October 1, 2019

Would you like a $395 energy monitor installed free of charge? Read on....

Background: Electricity use constitutes a major household expense, yet people typically lack any kind of point-of-sale information for electricity. In this study we are offering a participants (i...

October 1, 2019

Suppose a well known social media giant entered the electricity retail market......

What are your thoughts on receiving targeted ads based on your energy use profile? Fridge beginning to run less efficiently? Here's a special price on having your fridge seals replaced.

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February 23, 2018

In the UK 2015/16 semester when I started teaching Interaction Design, I suggested the idea of having students showcase the low fidelity prototypes (which they were required to design as part of their assessment) using video. With agreement from the module team, we wor...

January 19, 2018

Last year I was accepted into the Digital Economy Crucible, a UK-wide multidisciplinary leadership program, providing a select group of early career academics. This involved attending a set of three skills labs on achieving research impact, grant writing, interaction w...

December 14, 2017

I recently gave a seminar as part of the Data Science Lecture Series within Electronics and Computer Science. This talk discusses our work where we have attempted to join the dots between the social determinants and physiological effects of poor indoor air quality in o...

June 15, 2017

In the UK, outdoor air pollution levels receive a great deal of press coverage and research funding. Yet the average person spends 90% of their time indoors. Inadequate ventilation, characterised by high levels of CO2, has been linked to lower cognitive performance, lo...

June 2, 2017

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Understand the ways in which people on a low income manage their money, with a view to developing a budgeting app

BACKGROUND

Budgeting apps such as Mint and TrackMySpend were starting to really take off around 2013. At this time I was involved in a project wi...

April 21, 2017

DESIGN BRIEF

Understand how all the members of a household interact with their eco-feedback display- not just the one who uses it the most.

BACKGROUND

My PhD was centred around household energy consumption and more specifically the design of situated devices for energy co...

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