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Affective design and its role in energy consuming behavior; part of the problem or part of the solution?

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To mitigate against the effects of climate change, the UK has legislated to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 (Climate Change Act 2008). Domestic consumers currently contribute over 25% of total UK carbon emissions (The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan). Significant variations in domestic energy use have been shown to be due to the behavioral differences of householders. The role product design plays in energy consuming behavior was explored with reference to Norman (2004)’s model of the affective system. This papers argues the need for designers to carefully consider the type, magnitude and interaction of affect, at each level of the affective system, when designing energy consuming devices. This paper illustrates through the analogy of a ‘pivot scale’ how an optimal balance between the benefit offered by the device to the user, and the amount of energy consumed, may be achieved

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Revell, Kirsten M A and Stanton, Neville A., (2012) Affective design and its role in energy consuming behavior; part of the problem or part of the solution? Yong, Gu Ji (ed.) In Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design. CRC..

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Published date: July 2012
Venue - Dates: 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, United States, 2012-07-21 - 2012-07-25
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment


Local EPrints ID: 353395
ISBN: 978-1-4398-7118-8
PURE UUID: 4710d6aa-6860-49cc-ae7c-8d009fe28207

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Date deposited: 06 Jun 2013 08:35
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:04

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Author: Kirsten M A Revell
Editor: Gu Ji Yong

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