Yolande Strengers

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

sustainable HCI, digital sociology, smart technology, energy futures, feminist technoscience, feminist HCI, ethical algorithms and AI, robot-human interaction, social practice theory, household consumption

20082020

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Research Output

2020

Pursuing pleasance: interrogating energy-intensive visions for the smart home

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Social impacts and control in the smart home

Nicholls, L., Strengers, Y. & Sadowski, J., 21 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Energy. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)
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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Overcoming remoteness: the necessity of air travel in Australian universities

Glover, A., Lewis, T. & Strengers, Y., 29 Oct 2019, In : Australian Geographer. 50, 4, p. 453-471 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

4 Citations (Scopus)

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

2 Citations (Scopus)

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

5 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

7 Citations (Scopus)

Social Practices and Dynamic Non-Humans: Nature, Materials and Technologies

Maller, C. & Strengers, Y., 2019, 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 264 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
2018

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

12 Citations (Scopus)

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, p. 885-898 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

19 Citations (Scopus)

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

7 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Response 4: sustainability futures and the future of sustainable HCI

Strengers, Y., 2018, Digital Technology and Sustainability: Engaging the Paradox. Hazas, M. & P. Nathan, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 231-233 3 p.

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

7 Citations (Scopus)

Smart energy futures and social practice imaginaries: Forecasting scenarios for pet care in Australian homes

Strengers, Y., Pink, S. & Nicholls, L., 2018, In : Energy Research & Social Science. 48, p. 108-115 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Smart home technologies in everyday life: do they address key energy challenges in households?

Tirado Herrero, S., Nicholls, L. & Strengers, Y., Apr 2018, In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 31, p. 65-70 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

30 Citations (Scopus)

Sustainability and academic air travel in Australian universities

Glover, A., Strengers, Y. & Lewis, T., 8 May 2018, In : International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. 19, 4, p. 756-772 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

The 3Ps: protection, productivity & pleasure for Australian smart home early adopters

Strengers, Y., Kennedy, J., Nicholls, L. & Arcari, P., Sep 2018, Melbourne Victoria Australia: RMIT University. 45 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

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The unsustainability of academic aeromobility in Australian universities

Glover, A., Strengers, Y. & Lewis, T., 2018, In : Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy. 13, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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11 Citations (Scopus)
2017

Adapting to ‘extreme’ weather: mobile practice memories of keeping warm and cool as a climate change adaptation strategy

Strengers, Y. & Maller, C., 2017, In : Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. 49, 6, p. 1432-1450 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Benefits and challenges of energy efficient social housing

Moore, T., Nicholls, L., Strengers, Y., Maller, C. & Horne, R., Sep 2017, In : Energy Procedia. 121, p. 300-307 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Careful surveillance at play: human-animal relations and mobile media in the home

Richardson, I., Hjorth, L., Strengers, Y. & Balmford, W., 2017, Refiguring Techniques in Digital Visual Research. Gómez Cruz, E., Sumartojo, S. & Pink, S. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 105-116 12 p. (Digital Ethnography ; vol. 1).

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

Convenience and energy consumption in the smart home of the future: industry visions from Australia and beyond

Strengers, Y. & Nicholls, L., Oct 2017, In : Energy Research & Social Science. 32, p. 86-93 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

34 Citations (Scopus)

Dwelling performance and adaptive summer comfort in low-income Australian households

Moore, T., Ridley, I., Strengers, Y., Maller, C. & Horne, R., 2017, In : Building Research and Information. 45, 4, p. 443-456 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)

Heatwaves, homes & health: why household vulnerability to extreme heat is an electricity policy issue

Nicholls, L., McCann, H., Strengers, Y. & Bosomworth, K., Nov 2017, Melbourne Victoria Australia: RMIT University. 59 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

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How to gain traction? From theoretical scholarship to applied outcomes in energy demand research and housing research

Strengers, Y., Maller, C. & Nicholls, L., 2017, Theoretical Scholarship and Applied Practice. Pink, S., Fors, V. & O'Dell, T. (eds.). NY USA: Berghahn Books, p. 169-188 20 p.

