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Eyes on the Goal! Exploring Interactive Artistic Real-Time Energy Interfaces for Target-Specific Actions in the Built Environment

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Eyes on the Goal! Exploring Interactive Artistic Real-Time Energy Interfaces for Target-Specific Actions in the Built Environment

Goubran, Sherif ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2365-0351, Cucuzzella, Carmela ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4677-8518 and Mohamed M., Ouf (2021) Eyes on the Goal! Exploring Interactive Artistic Real-Time Energy Interfaces for Target-Specific Actions in the Built Environment. Sustainability, 13 (4).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13041996

Abstract

Current research is focused on sensing and modeling occupant behavior to predict it and automate building controls. Another line of research recommends influencing the behavior of occupants through feedback mechanisms and engagement. Yet, most of the work has focused on pushing occupants to reduce energy consumption over a long time and does not explore the potential to guide users to take specific actions promptly. The study examines a new interface mechanism that aims to solicit immediate and predefined actions from occupants. Building on seminal research in the field, the study uses art visualization to reinterpret social feedback. We test this approach in an immersive interaction space where participants react to artistic visuals to attain predefined settings for three indoor devices. In the 197 interactions recorded, participants’ overall actions conformed with the predefined goals. The participants were able to reach all or some of the targets in more than 80%, within an average of less than 30 seconds. We also see that complementing the visuals with textual hints improved the interaction in terms of engagement and accuracy. We conclude that ambient, abstract, and artistic real-time goal-driven feedback is effective in influencing immediate actions. We recommend that guiding occupants didactically has a strong potential for advancing building controls.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Design and Computation Arts
Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Concordia University > School of Graduate Studies > Individualized Program
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Goubran, Sherif and Cucuzzella, Carmela and Mohamed M., Ouf
Journal or Publication:Sustainability
Date:2021
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.3390/su13041996
Keywords:human building interactions (HBI); occupant behavior (OB); feedback (eco-feedback); gamification; energy behavior; immediate actions
ID Code:987988
Deposited By: SHERIF NADER AL GOUBRAN
Deposited On:16 Feb 2021 14:47
Last Modified:16 Feb 2021 14:47
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