Evaluating semi-automatic annotation of domestic energy consumption as a memory aid

DP Richardson, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn
in UbiComp'12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)

Abstract

Frequent feedback about energy consumption can help conservation, one of the current global challenges. Such feedback is most helpful if users can relate it to their own day-to-day activities. In earlier work we showed that manual annotation of domestic energy consumption logs aids users to make such connection and discover patterns they were not aware of. In this poster we report how we augmented manual annotation with machine learning classification techniques. We propose the design of a lab study to evaluate the system, extending methods used to evaluate context aware memory aids, and we present the results of a pilot with 5 participants. Copyright 2012 ACM.