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Designing a smart phone app for sustainable cooking
conference contributionposted on 17.09.2013, 12:22 authored by Luis C.R. Oliveira, Val MitchellVal Mitchell, Andrew MayAndrew May
This research is focusing upon the human-computer interaction (HCI), evaluating the relationship between users and cooking appliances mediated by information-communication technologies (ICTs) applications designed specifically to motivate energy saving. User observation, energy monitoring and semi-structured interviews helped to understand user behaviours and its respective determinants. Group discussions and large scale surveys were used to evaluate the acceptance of energy saving techniques and intervention methods. This knowledge informed the development of a persuasive electronic energy saving intervention in the form of a mobile phone application, which is being tested.