Analysing end-user energy rescheduling intentions using signal detection theory

Guy H Walker, Pradeep Dissanayaka, Terry Lansdown

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Abstract

Two interfaces, co-created by designers and people living in eco-villages, were tested for their effects on end-user energy-use rescheduling intentions. When analysed with Signal Detection Theory both interfaces were implicated in biased user responses, but in opposite directions. Despite some favourable behavioural effects the majority of the 75 respondents chose not to reschedule their energy-use behaviours no matter what interface was displayed. The paper provides a demonstration of the role of behavioural factors in the apparently simple task of providing more information to energy-users on the assumption behaviour will change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Manufacturing
Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) and the Affiliated Conferences, AHFE 2015
PublisherElsevier
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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