Energy Babble - design                interventions for energy                 reduction communities               Tobie K...
Research Context
• DECC Low Carbon Community challenge, £10m for 20 ‘test beds’• RCUK identifies Energy Communities research call, 7 awards...
Energy Communities
Energy demand reduction discourse, shifts in government policy, widerange of practitioner commitments
Bristol Energy Network, Energise Hastings, Transition New Cross, Low Carbon LivingLadock, Meadows Partnership Trust, Reeph...
PV display at Hastings Trust, inappropriate technology at Claremont
Workshop with 30 attendees, includes LCCC participants, academics,local government
Collaborative mapping of issues and notions of community
Future front pages and comfort diagrams to get at energy commitmentsand mundane practices
Probes and Workbooks
Probes given to participants, they are drawn on and written into, capturematerial that is used for making design proposals
A letter of confession regarding an “energy usage secret”
An obituary for an appliance from EcoFabulous 2011
Workbooks are sets of design proposals arranged by theme
A workbook page mixes up an informant’s comment, found imagesand a title to suggest a theme or direction for design
Trying to read the meter,   with preparedness advice   for the end of oil blaring out.A diagram of a design proposal where...
3580 kW     From East To West, from North to South.   One morning, a group of birds arrived at the Meadows.Energy meters a...
web scraping                                                                                     public babble displaymult...
Design Proposal
Energy-BabbleDesign an Energy-Babble system that displays material,collected from some combination of individual,community...
INPUTS                      LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS                  WEB SCRAPINGHardware and software allows text and audio d...
OUTPUTSA server process aggregates and transforms input sources intoaudio files that are broadcast by each device
Experience prototypes are used to test the system, comprise of computer, speakerand microphone and rely on network
Embodying the system
Reconfiguring textures
research features
•ECDC mixes methods, is practice based, engages energy communities•Probes, workbooks, proposals alongside fieldwork and wo...
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  1. 1. Energy Babble - design interventions for energy reduction communities Tobie Kerridge & Liliana Ovalle with Matthew Plumber-Fernandez, Jennifer Gabrys, Bill Gaver, Mike Michael & Alex Wilkie, Goldsmiths, University of London t.kerridge@gold.ac.uk www.ecdc.ac.ukEnergise Hastings, White Rock Hotel, 26/10/12
  2. 2. Research Context
  3. 3. • DECC Low Carbon Community challenge, £10m for 20 ‘test beds’• RCUK identifies Energy Communities research call, 7 awards• ECDC - 3 years mixed methods, practice based, 5 energy communities• Deploy platform relating to energy demand reduction practices, fieldwork
  4. 4. Energy Communities
  5. 5. Energy demand reduction discourse, shifts in government policy, widerange of practitioner commitments
  6. 6. Bristol Energy Network, Energise Hastings, Transition New Cross, Low Carbon LivingLadock, Meadows Partnership Trust, Reepham Green Team, Energise Hastings
  7. 7. PV display at Hastings Trust, inappropriate technology at Claremont
  8. 8. Workshop with 30 attendees, includes LCCC participants, academics,local government
  9. 9. Collaborative mapping of issues and notions of community
  10. 10. Future front pages and comfort diagrams to get at energy commitmentsand mundane practices
  11. 11. Probes and Workbooks
  12. 12. Probes given to participants, they are drawn on and written into, capturematerial that is used for making design proposals
  13. 13. A letter of confession regarding an “energy usage secret”
  14. 14. An obituary for an appliance from EcoFabulous 2011
  15. 15. Workbooks are sets of design proposals arranged by theme
  16. 16. A workbook page mixes up an informant’s comment, found imagesand a title to suggest a theme or direction for design
  17. 17. Trying to read the meter, with preparedness advice for the end of oil blaring out.A diagram of a design proposal where a gas meter box conceals aradio with a transition activist broadcast
  18. 18. 3580 kW From East To West, from North to South. One morning, a group of birds arrived at the Meadows.Energy meters are remained as birds which speak about energyusage in distant communities
  19. 19. web scraping public babble displaymultiple domestic inputs multiple domestic outputs home PCs low-range TV/radio transmitters database various media multiple selection/ presentation routinesA diagram of a system that aggregates a range of energyinformation sources to be parsed by an appliance
  20. 20. Design Proposal
  21. 21. Energy-BabbleDesign an Energy-Babble system that displays material,collected from some combination of individual,community and public sources, to open and promoteconstructive affect and involvement in energy reductionissues and orientations. More specifically, the systemshould support understandings of, and practices relatedto, energy demand reduction.A design brief provided the basis for focused activity
  22. 22. INPUTS LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS WEB SCRAPINGHardware and software allows text and audio data to be gatheredfrom an open and extensible network
  23. 23. OUTPUTSA server process aggregates and transforms input sources intoaudio files that are broadcast by each device
  24. 24. Experience prototypes are used to test the system, comprise of computer, speakerand microphone and rely on network
  25. 25. Embodying the system
  26. 26. Reconfiguring textures
  27. 27. research features
  28. 28. •ECDC mixes methods, is practice based, engages energy communities•Probes, workbooks, proposals alongside fieldwork and workshops•Designs emerge through and are entanglements of these materials•Anticipate and will support modifications during deployment
  29. 29. Energy Babble - design interventions for energy reduction communities Tobie Kerridge & Liliana Ovalle with Matthew Plumber-Fernandez, Jennifer Gabrys, Bill Gaver, Mike Michael & Alex Wilkie, Goldsmiths, University of London t.kerridge@gold.ac.uk www.ecdc.ac.ukEnergise Hastings, White Rock Hotel, 26/10/12

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