Maxime Daniel ; Guillaume Rivière ; Nadine Couture - A shape-changing cylindrical chart that displays energy availability forecasts

jips:7102 - Journal d'Interaction Personne-Système, January 19, 2021, Volume 9, Number 1, Special Issue : PISTIL 2 -
A shape-changing cylindrical chart that displays energy availability forecastsArticle

Authors: Maxime Daniel 1,2; Guillaume Rivière ORCID1,2,3; Nadine Couture ORCID1,2,3

Optimizing microgrids' renewable-energy-consumption rates can be done by energy demand-side management. Shifting consumption at better moments is possible thanks to storage capacities. To explore this context, we consider a new practice aiming at shifting laptops' consumption on workplaces thanks to their batteries. This practice requires providing usage instructions and forecasts on renewable energy availability. In order to do this, we evaluated the usability of a shape-changing cylindrical histogram, during a two-day public event, by asking 90 visitors. We also tested three kinds of motion speed in peripheral vision in order to notify neither disturbing nor irritating, by requiring 30 participants in lab conditions. Our results show success rates over 90% for range and compare tasks, which are necessary to retrieve renewable energy production peaks. Our results show that an exponential speed is the best to design perceptible movements, whereas being as calm as a constant speed.

Volume: Volume 9, Number 1, Special Issue : PISTIL 2
Section: Special Issue "PISTIL"
Published on: January 19, 2021
Accepted on: January 19, 2021
Submitted on: January 19, 2021
Keywords: Tangible User Interface,sustainability,Energy Shifting,Shape-Changing Interface,Data Physicalization,Renewable Energy,Demand-Side Management,notification,Interface utilisateur tangible,interface à changement de forme,physicalisation de données,énergies renouvelables,gestion de la demande,décalage de la demande,notification,[INFO.INFO-HC]Computer Science [cs]/Human-Computer Interaction [cs.HC]

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