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

Research output per year

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Research Output

Editorial

Introduction to the special issue on practice-oriented approaches to sustainable HCI

Pierce, J., Strengers, Y., Sengers, P. & Bødker, S., Sep 2013, In : ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 20, 4, 8 p., 20.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

59 Citations (Scopus)
Edited Book

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)

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)
Conference Paper

Designing eco-feedback systems for everyday life

Strengers, Y., 2011, Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 2135-2144 10 p.

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

167 Citations (Scopus)

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)

Everyday practice and sustainable HCI: understanding and learning from cultures of (un) sustainability

Pierce, J., Sengers, P., Brynjarsdóttir, H. & Strengers, Y., 2011, CHI '11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 9-12 4 p.

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

11 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)

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)

Smart metering demand management programs: challenging the comfort and cleanliness habitus of households

Strengers, Y., 2008, Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Designing for Habitus and Habitat. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 9-16 8 p.

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

62 Citations (Scopus)

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

Comment / Debate

Corrigendum to: "Air-conditioning Australian households: The impact of dynamic peak pricing" [Energy Policy 38, 7312-7622]

Strengers, Y., Jan 2011, In : Energy Policy. 39, 1, p. 493 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access

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)
Chapter (Book)

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)

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

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)

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

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

Peak electricity demand and social practice theories: reframing the role of change agents in the energy sector

Strengers, Y., 2013, The Global Challenge of Encouraging Sustainable Living: Opportunities, Barriers, Policy and Practice. Fudge, S., Peters, M., M. Hoffman, S. & Wehrmeyer, W. (eds.). Cheltenham GL UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 18-42 25 p.

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)
Book

Smart Energy Technologies in Everyday Life: Smart Utopia?

Strengers, Y., 2013, 1st ed. Houndmills UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 204 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Article

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)

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)

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)

Air-conditioning Australian households: the impact of dynamic peak pricing

Strengers, Y., Nov 2010, In : Energy Policy. 38, 11, p. 7312-7322 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

68 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

Open Access
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7 Citations (Scopus)

Beyond demand management: co-managing energy and water practices with Australian households

Strengers, Y., 2011, In : Policy Studies. 32, 1, p. 35-58 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

55 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

Comfort expectations: the impact of demand-management strategies in Australia

Strengers, Y., 12 Jun 2008, In : Building Research and Information. 36, 4, p. 381-391 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

48 Citations (Scopus)

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)

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

44 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)
9 Citations (Scopus)

'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)

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)

Housing, heat stress and health in a changing climate: promoting the adaptive capacity of vulnerable households, a suggested way forward

Maller, C. J. & Strengers, Y., 2011, In : Health Promotion International. 26, 4, p. 492-498 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
49 Citations (Scopus)

Integrating health, housing and energy policies: social practices of cooling

Strengers, Y. & Maller, C., 2011, In : Building Research and Information. 39, 2, p. 154-168 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

72 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)

Materialising energy and water resources in everyday practices: insights for securing supply systems

Strengers, Y. & Maller, C., Aug 2012, In : Global Environmental Change. 22, 3, p. 754-763 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

57 Citations (Scopus)

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)

Negotiating everyday life: the role of energy and water consumption feedback

Strengers, Y., 6 Dec 2011, In : Journal of Consumer Culture. 11, 3, p. 319-338 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

100 Citations (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

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

58 Citations (Scopus)

Peak electricity demand and social practice theories: reframing the role of change agents in the energy sector

Strengers, Y., May 2012, In : Energy Policy. 44, p. 226-234 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

115 Citations (Scopus)

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)

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)
7 Citations (Scopus)