Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction Humain-Machine

Équipe Ingénierie de l'Interaction

Energy Consumption in Smarthome: Persuasive Interaction Respecting User’s Values

In 9th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications. pages 804-809. 2017.

Hélène Haller, Van Bao Nguyen, Gilles Debizet, Yann Laurillau, Joëlle Coutaz, Gaëlle Calvary


Housing consumption keeps growing in spite of energy efficient devices. The problem seems to come from not only the lack of information about how to use these devices but also from the lack of willingness from inhabitants. This double assessment invites to think about support toward inhabitants’ behaviors concerning to energy consumption, which is affected by both devices and values.
The paper follows an interdisciplinary research between persuasive human computer interaction and sociological studies of domestic energy consumption. The scientific contribution is the integration of the sociological dimensions of energy consumption and behavior change into interactive system design principles. We present a proof of concept for the sustainable change of users’ behavior in energy consumption that demonstrates the applicability of these principles.