Value Sensitive Design Approach to Influence Energy-use Behaviour (2015)

Rachel Burrows, Peter Johnson, Hilary Johnson
Workshop on Fostering Smart Energy Applications, Bamberg, Germany INTERACT Conference

This paper is primarily concerned with relating energy consumption to other information about a person’s lifestyle values through sharing and comparing energy-use data with and between others. The goal is to influence choices and in doing so to stimulate sustainable behaviour changes. The study reported in this paper contributes to the design of a web application that aims to achieve this goal. The website allows users to share their lifestyle values and related energy-saving strategies within an online community, and seeks to stimulate sustainable behaviour changes in and through that community.