Assessing User Behaviour for Changes in the Design of Energy Using Domestic Products


Elias, E., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2008. Assessing User Behaviour for Changes in the Design of Energy Using Domestic Products. In: IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment (ISEE 2008), 2008-05-19 - 2008-05-22.

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    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.


    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
    CreatorsElias, E., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S.
    Uncontrolled Keywordsbehaviour analysis,eco-design,domestic energy,user behaviour,theoretical minimum.,energy efficiency
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
    Research CentresInnovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC)
    Publisher Statement2008_IEEE_-_Assessing_User_Behaviour_for_Changes_in_the_Design_of_Energy_Using_Domestic_Products_-_Edward_Elias.pdf: ©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE
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