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Boats, beer, bikes, and HCI

Last week I was over in The Hague at the very polished and entertaining CHISparks14 conference presenting a full paper on our student energy research. Our paper, Experience Centered Design of Energy Interventions for Shared Student Accommodation,  was a qualitative piece of research that aimed to understand the perceptions ...

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Cross-cultural study on requirements for a technology-led energy intervention

  Hello, I am a Master’s student in Applied Cognitive and Media Science from the University of Duisburg-Essen and had the great opportunity to collaborate with LiSC for my Master’s research project. In my project I am investigating cross-cultural differences in requirements ...

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Undergrad LSoCS students & world-class interaction design

Research and design work carried out by 2nd year Lincoln School of Computer Science students has recently been recognised as excellent, through the acceptance of a paper describing that work to ACM CHI 2013, the worlds leading conference in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. We have recently redesigned the Human-Computer ...

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The Dutch on English soil

This was my first internship abroad and for LiSC the second time to have a Human Technology intern from The Hague University for half a year. During my internship I assisted in 2 projects and did one by myself under the supervision of Shaun Lawson. As a result my name ...

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Persuasion Invasion – Using Facebook for Behavioural Change

An article we wrote for a special edition of UX magazine under the theme of 'Designing for Social Change' was published late last year - we only just discovered it! Click the image below to download a copy of the article. Look out for another article we are ...

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KillaWhats update

With our Killawhats project having it's own site  for project reporting purposes over @ killawhats.co.uk, we thought it would be best to do an aggregated update post here every month on how the project is progressing. We know what its like to try keep up with loads of different ...

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Notes on Birmingham Household Energy Seminar

I recently attended a one day international seminar on ‘Household Energy Consumption, Technology and Efficiency’ where I was invited to do a talk around my HCI focused research in designing technology-supported household energy interventions. The event was held at the University of Birmingham’s European Research Institute. Invited speakers are listed ...

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Chipping away at the energy data silo – part 1

As the title suggests, this is the first of two somewhat technical posts describing my experiences of pulling energy data from smart meters across the University of Lincoln (UoL) campus for LiSC's Electro-Magnates (EM) project. I felt it might be useful or interesting for others to read as a blog ...

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My first and last blog post

Hi! I am Sanne Verbaan, a third year Human Technology student from the Netherlands. I have been an intern at LiSC for the last 5 months and today is my last day. So hi and bye! Most of you who read this will not know what Human Technology is. Human Technology ...

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Organisational Change for Sustainability Workshop

As a researcher on our sustainablity project - Electro Magnates - I have always been pro-active in looking for potential collaboration opportunities with other universities doing similar work to our own in the sustainability field, particularly when parallels of behaviour change and technology are present. At a recent ...

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The Bin Diaries are going live…

We are looking to recruit a small number of participants to be involved in trialling a ‘Bin diary’, or to take part in a short focus group. Participants need to be between 18 and 25, and have access to the internet. Preference given ...

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Smart Energy and the Internet of Things

It's been a while since I last posted so have likely gone overboard with content, but here goes anyway! I recently attended the ‘Smart Energy: generation, supply and consumption’ workshop held by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) which was focused on the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) ...

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Sustainable air travel, behaviour change and social media

We are organizing a one day workshop here in Lincoln on 18th May 2011 on behalf of the EPSRC Airport Energy Technologies Network (PI, Prof Paul Stewart in the new Engineering School here at Lincoln) - everyone with an ...

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Electro-Magnates – Public Energy API and Project Progress

It has been quite a while since we posted an update on our Electro-Magnates project so here goes! The project is progressing along nicely and has reached another ‘technical’ milestone. Using Windows Communication Foundation, we have built a Restful API that exposes the University of Lincoln’s near-real-time ...

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HEFCE LGM Conference – Electro-Magnates

Shaun and I recently attended the HEFCE LGM 2011 Conference in London at the stately Royal Society of Medicine buildings. At the event we presented our LGM funded Electro-Magnates project, participated in a Q & A panel, carried out a poster session and ...

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