[CG&A paper presentation]
Authors: Lyn Bartram
Abstract: Domestic energy conservation is considered critical to reducing energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. Personal visualization has a role to play in the design of appropriate feedback for encouraging more effective home energy use, but the unique nature of residential energy informatics introduces new design issues. We review current approaches and discuss challenges as yet unaddressed in this emerging space of personal visualization related to better conceptual models, context, enhanced communicative scope and functional aesthetics.