PORTS: An interdisciplinary and systemic approach to studying energy use in the home

Garrath T. Wilson, Kerstin Leder Mackley, Val Mitchell, Tracy Bhamra, Sarah Pink

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Abstract

In this paper, we present an alternative and novel approach to identifying energy demand reduction opportunities in the home. Through the creation of detailed narratives informed by our interdisciplinary research team of social scientists, designers and engineers, we employ a systemic view of how energy is consumed in the home. By interrogating clusters of people, objects and resources through time and space as they come together within our qualitative and quantitative research, we have identified opportunities for sustainable HCI design. This paper outlines our approach and presents an example product concept in relation to laundry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages971-978
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 2014 - Motif Seattle Hotel, Seattle, United States of America
Duration: 13 Sep 201417 Sep 2014
http://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2014/
http://ubicomp.org/ubicomp2014/

Conference

ConferenceACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 2014
Abbreviated titleUbiComp 2014
CountryUnited States of America
CitySeattle
Period13/09/1417/09/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Design
  • Domestic
  • Energy
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Sustainable HCI

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