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Sunday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Why My Phone Should Turn Off the Stove

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With the momentum of green design, new technologies and applications are continuously being developed to assist in sustainable living. A large percentage of your energy consumption is in the home, majorly impacting your individual carbon footprint. By monitoring home energy consumption in real time with a web or mobile application users can pinpoint vampire devices, times of high or low consumption, and wasteful patterns of energy use. This presentation will explore the available web, mobile, and touch screen applications for monitoring energy consumption and automating the home that are currently on the market. After identifying components of successful applications the presentation will cover why designing a strong user experience will make total home management applications a convenient tool, motivating the user to make adjustments, and change their consumption behaviors. An intuitive application will help users to quickly understand their usage habits by clearly identifying total consumption as well as individual device consumption. Specific examples will prove why great design equates to more security, big environmental impact, and even bigger savings.

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Brittany Travitz

UX Design ConsultantClarity ConsultingBrittany Lamb Travitz is an award winning User Experience Design Consultant for Clarity Consulting in Chicago, Illinois. She has more than 8 years of experience in design research, information architecture, and user interface design. Working with... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A

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