Nicola Corradi

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Recent work has begun to focus on the use of games as a platform for energy awareness and eco-feedback research. While technical advancements (wireless sensors, fingerprinting) make timely and tailored feedback an objective within easy reach, we argue that taking into account the users’ own personal consumption behavior and tailoring feedback accordingly is(More)
EnergyLife is a mobile game application that aims at increasing energy awareness and saving in the household; it centers around a feedback system with detailed, historical and real time information that is based on wireless power sensors data. The challenge is to provide through feedback knowledge and motivation for sustainable saving. A three-month field(More)
Zipf’s law, which states that the probability of an observation is inversely proportional to its rank, has been observed in many different domains. Although there are models that explain Zipf’s law in each of them, there is not yet a general mechanism that covers all, or even most, domains. Here we propose such a mechanism. It relies on the observation that(More)
Zipf's law, which states that the probability of an observation is inversely proportional to its rank, has been observed in many domains. While there are models that explain Zipf's law in each of them, those explanations are typically domain specific. Recently, methods from statistical physics were used to show that a fairly broad class of models does(More)
Energy conservation and related environmental issues are of increasing interest for psychological research and intervention. In the present study, we investigated the cognitive abilities that are necessary in order for people to implement energy saving behaviors in their everyday life routines. We explored the relation between sustained attention,(More)
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