Supporting Energy Management as a Cooperative Amateur Activity
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Digital Library, 2015, 1483-1488 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
There is increasing concern regarding current energy feedback approaches as they focus on the individual level, and mostly on household electricity, while the bulk of energy use often lies in heating and cooling. The aim is typically to change user routines, which does not bring a long-lasting impact. In our case study, we address these concerns for apartment buildings by looking at housing cooperatives, the dominant form of apartment ownership in the Nordic countries. These cooperatives manage the heating costs in common and therefore have a large potential for energy saving through long-lasting improvements and investments. We also emphasise the amateur nature of energy work within such cooperatives and consider the implications of our field study findings, interpreted through these amateur and cooperative perspectives, for the design of interactive artefacts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2015. 1483-1488 p.
Eco-feedback, Energy-efficiency, Amateur, Energy cooperative
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Human-computer Interaction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-167994DOI: 10.1145/2702613.2732724ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84954201607OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-167994DiVA: diva2:813786
CHI 2015,April 18 - 23, 2015, Seoul, Korea
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 608774StandUp
QC 201506172015-05-252015-05-252015-06-17Bibliographically approved