This talk synthesises our recent work on analysing energy use in the home using ‘services’ in everyday life using our quantitative + qualitative method, reprising the argument that eco-feedback and in home energy displays focus the debate on the wrong issues and do not lead to substantial energy savings. We move on to explore how energy supports cooking and uncover a range of broader design opportunities by considering both the direct and embodied impacts of cooking and how they relate to individuals’ food practices. (Thoroughly enjoyed the talk, and some excellent questions from the guys at PITLab).
We’re just back from Paris after presenting our paper, “Domestic Food and Sustainable Design: A Study of University Student Cooking and its Impacts,” in the Food and Health session at CHI 2013. You can find a copy of the paper and of the slides, below:
Exciting news! Our recent paper on ‘Domestic Food and Sustainable Design: A Study of University Student Cooking and its Impacts’, studying the direct and indirect (GhG) impacts of cooking in student residences, has been accepted at CHI 2013.
Our paper at the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2012) has been awarded 1st prize for Computational Sustainability. The paper, Accounting for energy-reliant services within everyday life at home, describes a service-oriented analysis of the electrical energy consumption of some Lancaster University students living on campus.
Pleased to announce that our study connecting energy use with everyday services/practices has been accepted to Pervasive 2012.
Kim recently gave a talk about our research at the Spotlight on Lancaster event at Lancaster University. You can watch a video of it here.
Mark has had his ESRC Sustainability proposal accepted for the ‘Sustainable carbon calculators‘ project. It’s a 6-month project in which he and Adrian Clear will work with Mike Berners-Lee in order to create digital end-user applications and cultural probes focused around behaviour intervention for lower-carbon lifestyles. A link to the project website will be posted here once it becomes available.
We’ve just launched our project website. Take a look at the pages on the team and our research to learn more about us and what we do. We’ll be updating this site regularly with news and research output related to our project. We’d love to hear your feedback so please feel free to leave us some comments.