Prioritisation methodology for user-centred design of energy using domestic product

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An essential element of a user-centred design approach is to understand the differences between the intrinsic energy losses of products due to their engineering construction and technology with the losses associated with their use. This argument for using user-centred design strategies is presented which leads to a methodology for the assessment of behaviour potential and energy impact for domestic energy using devices. From this assessment procedure, the significance of user related energy losses becomes clearer and recommendations for target products requiring an energy efficient redesign can be made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th International Design Conference, Design 2008 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 19 May 200822 May 2008


Conference10th International Design Conference, Design 2008


  • Domestic products
  • Energy efficiency
  • Locking in behaviour
  • User behaviour


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