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Shedding lights on human values: an approach to engage families with energy conservation

Huizenga, Janine; Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Wippoo, Meia; Meili, Christoph and Bullen, Andrew (2015). Shedding lights on human values: an approach to engage families with energy conservation. In: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015, Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI, Springer, pp. 210–218.

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Changing behaviour related to energy conservation is not an emotionally neutral task. People have to deal with individual and group interests, contextual constraints, eventually trading-off between their values and effective actions in terms of savings. This paper presents a set of dynamics and artefacts for families to raise and share their energy awareness, and transform it into sustainable behaviour. This method based on human values was applied with 7 families to identify critical factors that must be in play when promoting energy conservation within a social group. Preliminary results confirmed that bringing families’ values into discussion and establishing shared commitments and responsibilities are promising approaches for technology design with the purpose to raise awareness collectively and promote effective changes in behaviour towards protecting the natural environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISBN: 3-319-22701-7, 978-3-319-22701-6
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
A Decarbonisation Platform for Citizen Empowerment and Translating Collective Awareness into Behavioural Change (Q-13-011-HA)610829EC inc.H2020&ERC European Commission: FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 44005
Depositing User: Lara Piccolo
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 08:57
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 12:28
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