At HCII (photo above), I presented a paper entitled, “Diffusion of Feedback: Perceptions and Adoption of Devices in the Residential Market,” which I expect will be the last publication to come out of the uci@home project I worked on early in my graduate career. It is co-authored with three of my closest grad school pals (Angela Sanguinetti, Nora Davis, and Kristen Bendanna), two amazing research assistants that are now doing great at NYU and UCLA (Kristen Holdsworth and Jessie Baker), and our fearless faculty leaders David Kirkby and Daniel Stokols. The paper analyses survey data from 836 individuals through Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation framework to assess the current and potential market of energy feedback.
At APA, I presented on our FloodRISE project in a session on Community Resilience in the Face of Global Climate Change alongside Susan Clayton and Christie Manning. I also fulfilled my duties as Treasurer of APA's Division 34 (Environmental Psychology) and chaired two great sessions:
- Technology and Environmental Behavior (with talks from Ezra Markowitz and Angela Sanguinetti)
- Environmental Activism in the Digital Age (with talks from Cindy Frantz and David Miller, President of WWF Canada)
At IEPEC, I presented a paper entitled, “Exploring Deep Savings: A Toolkit for Assessing Behavior-Based Energy Interventions,” co-authored with my good friends Becky Ford (University of Otago) and Cindy Frantz (Oberlin College). The paper argues for a more systematic and comprehensive approach to the evaluation of behavior-based energy interventions and describes a preliminary toolkit that is currently being developed and validated in conjunction with the International Energy Agency Demand Side Management Programme (IEA-DSM) Task 24 on Behavior Change as well as two large investor-owned utilities in the state of California.
It was a great month and now I'm heading out to reboot for a week in the desert. Excited to see what the coming academic year brings...