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It is too hot: an in-situ study of three designs for heating

It is too hot: an in-situ study of three designs for heating
It is too hot: an in-situ study of three designs for heating
Smart technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, and consequently transforming our lives. Domestic energy use is one of the most talked domain that people may greatly benefit from these technologies. Given this, it is important to understand interactions with smart systems within people’s everyday lives. To this end, we developed and deployed the first heating system that allows its users to control their home heating with real-time prices. In particular, we implemented three different designs of our heating system, and evaluated them with 30 UK households in a four-week in the wild study. Our findings through thematic analysis show that our participants formed different understandings and expectations of the system, and used it in various ways to effectively respond to real-time prices while maintaining their thermal comfort. These findings contribute to our understanding of interactions with smart energy systems and provide key design implications for developing them.
Alan, Alper Turan
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Shann, Mike
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Costanza, Enrico
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Ramchurn, Sarvapali
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Seuken, Sven
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Alan, Alper Turan
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Shann, Mike
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Costanza, Enrico
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Ramchurn, Sarvapali
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Seuken, Sven
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Alan, Alper Turan, Shann, Mike, Costanza, Enrico, Ramchurn, Sarvapali and Seuken, Sven (2016) It is too hot: an in-situ study of three designs for heating. The SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, United States. (doi:10.1145/2858036.2858222).

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Abstract

Smart technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, and consequently transforming our lives. Domestic energy use is one of the most talked domain that people may greatly benefit from these technologies. Given this, it is important to understand interactions with smart systems within people’s everyday lives. To this end, we developed and deployed the first heating system that allows its users to control their home heating with real-time prices. In particular, we implemented three different designs of our heating system, and evaluated them with 30 UK households in a four-week in the wild study. Our findings through thematic analysis show that our participants formed different understandings and expectations of the system, and used it in various ways to effectively respond to real-time prices while maintaining their thermal comfort. These findings contribute to our understanding of interactions with smart energy systems and provide key design implications for developing them.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 7 May 2016
Published date: 7 May 2016
Venue - Dates: The SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, United States, 2016-01-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 385045
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385045
PURE UUID: fb95deb8-6ee6-4bc8-896b-b976f32a2dab
ORCID for Sarvapali Ramchurn: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9686-4302

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Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:42

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Author: Alper Turan Alan
Author: Mike Shann
Author: Enrico Costanza
Author: Sarvapali Ramchurn ORCID iD
Author: Sven Seuken

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