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Eco Planner: A Tabletop System for Scheduling Sustainable Routines

  This paper presents Eco Planner, a tangible system that aims to encourage users to behave more sustainably. It is based on a tabletop system showing a tabular view on which users can manipulate tokens to express and observe information about their daily routines and associated consumption levels and environmental affects. It is designed to support long-term engagement through a prolonged behavior change process and support high-level group activities such as achieving sustainability goals at the level of an entire household. It argues that these qualities are valuable but poorly supported by current eco-feedback systems. This paper covers the design and implementation of Eco Planner and concludes by discussing the evaluations required to validate these claims.

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  • Date:

    23 January 2011

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006 Special Computer Methods

  • Funders:

    New Funder


Esteves, A. & Oakley, I. (2011, January). Eco Planner: A Tabletop System for Scheduling Sustainable Routines. Presented at The 5th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, 2011., Madeira, Funchal, Portugal



Tangible interaction, sustainability, eco-feedback,

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