Melanie Herrmann

Melanie Herrmann
Associate Lecturer (Teaching)
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Room: 2.0n
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

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.

Brief biography

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.

Research Publications

Authors
Title
Year
Publication
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