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PORTS: an interdisciplinary and systemic approach to studying energy use in the home

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posted on 10.12.2014 by Garrath Wilson, Kerstin Leder Mackley, Val Mitchell, Tracy Bhamra, Sarah Pink
In this paper, we present an alternative and novel approach to identifying energy demand reduction opportunities in the home. Through the creation of detailed narratives informed by our interdisciplinary research team of social scientists, designers and engineers, we employ a systemic view of how energy is consumed in the home. By interrogating clusters of people, objects and resources through time and space as they come together within our qualitative and quantitative research, we have identified opportunities for sustainable HCI design. This paper outlines our approach and presents an example product concept in relation to laundry.

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The interdisciplinary LEEDR project, based at Loughborough University, is jointly funded by the UK Research Councils’ Digital Economy and Energy programmes [grant number EP/I000267/1].

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UbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Pages

971 - 978

Citation

WILSON, G.T. ... et al, 2014. PORTS: an interdisciplinary and systemic approach to studying energy use in the home. IN: UbiComp 2014 Adjunct: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, 13th-17th September 2014, Seattle, USA. ACM, pp. 971 - 978

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2014

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This is a conference paper it was presented at 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2638728.2641551

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9781450330473

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en

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