Saturday, June 8, 2013

Spotted: inAir - a longitudinal study of indoor air quality measurements and visualizations

How sustainability/health feedback can result in behavior change. 

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// published on Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems-Latest Proceeding Volume // visit site

inAir: a longitudinal study of indoor air quality measurements and visualizations
Sunyoung Kim, Eric Paulos, Jennifer Mankoff

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is important for health as people spend the majority of time indoors, and it is particularly interesting over outdoor air because it strongly ties to indoor activities. Some activities easily exacerbate IAQ, resulting in serious pollution. However, people may not notice such changes because many pollutants are colorless and odorless, while many activities are inconspicuous and routine. We implemented inAir, a system that measures and visualizes IAQ that households appropriate and integrate into everyday life. The research goals of this work include understanding the IAQ dynamics with respect to habitual behaviors and analyzing behavioral and quantitative changes towards improving IAQ by the use of inAir.