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Visualizing Energy Consumption of Radiators
RISE, Swedish ICT, Interactive Institute. Energy Design.
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2006 (English)In: Persuasive Technology, First International Conference on Persuasive Technology for Human Well-Being, PERSUASIVE 2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, May 18-19, 2006, Proceedings., Springer , 2006, 11, 167-170 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Heating is a significant expenditure of many households today but the actual power consumption of the heating devices are seldom recognized. To help people understand and reflect upon their domestic energy consumption, we have designed an electrical radiator that emits heat entirely from light bulbs. This appliance responds to temperature changes in the room via sensors. The idea was to combine the product semantics of lamps and radiators and direct focus on the latter neglected product category. We argue that by re-designing domestic appliances adding means to visualize energy consumption in engaging and interesting ways it is possible to make energy utilization less abstract and easier to comprehend.

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Springer , 2006, 11. 167-170 p.
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-23698ISBN: 978-3-540-34291-5 (print)ISBN: 978-3-540-34291-5 (print)OAI: diva2:1042775
Available from: 2016-10-31 Created: 2016-10-31

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