Yolande Strengers

Assoc Professor

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20082022
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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).

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond threshold approaches to extreme heat: repositioning adaptation as everyday practice

Oppermann, E., Strengers, Y., Maller, C., Rickards, L. & Brearley, M., Oct 2018, In : Weather, Climate, and Society. 11, 4, 14 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