Johnny and Lyn recently received notification that their poster submission has been accepted to UbiComp 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark! The poster presents the motivation and design rationale behind ALIS, the Aware Living Interface System, that has been deployed in North House and West House. The major components of the system are presented, and a few of the lessons learned are discussed. The abstract will be available in the conference proceedings, and archived in the ACM Digital Library.
Rodgers, J., & Bartram, L. (2010). ALIS: An Interactive Ecosystem for Sustainable Living. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference Adjunct Papers on Ubiquitous Computing – Adjunct (pp. 421–422). New York, NY, USA: ACM.
Engaging occupants in conservation efforts is a key part of reducing our ecological footprint. To this end, we have developed the Aware Living Interface System (ALIS), an integrated in-home system that supports residents in awareness of resource use, facilitates efficient control of house systems, and encourages conservation in daily activities. Initial responses from deployments in two high- profile sustainable homes indicate the potential and challenges involved in supporting sustainable living.