Powerchord: Towards Ambient Appliance-Level Electricity Use Feedback through Real-Time Sonification

  • Dan Lockton
  • Flora Bowden
  • Clare Brass
  • Rama Gheerawo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8867)

Abstract

Feedback on energy use mainly uses visual, numerical interfaces. This paper introduces an alternative: energy sonification, turning real-time electricity use data from appliances into ambient sound. Powerchord, a work in progress prototype developed through co-creation with householders, is detailed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Lockton
    • 1
  • Flora Bowden
    • 2
  • Clare Brass
    • 2
  • Rama Gheerawo
    • 1
  1. 1.Helen Hamlyn Centre for DesignRoyal College of ArtLondonUK
  2. 2.Sustain RCARoyal College of ArtLondonUK

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