Socially Intelligent Interfaces for Increased Energy Awareness in the Home

  title={Socially Intelligent Interfaces for Increased Energy Awareness in the Home},
  author={Jussi Karlgren and Lennart E. Fahl{\'e}n and Anders Wallberg and P{\"a}r Hansson and Olov St{\aa}hl and Jonas S{\"o}derberg and Karl-Petter {\AA}kesson},
This paper describes how home appliances might be enhanced to improve user awareness of energy usage. Households wish to lead comfortable and manageable lives. Balancing this reasonable desire with the environmental and political goal of reducing electricity usage is a challenge that we claim is best met through the design of interfaces that allows users better control of their usage and unobtrusively informs them of the actions of their peers. A set of design principles along these lines is… 

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