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

Alessandro Aliberti, Christian Camarda, Valeria Ferro, Andrea Acquaviva, Edoardo Patti

Abstract

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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Aliberti A., Camarda C., Ferro V., Acquaviva A. and Patti E. (2017). A Participatory Design Approach for Energy-aware Mobile App for Smart Home Monitoring . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-241-7, pages 158-165. DOI: 10.5220/0006299001580165


in Bibtex Style

@conference{smartgreens17,
author={Alessandro Aliberti and Christian Camarda and Valeria Ferro and Andrea Acquaviva and Edoardo Patti},
title={A Participatory Design Approach for Energy-aware Mobile App for Smart Home Monitoring},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},
year={2017},
pages={158-165},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006299001580165},
isbn={978-989-758-241-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - A Participatory Design Approach for Energy-aware Mobile App for Smart Home Monitoring
SN - 978-989-758-241-7
AU - Aliberti A.
AU - Camarda C.
AU - Ferro V.
AU - Acquaviva A.
AU - Patti E.
PY - 2017
SP - 158
EP - 165
DO - 10.5220/0006299001580165