Power to the People:Dynamic energy management through communal cooperation

Boucher, Andy; Cameron, David and Nadine, Jarvis. 2012. 'Power to the People:Dynamic energy management through communal cooperation'. In: DIS 2012. Newcastle, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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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.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design > Interaction Research Studio


15 June 2012Published

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Newcastle, United Kingdom

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03 Dec 2012 13:21

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29 Apr 2020 15:46



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