Elements of Consumption: An Abstract Visualization of Household Consumption

  • Stephen Makonin
  • Philippe Pasquier
  • Lyn Bartram
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6815)

Abstract

To promote sustainability consumers must be informed about their consumption behaviours. Ambient displays can be used as an eco-feedback technology to convey household consumption information. Elements of Consumption (EoC) demonstrates this by visualizing electricity, water, and natural gas consumption. EoC delivers three key components: (1) an abstract art piece, (2) a visual way to display data, and (3) to use an abstract art piece as a visual way to display data in order to persuade homeowners to conserve.

Keywords

eco-feedback a-life household consumption sustainability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Makonin
    • 1
  • Philippe Pasquier
    • 2
  • Lyn Bartram
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computing ScienceSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.School of Interactive Arts + TechnologySimon Fraser UniversitySurreyCanada

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