Foster, Derek and Blythe, Mark and Cairns, Paul and Lawson, Shaun (2010) Competitive carbon counting: can social networking sites Make saving energy more enjoyable? In: Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, CHI 2010, April 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
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|Divisions:||College of Science > School of Computer Science|
|Abstract:||This paper reports on the design, deployment and initial evaluation of “Wattsup”, an innovative Facebook application which displays live data from a commercial off-the-shelf energy monitor. The Wattsup application was deployed and trialled in eight homes over an eighteen day period in two conditions - personal energy data viewable and friend’s energy data viewable. A significant reduction in energy was observed in the socially enabled condition. The paper argues that socially-mediated discussion and competition made for a more enjoyable user experience.|
|Date Deposited:||20 Apr 2010 07:47|
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