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Buildings 2016, 6(2), 19; doi:10.3390/buildings6020019

A Systematic Study for Smart Residential Thermostats: User Needs for the Input, Output, and Intelligence Level

Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Academic Editor: Burcin Becerik-Gerber
Received: 15 January 2016 / Revised: 24 March 2016 / Accepted: 26 April 2016 / Published: 29 April 2016
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Abstract

The development of “smart” residential thermostats—both in terms of wider connectivity and higher intelligence—has revealed great opportunity for energy conservation, as well as providing comfort and convenience. This paper focuses on the interaction design of such a novel system, and analyzed user requirements for input, output, and level of intelligence systematically through both in-depth interviews and a survey. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart thermostat; user needs; user interface; automation smart thermostat; user needs; user interface; automation
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Rau, P.-L.P.; Gong, Y.; Huang, H.-J.; Wen, J. A Systematic Study for Smart Residential Thermostats: User Needs for the Input, Output, and Intelligence Level. Buildings 2016, 6, 19.

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