Making Energy Feedback Understandable

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientific


In this chapter several aspects in the design of home energy feedback are discussed along with the presentation of energy feedback design examples. The examples include the Ampul interface that was tested in the SusLab Concept House. Ampul was designed to enable users to maximize the use of available solar energy. A second example referenced is an aquarium metaphor in which plant, water and fish qualities are coupled to energy consumption and climate sensor data, which was developed as a demonstration and thirdly Powercord is described as an interface able to translate energy consumption into auditory sounds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving Labs
Subtitle of host publicationDesign and Assessment of Sustainable Living
EditorsDavid V. Keyson, Olivia Guerra-Santin, Dan Lockton
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Number of pages5
EditionPart 6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-33527-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-33526-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Energy feedback
  • Energy use


Dive into the research topics of 'Making Energy Feedback Understandable'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this