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Promoting New Patterns in Household Energy Consumption with Pervasive Learning Games

Bång, Magnus and Gustafsson, Anton and Katzeff, Cecilia (2006) Promoting New Patterns in Household Energy Consumption with Pervasive Learning Games. In: Persuasive Technology, First International Conference on Persuasive Technology for Human Well-Being, PERSUASIVE 2006, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, May 18-19, 2006, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3962 (3962). Springer, pp. 167-170. ISBN 3-540-34291-5

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Abstract

Engaging computer games can be used to change energy consumption patterns in the home. PowerAgent is a pervasive game for Java-enabled mobile phones that is designed to influence everyday activities and use of electricity in the domestic setting. PowerAgent is connected to the household’s automatic electricity meter reading equipment via the cell network, and this setup makes it possible to use actual consumption data in the game. In this paper, we present a two-level model for cognitive and behavior learning, and we discuss the properties of PowerAgent in relation to the underlying situated learning, social learning, and persuasive technology components that we have included in the game.

Item Type:Book Section
ID Code:3929
Deposited By:Anton Gustafsson
Deposited On:26 Apr 2010 07:00
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