Visualizing Energy Consumption of Radiators

  • Magnus Gyllensward
  • Anton Gustafsson
  • Magnus Bang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3962)


Heating is a significant expenditure of many households today but the actual power consumption of the heating devices are seldom recognized. To help people understand and reflect upon their domestic energy consumption, we have designed an electrical radiator that emits heat entirely from light bulbs. This appliance responds to temperature changes in the room via sensors. The idea was to combine the product semantics of lamps and radiators and direct focus on the latter neglected product category. We argue that by re-designing domestic appliances adding means to visualize energy consumption in engaging and interesting ways it is possible to make energy utilization less abstract and easier to comprehend.


Augmented Reality Light Bulb Persuasive Technology Heat Device Domestic Appliance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magnus Gyllensward
    • 1
  • Anton Gustafsson
    • 1
  • Magnus Bang
    • 1
  1. 1.Interactive InstituteEskilstunaSweden

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