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Papers/Notes: Home Eco Behavior

Wednesday, April 14
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Home, Habits, and Energy: Examining Domestic Interactions and Energy Consumption
James Pierce, Computer Science Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), HCI Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Diane J. Schiano, Search and Advertising Metrics & Analysis (SAMA), Yahoo!, Inc., Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), USA
Eric Paulos, HCI Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Qualitative study of domestic interactions with energy-consuming products and systems. Contributes a framework and strategies informing the design of more energy-conserving interactions as a matter of sustainable interaction design.

Studying Always-On Electricity Feedback in the Home
Yann Riche, Riche Design, USA
Jonathan Dodge, School of EECS Oregon State University, USA
Ronald A. Metoyer, School of EECS Oregon State University, USA

We present participatory design studies and resulting implications for an always-on feedback device intended to inform consumers of their electricity consumption habits and enable sustainable consumption behavior change.

 The Design of Eco-Feedback Technology
Jon Froehlich, University of Washington, USA
Leah Findlater, University of Washington, USA
James Landay, University of Washington, USA

Eco-feedback technology extends back to the origins of environmental psychology. This paper surveys HCI and environmental psychology literature to define the role of HCI in designing and evaluating eco-feedback technology.

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