Power to the people: Dynamic energy management through communal cooperation

Andy Boucher*, David Cameron, Nadine Jarvis

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In this paper we propose that design and HCI research address domestic energy management as a matter of timeliness, and organised on a community scale. We argue that instead of focusing on the financial benefits of energy saving, technologies can be used to connect users in systems that promote better understandings of the impact of their behaviours. We review current policy and practice and outline design proposals for systems that bring people together to work as a team to reduce the strain on national energy generating infrastructure. We argue that by exposing some of the complexity of power generation people can make more informed energy consuming choices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS '12
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781450312103
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventDesigning Interactive Systems Conference, DIS '12 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jun 201215 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS '12


ConferenceDesigning Interactive Systems Conference, DIS '12
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle Upon Tyne

Research Group keywords

  • Interaction Research Studio


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