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WATTSBurning: Design and Evaluation of an Innovative Eco-Feedback System

Abstract : This paper reports a 15 weeks study of artistic eco-feedback deployed in six houses with an innovative sensing infrastructure and visualization strategy. The paper builds on previous work that showed a significant decrease in user awareness after a short period with a relapse in consumption. In this study we aimed to investigate if new forms of feedback could overcome this issue, maintaining the users awareness for longer periods of time. The study presented here aims at understanding if people are more aware of their energy consumption after the installation of a new, art inspired eco-feedback. The research question was then: does artistic eco-feedback provide an increased awareness over normal informative feedback? And does that awareness last longer? To answer this questions participants were interviewed and their consumption patterns analyzed. The main contribution of the paper is to advance our knowledge about the effectiveness of eco-feedback and provide guidelines for implementation of novel eco-feedback visualizations that overcome the relapse behavior pattern.
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Filipe Quintal, Lucas Pereira, Nuno Nunes, Valentina Nisi, Mary Barreto. WATTSBurning: Design and Evaluation of an Innovative Eco-Feedback System. 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Sep 2013, Cape Town, South Africa. pp.453-470, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-40483-2_32⟩. ⟨hal-01497454⟩



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