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

Rising household energy and water bills: case studies of health, wellbeing and financial impacts

Nicholls, L. & Strengers, Y., Apr 2017, Melbourne Victoria Australia: RMIT University. 26 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

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Smart home control: exploring the potential for off-the-shelf enabling technologies in energy vulnerable and other households

Nicholls, L., Strengers, Y. & Tirado, S., Aug 2017, Melbourne Victoria Australia: RMIT University. 89 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

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Studying social practices and global practice change using scrapbooks as a cultural probe

Maller, C. & Strengers, Y., 24 May 2017, In : Area. 50, 1, p. 66-73 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)
2016

Curious energy consumers: humans and nonhumans in assemblages of household practice

Strengers, Y., Nicholls, L. & Maller, C., 26 May 2016, In : Journal of Consumer Culture. 16, 3, p. 761-780 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

45 Citations (Scopus)

Envisioning the smart home: Reimagining a smart energy future

Strengers, Y., 2016, Digital Materialities: Design and Anthropology. Pink, S., Ardevol, E. & Lanzeni, D. (eds.). 1st ed. London UK: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 61-76 16 p.

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

Policing and polluting: the role of practices in contemporary urban environmental pollution governance

Horne, R., Strengers, Y. & Strempel, A., Dec 2016, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 66, p. 112-118 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Smart home control devices: Summary and assessment of energy and lifestyle marketing claims

Strengers, Y., Nicholls, L., Owen, T. & Tirado, S., 2016, Melbourne Victoria Australia: RMIT University. 20 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

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Understanding energy futures through everyday life observation following an ethnographic approach

Pink, S., Strengers, Y., Fernandez, M. & Sabiescu, A., 2016, 41st IAHS World Congress on Housing Sustainability and Innovation for the Future, September 13 to 16, 2016: Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal - Proceedings. Tadeu, A., Abrantes, V. & Ural, D. (eds.). Algarve Portugal: International Association for Housing Science, 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearch

Understanding the materiality of neighbourhoods in ‘Healthy Practices’: outdoor exercise practices in a new master-planned estate

Maller, C., Nicholls, L. & Strengers, Y., 18 Feb 2016, In : Urban Policy and Research. 34, 1, p. 55-72 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Utilising mixed methods research to inform low-carbon social housing performance policy

Moore, T., Strengers, Y. & Maller, C., 16 Feb 2016, In : Urban Policy and Research. 34, 3, p. 240-255 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)
2015

Changing demand: flexibility of energy practices in households with children

Nicholls, L. & Strengers, Y., Jan 2015, Melbourne Victoria Australia: RMIT University. 92 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

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Disconnections case studies: understanding the householder experience

Strempel, A., Nicholls, L. & Strengers, Y., Apr 2015, Melbourne Victoria Australia: RMIT University. 21 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

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Meeting in the global workplace: air travel, telepresence and the body

Strengers, Y., 2015, In : Mobilities. 10, 4, p. 592-608 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)

Peak demand and the 'family peak' period in Australia: understanding practice (in)flexibility in households with children

Nicholls, L. & Strengers, Y., Sep 2015, In : Energy Research & Social Science. 9, p. 116-124 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

59 Citations (Scopus)

Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainability: Beyond behaviour change

Strengers, Y. & Maller, C., 2015, Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 222 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)
2014

Air-conditioning and antibiotics: demand management insights from problematic health and household cooling practices

Nicholls, L. & Strengers, Y., Apr 2014, In : Energy Policy. 67, p. 673-681 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)

Beyond behaviour change: practical applications of social practice theory in behaviour change programmes

Strengers, Y., Moloney, S., Maller, C. & Horne, R., 2014, Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainability: Beyond behaviour change. Strengers, Y. & Maller, C. (eds.). 1st ed. New York NY USA: Taylor & Francis, p. 63-77 15 p.

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

19 Citations (Scopus)

Changing demand: flexibility of energy practices in households with children

Nicholls, L. & Strengers, Y., Jul 2014, Melbourne Victoria Australia: RMIT University. 74 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

Open Access
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EPA Approaches to Behaviour Change Project: Stage 2: Improving compliance outcomes: understanding the behaviours and practices of business environmental performance

Jim, C., Strengers, Y., Strempel, A., Clarke, M. & Horne, R., Oct 2014, Melbourne Victoria Australia: RMIT University. 80 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

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'Going Green'? the limitations of behaviour change programmes as a policy response to escalating resource consumption

Moloney, S. & Strengers, Y., 2014, In : Environmental Policy and Governance. 24, 2, p. 94-107 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

37 Citations (Scopus)

Interdisciplinarity and industry collaboration in doctoral candidature: tensions within and between discourses

Strengers, Y. A-A., 2014, In : Studies in Higher Education. 39, 4, p. 546-559 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Resurrecting sustainable practices: using memories of the past to intervene in the future

Maller, C. & Strengers, Y., 2014, Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainability: Beyond Behaviour Change. Strengers, Y. & Maller, C. (eds.). 1st ed. London UK: Taylor & Francis, p. 147-162 16 p.

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

9 Citations (Scopus)