Welcome to the Home Energy Awareness Lab! We are a research group at Oregon State University led by Prof. Ron Metoyer, studying the use of feedback technology and information visualization to help raise awareness of domestic electricity usage. We are specifically interested in studying particular aspects of always-on feedback systems for the home, including aesthetics, privacy, routines, familiarity, and empowerment.
The study is broken down into several distinct stages, beginning with background research and design, and eventually culminating in the deployment of our feedback devices. We intend to use participatory design process involving end users thoroughly and consistently throughout the stages of our research.
- Ron Metoyer
- Karl Smeltzer
- Josie Hunter
- Andrew Atkinson
- Catharina Vijay
- Tuan Pham
- Jonathan Dodge
Riche, Y., Dodge, J., Metoyer, R. 2010. Studying Always-On Electricity Feedback inthe Home, In CHI ’10: Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, Atlanta, GA. pp. 1995 – 1998. (.pdf)
Oscar, N., Mejia, S., Metoyer, R., and Hooker, K. (2014) Adaptive and Personalized. In PVA 2014 Workshop at DIS2014 (.pdf)