I care about environmentalism (sustainable business management, circular economy, biodiversity) and social justice (climate justice, oppression, intersectionality).
My work looks at how technology affects users, shapes learning, decisions, and behaviour. Specifically, I focus on users' comprehension of data and information visualisations.
Most recently, I was a Researcher in Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Cambridge, working with data science & design agency Vizzuality as industrial partner. My work concerned the visual communication of environmental data and its impact on learning and decision making.
I completed my PhD at UCLIC in 2018. My background is in Psychology, BSc & MSc.
|Melanie Herrmann, Enrico Costanza, Duncan Brumby, T Harries, Graças Brightwell M das, S Ramchurn, N Jennings||Exploring Domestic Energy Consumption Feedback through Interactive Annotation||2022||Energy Efficiency, Journal article|
|Melanie Herrmann, Duncan Brumby, L Cheng, XMP Gilbert, T Oreszczyn||An empirical investigation of domestic energy data visualizations||2021||International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Journal article|
|Melanie Herrmann, Duncan Brumby, T Oreszczyn, XMP Gilbert||Does data visualization affect users’ understanding of electricity consumption?||2017||Building Research and Information, Journal article|
|Melanie Herrmann, Duncan Brumby, T Oreszczyn||Watts your usage? A field study of householders’ literacy for residential electricity data||2017||Energy Efficiency, Journal article|
|Melanie Herrmann, Duncan Brumby, T Oreszczyn||How much electricity do you use at home? An investigation into householders’ literacy for comprehending domestic electricity data||2016||Behave 2016: 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, Conference paper (text)|
|Melanie Herrmann||Smart energy feedback in the home: the effect of disaggregation and visualisation on householders' comprehension of electricity data||1900||Thesis / Dissertation|