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Synopsis

Demand management makes it possible to adapt the consumption curve in relation to electricity production capacities. Dozens of interactive systems have been designed to persuade individuals to control the electricity consumption of their homes, mostly in the form of mobile devices or ambient physical installations encouraging energy sobriety [1]. In response, we proposed to explore the workplace context by designing tangible interfaces for public and collective places [2]. Rather than energy sobriety (i.e. consume less), we suggest energy cleanliness (i.e. consume better), by optimising the rate of renewable energy by shifting consumption through storage means [4]. Initially designed persuasive interfaces are being questioned, in particular because they seek to optimise existing behaviours rather than promote new social practices [9].

For example, we proposed to explore a new practice of disconnecting laptop batteries in the workplace and reconnecting them at appropriate times [8, chap. 8]. To implement this new practice, we have designed a tangible interface to visualise, in public spaces, the predicted availability of renewable energy. This tangible interface is CairnFORM, a physical histogram with shape change [7], interpretable at 360 degrees, constructed by stacking a new mechanism of illuminated extensible rings [6]. The opening of the rings according to exponential velocity profiles allows for increased perception at the periphery of the field of vision and at the periphery of attention [9 ; 11]. An 8-week experiment showed the superiority of the hedonic and pragmatic qualities of this physical display compared to a graphic display, to implement the new energy practice [8, chap. 8; 12].

Reference publication:

[9] Daniel, M., Rivière, G., Couture, N., "CairnFORM: a Shape-Changing Ring Chart Notifying Renewable Energy Availability in Peripheral Locations", In TEI 2019, 13th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Tempe, Arizona, United States, pp. 275-286, 2019.

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Région Nouvelle Aquitaine Communauté d'Agglomération Pays Basque

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2021
[12]Daniel, M., Rivière, G., "Exploring Axisymmetric Shape-Change's Purposes and Allure for Ambient Display: 16 Potential Use Cases and a Two-Month Preliminary Study on Daily Notifications", In The Fifteenth ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Salzburg, Austria, 2021.
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2020
[11]Daniel, M., Rivière, G., Couture, N., "Un histogramme cylindrique à changement de forme pour afficher des prévisions de disponibilité de l'énergie", In Journal d'Interaction Personne-Système, Numéro Spécial "Persuasive Interaction for Sustainability" (Christian Bastien, Gaëlle Calvary, eds.), Association Francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine (AFIHM), vol. 9, no. 1 (Article 6, 53 pages, à paraître), 2020.
[10]Rivière, G., "L'Interaction Homme-Machine contre le changement climatique : retour sur une controverse", In Journal d'Interaction Personne-Système, Numéro Spécial "Persuasive Interaction for Sustainability" (Christian Bastien, Gaëlle Calvary, eds.), Association Francophone d'Interaction Homme-Machine (AFIHM), vol. 9, no. 1 (Article 1, 10 pages, à paraître), 2020.
2019
[9]Daniel, M., Rivière, G., Couture, N., "CairnFORM: a Shape-Changing Ring Chart Notifying Renewable Energy Availability in Peripheral Locations", In TEI 2019, 13th ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Tempe, Arizona, United States, pp. 275-286, 2019.
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2018
[8]Daniel, M., "Afficheurs cylindriques à changement de forme : application à la physicalisation des données et l'interaction périphérique pour la maîtrise de l'énergie", PhD thesis, Université de Bordeaux, 2018.
[7]Daniel, M., Rivière, G., Couture, N., "CairnFORM", In IHM 2018 Démonstrations, 30e conférence francophone sur l'interaction homme-machine, Brest, France, pp. 2p, 2018.
[6]Daniel, M., Rivière, G., Couture, N., "Designing an Expandable Illuminated Ring to Build an Actuated Ring Chart", In TEI 2018 Work in Progress, 12th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions, ACM Press, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 140-147, 2018.
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2017
[5]Daniel, M., Rivière, G., Couture, N., "Études préliminaires à la conception de CAIRNS : une Interface Tangible Ambiante pour Décaler la Demande en énergie au Travail", In IHM 2017 Travaux en cours, 29ème conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine (AFIHM, ed.), Poitiers, France, pp. 12 p., 2017.
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[4]Daniel, M., "Designing and Evaluating Ambient Tangible Interfaces for Shifting Energy Supply in the Workplace", In ETIS 2017, 3rd European Tangible Interaction Studio, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg, 2017.
2016
[3]Daniel, M., Rivière, G., Couture, N., "Systèmes Interactifs Persuasifs sur les Espaces Publics et Collectifs : quel rôle pour les Interfaces Tangibles ?", In IHM 2016 Travaux en cours, 28ième conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine, Fribourg, Switzerland, pp. 221-229, 2016.
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[2]Daniel, M., Rivière, G., Couture, N., Kreckelbergh, S., "Une Analyse des Systèmes Interactifs et Persuasifs pour la Maîtrise de l'énergie", In IHM 2016, 28ième conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine, Fribourg, Switzerland, pp. 197-210, 2016.
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[1]Daniel, M., "Interfaces Tangibles comme Aide à la Maîtrise de l'énergie", In IHM 2016 Rencontres Doctorales, 28ième conférence francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2016.