Human-Computer Interaction Institute
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Design Implications for Social-Energy Applications
Tawanna Dillahunt, Jen Mankoff
Home-energy studies suggest that providing users with real-time and
cross-household feedback may nudge users toward sustainable behaviors.
Although methods of comparison yield significant savings, only a limited
amount of home-energy research has explored social communication with
feedback devices. Inspired by our prior energy studies in low-income
communities, we present the results of a needs-validation study and
provide design implications for real-time, community-based feedback displays.