Best paper award at IHC 2014 in Brazil

The paper “Energy Consumption Awareness in the Workplace: Technical Artefacts and Practices” presented at IHC 2014 in Brazil received the Best Paper Award.

It reports a study executed in the Open University evaluating the role of three different technologies to promote energy awareness in the working environment: a debate tool, smart monitors, and a tangible device to motivate engagement (an energy tree). The study also analysis the content of the online debate, identifying relevant information to be provided to raise energy awareness colectivelly.

This study is the result of a joint effort between DecarboNet and CATALYST.