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Kilowhat? A multidisciplinary approach on the development of a home energy management system

(2013) BEHAVIOUR & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. 32(11). p.1086-1104
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To a consumer, knowing how much energy you use is often a question mark. We get our energy bills and more often than not, they are surprisingly high. The coming of the smart grid and more specifically smart metering provides opportunities to create a better awareness on energy use among consumers. This research presents the user-centric development of a home energy management system. The focus of the research is not specifically on the functionalities per se, rather it lies on the inclusion of the energy end-user in the development process. Throughout the development, end-user research provided valuable input for the development of the system. Large quantitative surveys were alternated with small scale in-depth qualitative research. Each step generated the input for the next step in the research process, resulting in a system with functionalities tailored to the end-users needs and wants.
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HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION, FEEDBACK, CONSERVATION, EFFICIENCY, NORTH. user-centred design, usability, usability testing, user interface, user involvement

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Chicago
Stragier, Jeroen, Jan Derboven, Lieve Laporte, Laurence Hauttekeete, and Lieven De Marez. 2013. “Kilowhat? A Multidisciplinary Approach on the Development of a Home Energy Management System.” Behaviour & Information Technology 32 (11): 1086–1104.
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Stragier, J., Derboven, J., Laporte, L., Hauttekeete, L., & De Marez, L. (2013). Kilowhat? A multidisciplinary approach on the development of a home energy management system. BEHAVIOUR & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 32(11), 1086–1104.
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Stragier J, Derboven J, Laporte L, Hauttekeete L, De Marez L. Kilowhat? A multidisciplinary approach on the development of a home energy management system. BEHAVIOUR & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. 2013;32(11):1086–104.
MLA
Stragier, Jeroen, Jan Derboven, Lieve Laporte, et al. “Kilowhat? A Multidisciplinary Approach on the Development of a Home Energy Management System.” BEHAVIOUR & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 32.11 (2013): 1086–1104. Print.
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  abstract     = {To a consumer, knowing how much energy you use is often a question mark. We get our energy bills and more often than not, they are surprisingly high. The coming of the smart grid and more specifically smart metering provides opportunities to create a better awareness on energy use among consumers. This research presents the user-centric development of a home energy management system. The focus of the research is not specifically on the functionalities per se, rather it lies on the inclusion of the energy end-user in the development process. Throughout the development, end-user research provided valuable input for the development of the system. Large quantitative surveys were alternated with small scale in-depth qualitative research. Each step generated the input for the next step in the research process, resulting in a system with functionalities tailored to the end-users needs and wants.},
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  issn         = {0144-929X},
  journal      = {BEHAVIOUR & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY},
  keywords     = {HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION,FEEDBACK,CONSERVATION,EFFICIENCY,NORTH. user-centred design,usability,usability testing,user interface,user involvement},
  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Kilowhat? A multidisciplinary approach on the development of a home energy management system},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2012.740638},
  volume       = {32},
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