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Making Energy Savings Easier: Usability Metrics for Thermostats

Daniel Perry, Cecilia Aragon, Alan Meier, Therese Peffer, and Marco Pritoni

Journal of Usability Studies, Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2011, pp. 226 - 244

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About the Authors

Daniel Perry

Daniel Perry

Daniel Perry is a PhD student in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington and a researcher in the Scientific Collaboration & Creativity Lab (SCCL). He holds a BA from Brown University and a MIMS from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include scientific visualization, usability and energy saving behavior, and collaborative games.

 

Cecilia Aragon

Cecilia Aragon

Cecilia R. Aragon has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and is an Associate Professor of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington (UW). She directs the Scientific Collaboration and Creativity Lab (SCCL) at UW. Her research interests include visual analytics for eScience, collaborative creativity, and usability in daily life.

 

Alan Meier

Alan Meier

Alan Meier is a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a Faculty Researcher at UC Davis. He earned his PhD in Energy & Resources from UC Berkeley after completing degrees in chemistry and economics. Meier's research includes technical measures to reduce standby power use in appliances, improving usability in controls, and policies to save electricity.

 

Therese Peffer

Therese Peffer

Therese Peffer is a Research Coordinator for the California Institute for Energy and Environment’s Enabling Technologies program. She works on Demand Response, Smart Grid and "Building-to-Grid" research projects. She holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Marco Pritoni

Marco Pritoni

Marco Pritoni is a PhD student in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at UC Davis. He holds a Masters' Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. He is currently a graduate student researcher for the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center and an Emerging Ventures Analyst for the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center.