Teenagers talking about energy: using narrative methods to inform design

Toth, Nicola, Little, Linda, Read, Janet C., Guo, Yukang, Fitton, Daniel and Horton, Matthew (2012) Teenagers talking about energy: using narrative methods to inform design. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012), 5-10 May 2012, Austin, Texas.

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Abstract

This paper explores teenagers’ attitudes towards energy consumption. The research is part of a wider project with the goal of designing, developing and evaluating mobile solutions to change teenagers’ attitudes and behaviour towards energy. Diaries, stories, written scenarios and focus groups provided initial insight into teenagers’ attitudes. The use of multiple methods engaged teenagers in the project and resulted in data that was rich in detail and context. Initial themes that emerged for the data were: type of energy used, impact of energy use, sources of information, location and green teens. Findings will inform the design of mobile solutions for teenagers and help in the development of a behavioural change programme.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: C800 Psychology
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2012 12:00
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 08:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6207

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