Time: Monday 22 September 2014 at 13:00 - 15:00
Student groups: CMETE_4, TMETM_1, TMETM_META_1, TMETM_METB_1, TMETM_METC_1, TMETM_METD_1, TMMTM_1, TMMTM_2
People, design and practices in the smart grid
Guest lecturer: Cecilia Katzeff
Content: The future electrical grid is referred to as the “smart” grid because of its integration of ICT. One of its major roles in sustainable development is to facilitate for the inclusion of renewable energy sources in the electrical net. The smart grid field is very wide and includes new technology in the transmission grid as well as new products and services based on ICT. Smart metering and feedback to consumers about electricity consumption are examples of this type of services. Micro-production of electricity is also associated with the smart grid as well as the internet of things. The lecture will focus on people and practices in the smart grid and the role of design in the formation of sustainable social practices.
About: Katzeff’s work experience covers research as well as practical work within the design of IT from the perspective of users. For a decade Katzeff’s research has focused on the role of design of digital artefacts and services related to the transformation to a sustainable society and use of energy in various contexts, e.g. households, the workplace and public spaces. Katzeff currently manages projects involving field studies of sustainable practices and the smart grid.
Broms, L., Katzeff, C., Bång, M., Nyblom, Å., Ilstedt-Hjelm, S. and Ernberger, K.: “Coffee maker patterns and the design of energy feedback artefacts”. Full paper presented at DIS ’10 The 8th Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Århus, Denmark August 2010, ACM. Published in Proceedings of DIS 2010, ACM ISBN 978-1-4503-0103-9, 93-102.
Strengers, Y.: ”Smart Energy in Everyday Life: Are you designing for resource man?”. ACM Interactions, July-August 2014