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Title: Making sense of the measurement, feedback and control of energy
Author: Colley, James Alexander
ISNI:       0000 0004 5920 0242
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis investigates the digital interventions that aim to promote a more sustainable future through reducing energy consumption and adds new understanding and perspectives to this domain. Through a review of related work within HCI and UbiComp, it surfaces the key principles within these interventions as being measurement, feedback and control. The thesis discusses methods for addressing the need to understand the nature of measurement, feedback and control in the wild, considering cultural, informational and technology probes in addition to complementary fieldwork and contextual inquiry methods. Two technology probe studies were developed, focusing on widespread energy monitoring and thermal comfort and control in the workplace. The results from these studies highlight key issues which are presented and used to discuss the nature of measurement, feedback and control. Through this discussion, important issues for sustainability research are highlighted, contributing new understanding of the core principles of sustainability interventions and where appropriate new directions for design and future work within sustainability and HCI are suggested.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HD Industries. Land use. Labor ; TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery