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      Coping with Changing Temperatures: Interactions of People Facing Cancer and Menopause with Home Energy Management Systems

      Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI)
      digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
      3 - 6 July 2017
      Guides, instructions, design kit, Energy, HCI, Context, Design, Consumption, decision support


            Home energy management systems (HEMS) have changed over the years, particularly with the development of smart home technologies which aim to simplify people’s lives. As life can be hectic, people look to technology to assist in streamlining daily activities, including setting home temperature. The dynamic nature of household composition, including changing residents, guests, as well as changing health status, necessitates the continued evolution of home heating and cooling systems. This research seeks to delineate design considerations for building a home energy management that can interact with situational variants and assist in temperature decision making, relieving users of added stressors during times of familial changes. This research discusses home energy perceptions of people facing either a diagnosis of cancer or experiencing menopausal symptoms in order to discover opportunities for a novel and perceptive home energy management system that considers household structure and familial dynamics.


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            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 1-11
            [0001]University of Maryland Baltimore County

            Department of Information Systems

            1000 Hilltop Circle, ITE 430

            Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
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            Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)
            Sunderland, UK
            3 - 6 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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