Learning sustainability: Families, learning, and next-generation eco-feedback technology

Michael S. Horn, Pryce Davis, Aleata K. Hubbard, Danielle Keifert, Zeina Atrash Leong, Izabel C. Olson

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Abstract

Eco-feedback technology is a growing area of interest in interaction design research. From smart meters to ambient feedback displays, well-designed technology has the potential to help families cut costs, reduce waste, and increase environmental sustainability. In this paper, we reflect on this trend and pose two interrelated design challenges that we believe are important for the development and evaluation of next-generation eco-feedback technology. First, how can we design technology to encourage entire families, children as well as adults, to become meaningful and active participants in the management of household resource consumption? And second, how can we design interactive systems to engage families in inquiry-based learning around concepts of consumption and sustainability?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2011 - 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Pages161-164
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 18 2011
Event10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2011 - Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2011Jun 23 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of IDC 2011 - 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

Other

Other10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor, MI
Period6/20/116/23/11

Keywords

  • children
  • design
  • eco-feedback technology
  • families
  • interaction design
  • learning
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Horn, M. S., Davis, P., Hubbard, A. K., Keifert, D., Leong, Z. A., & Olson, I. C. (2011). Learning sustainability: Families, learning, and next-generation eco-feedback technology. In Proceedings of IDC 2011 - 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 161-164). (Proceedings of IDC 2011 - 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children). https://doi.org/10.1145/1999030.1999051