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Designing the engaging Energy-Box Bridging the gap between energy control systems and users' energy awareness

Dubois, Emmanuel and Pittarello, Fabio Designing the engaging Energy-Box Bridging the gap between energy control systems and users' energy awareness. (2017) In: Workshop on Smart and Sustainable Cities, part of the SmartWorld 2017 Congress (WSSC/SmartWorld 2017), 4 August 2017 - 8 August 2017 (San Francisco, United States).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/UIC-ATC.2017.8397404


This work describes a design experience focused on the theme of eco-feedback, a technology complementary to traditional energy control systems and meant to obtain additional savings by increasing the awareness of the users about the factors that determine energy consumption. This experience, held during a multidisciplinary ideation workshop and involving students and researchers at the University of Toulouse, was focused on the conceptual design of an Energy-Box, conceived as an artefact (or a set of artefacts) for making people inhabiting the University campus aware of energy issues and leading them to more energy conscious lifestyles. Three different proposals stemmed from this experience, that were evaluated first by the participants to the workshop themselves and then, some months later, by 80 undergraduate students of the University of Venice working on the same themes. We extracted interesting lesson learned from this evaluation, that should be taken into account for the development of user's centred eco-feedback systems in public contexts.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to IEEE editor. The definitive version is available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org This papers appears in Proceedings of 2017 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence & Computing, Advanced & Trusted Computed, Scalable Computing & Communications, Cloud & Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5386-0435-9 The original PDF of the article can be found at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8397404 Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
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Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Università Ca' Foscari (ITALY)
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