Melanie Herrmann

Melanie Herrmann
Associate Lecturer (Teaching)
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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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

Melanie Herrmann, Enrico Costanza, Duncan Brumby, T Harries, Gra├žas 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 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