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Kilowh.at – Increasing Energy Awareness Using an Interactive Energy Comparison Tool
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID. (Technology Enhanced Learning)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6457-5231
2017 (English)In: Persuasive Technology: Development and Implementation of Personalized Technologies to Change Attitudes and Behaviors: 12th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 4--6, 2017, Proceedings. / [ed] P.W., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Siemons, L., Beerlage-de Jong, N., and van Gemert-Pijnen, L., Amsterdam: Springer, 2017, p. 175-185Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Reducing the use of energy is important for several reasons, such as saving money and reducing impact on the climate. However, the awareness among non-experts of how much energy is required by different activities is generally low, which can lead to wrong prioritizations. In this study, we have developed an interactive tool to increase “energy awareness”. A group of 58 students first did a test to benchmark their current energy awareness, then tried the tool for 10 min, and then did the same test immediately after trying the proto‐ type and one week after trying the prototype. In addition, they answered questions regarding which, if any, of the energy requirement of different activities surprised them, any thoughts about their own energy use aroused after using the prototype and what they thought about using the tool compared to more conventional methods of learning. The results showed a significant learning effect in energy awareness with a very strong effect size of 1.689, that they were most surprised by the energy required to produce a hamburger, 39 of 58 explicitly said they intended to change one or more aspects in order to improve their energy use, where 24 actions involved changing habits and 18 actions was of a one-time investment character. The attitude towards using such a tool instead of more conventional learning was very good and the words most frequently used to describe the tool was good, simple and easy to use, fun, and interesting, but five users also said they were bored after a while. In total the results indicate that using an interactive tool like this even for a limited time is a good way to in an efficient and fun way increase energy awareness. 

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Amsterdam: Springer, 2017. p. 175-185
Keywords [en]
Energy awareness, Technology enhanced learning, Persuasive services, Sustainable HCI
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Learning
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Human-computer Interaction
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-204410DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55134-0_14Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85015972581OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-204410DiVA, id: diva2:1084412
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PERSUASIVE 2017
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Improved energy counceling and energy habits by Quantified Self Assisted Advisory
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Swedish Energy Agency, 38208-1
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QC 20170406

Available from: 2017-03-24 Created: 2017-03-24 Last updated: 2017-06-13Bibliographically approved

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