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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).
International Urban and Environmental Management, Master of Social Science, RMIT University
Award Date: 1 Aug 2012
Social Science, Doctor of Philosophy, RMIT University
Award Date: 1 Mar 2010
Geography, Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
Award Date: 1 Jan 2001
Research area keywords
- energy futures
- Smart grid
- Digital sociology
- Digital technologies
- Smart home
- emerging technologies
- Gender & diversity
Strengers, Y., Qu, L., Xu, Q. & Knibbe, J., 21 Apr 2020, Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. McGrenere, J. & Cockburn, A. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 14 p. 188. (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Paper › Research › peer-review
Strengers, Y., Pierce, J. & Redström, J., 2020, DIS’ 20 Companion: Companion Publication of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference. Odom, W., Desjardins, A. & Graves Peterson, M. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 397-400 4 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Paper › Other
Strengers, Y., Hazas, M., Nicholls, L., Kjeldskov, J. & Skov, M. B., Apr 2020, In : International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 136, 14 p., 102379.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
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 proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review