Some consideration on the (in)effectiveness of residential energy feedback systems

James Pierce, Chloe Fan, Derek Lomas, Gabriela Marcu, Eric Paulos

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Abstract

Energy feedback systems, particularly residential energy feedback systems (REFS), have emerged as a key area for HCI and interaction design. However, we argue that HCI researchers, designers and others concerned with the design and evaluation of interactive systems should more strongly consider the ineffectiveness of such systems, including not only potential limitations of specific types of REFS or REFS in general but also potentially counterproductive or harmful effects of REFS. In this paper we outline research questions and issues for future work based on critical gaps in REFS research identified from (i) a review of REFS literature and (ii) findings from two qualitative studies of commercial home energy monitors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Pages244-247
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2010
Event8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2010 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 16 Aug 201020 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameDIS 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems

Conference

Conference8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2010
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period16/08/1020/08/10

Keywords

  • design
  • energy
  • everyday practice
  • home
  • sustainability

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    Pierce, J., Fan, C., Lomas, D., Marcu, G., & Paulos, E. (2010). Some consideration on the (in)effectiveness of residential energy feedback systems. In DIS 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp. 244-247). (DIS 2010 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems). https://doi.org/10.1145/1858171.1858215