for emerging technologies in the energy, sustainability and smart home sectors. Past and current partners include ANZ Bank, Ausgrid, AusNet Services, Energy Consumers Australia and Intel Corporation.

Yolande is author of Smart energy technologies in everyday life (Palgrave MacMillan 2013), Social practices and dynamic non-humans (2018), and over 50 journal articles and conference papers. She holds a PhD from RMIT University (Social Science) a Masters in International Urban and Environmental Management (RMIT University) and a Bachelor of Arts (Deans Scholars Program, Monash University).

Research area keywords

  • energy futures
  • Smart grid
  • Digital sociology
  • Digital technologies
  • Smart home
  • emerging technologies
  • Consumption
  • Gender & diversity

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Projects 2019 2022

Digital energy futures: forecasting changing residential electricity demand

Strengers, Y., Pink, S., Simpson, R., Judd, S. & Gallagher, L.

10/07/199/07/22

Project: Research

Research Output 2008 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Dynamic non-humans in a changing world

Strengers, Y. & Maller, C., 2019, Social Practices and Dynamic Non-Humans: Nature, Materials and Technologies. Maller, C. & Strengers, Y. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Prices as instruments of demand management: interpreting the signals

Strengers, Y., 2019, INFRASRUCTURES IN PRACTICE : The Dynamics of Demand in Networked Societies. Shove, E. & Trentmann, F. (eds.). 1st ed. AbingdoN Oxon UK: Taylor & Francis, p. 184-196 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Promoting smart homes

Hazas, M. & Strengers, Y., 2019, Energy Fables: Challenging Ideas in the Energy Sector. Rinkinen, J., Shove, E. & Torriti, J. (eds.). 1st ed. London UK: Taylor & Francis, p. 78-87 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

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), 13 p. 645

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

4 Citations (Scopus)

Robots and roomba riders: non-human performers in theories of social practice

Strengers, Y., 2019, Social Practices and Dynamic Non-Humans: Nature, Materials and Technologies. Maller, C. & Strengers, Y. (eds.). Cham Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, p. 215-234 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review