It is generally recognized that our behaviours affect the environment. However, it is difficult to correlate behaviour of an individual person to large-scale problems. This is usually due to insufficient ergonomy of available tools. The main cause is that most of user-awareness tools available are technology-centered instead of user-centered. In this paper, we present a participatory design approach we followed to design and develop an energy-aware mobile application for user-awareness on energy consumption for Smart Home monitoring. To engage end-users from the early design stages, we conduct two on-line surveys and a focus group involving about 630 people. Results allowed on identifying functional requirements and guidelines for mobile app design. The purpose of this research is to increase user-awareness on energy consumption using tools and methods required by users themselves. Furthermore in this paper, we present the technological choices that drove our implementation of an energy-aware application based on prosumers’ requirements.

A Participatory Design Approach for Energy-Aware Mobile App for Smart Home Monitoring / Aliberti, Alessandro; Camarda, Christian; Ferro, Valeria; Acquaviva, Andrea; Patti, Edoardo. - (2017), pp. 158-165. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 6th Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS 2017) tenutosi a Porto, Portugal nel 22-24 April, 2017 [10.5220/0006299001580165].

A Participatory Design Approach for Energy-Aware Mobile App for Smart Home Monitoring

ALIBERTI, ALESSANDRO;CAMARDA, CHRISTIAN;ACQUAVIVA, ANDREA;PATTI, EDOARDO
2017

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It is generally recognized that our behaviours affect the environment. However, it is difficult to correlate behaviour of an individual person to large-scale problems. This is usually due to insufficient ergonomy of available tools. The main cause is that most of user-awareness tools available are technology-centered instead of user-centered. In this paper, we present a participatory design approach we followed to design and develop an energy-aware mobile application for user-awareness on energy consumption for Smart Home monitoring. To engage end-users from the early design stages, we conduct two on-line surveys and a focus group involving about 630 people. Results allowed on identifying functional requirements and guidelines for mobile app design. The purpose of this research is to increase user-awareness on energy consumption using tools and methods required by users themselves. Furthermore in this paper, we present the technological choices that drove our implementation of an energy-aware application based on prosumers’ requirements.
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