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Engaging users in tracking their water usage behavior

Authors: 

Christos Kouroupetroglou, Maarten Piso, Wassim Derguech, Edward Curry, Jan Mink, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, Massimiliano Raciti, Jesse van Slooten, Daniel Coakley

Publication Type: 
Refereed Original Article
Abstract: 
WATERNOMICS is an EU funded project that aims to raise awareness about efficient water management using ICT to provide users with insightful and actionable information. A crucial problem faced in our pilot settings was to enable personalized tracking of water consumption in a non-enforcing and invasive way. This paper presents two scenarios of such a system using storyboards that describe them in a university building setup, trying to encourage students to become more water aware. The paper continues to present the findings from the user tests conducted in the experiments in two pilot sites and concluded by presenting the changes in the design of the final application for the public space environment.
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.937
Publication Status: 
Published
Date Accepted for Publication: 
Thursday, 31 December, 2015
Publication Date: 
31/12/2015
Journal: 
Procedia Engineering
Volume: 
119
Pages: 
788-797
Research Group: 
Institution: 
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
Open access repository: 
Yes