Studying electricity feedback for the home with an emphasis on the user Public Deposited

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  • As non-renewable resources dwindle and costs increase, it becomes ever more important for people to understand and control their electricity usage. Eco-feedback devices are being developed to increase user awareness and reduce consumption. In order for feedback devices to be successfully adopted into the home, however, they must be appealing and show the desired information. The best way to accomplish this is to involve users in the design process. In this work, we discuss results from two studies on awareness feedback devices as viewed from three demographic groups. In the first, we interviewed potential end-users to gain insights into their current level of understanding about their own electricity use, motivations to conserve, and to learn about user preferences for a feedback device. We present our findings regarding current understanding, motivations, preferences for location, and views on ambient devices, among others. The second study consisted of three workshops in which we asked potential end users to design electricity feedback devices that they would want to use in their own homes. We present the resulting designs and discuss implications for designing feedback devices for the home.
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