This paper explores the contribution that user behaviour could make to the creation of new energy efficient products. It does this by first looking at the energy demand of 6 households then discusses the identification of the products with the highest potential for improvement. This is then narrowed down to products with a high energy impact and those where a high level of human interaction and use is also evident. A model for guiding design changes based on a theoretical minimum energy level for each product is presented. The paper ends with a behaviour based design assessment procedure based on the results of the 6 household study.
|Publication status||Published - 19 May 2008|
|Event||IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment (ISEE 2008) - San Francisco, USA United States|
Duration: 19 May 2008 → 22 May 2008
|Conference||IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment (ISEE 2008)|
|Country/Territory||USA United States|
|Period||19/05/08 → 22/05/08|
- behaviour analysis
- domestic energy
- user behaviour
- theoretical minimum.
- energy efficiency