AWARE is a design oriented research project that aims to increase people's awareness of how energy is being used in everyday life, especially in our home environment. The objectives are to develop strategies and artefacts that make people attentive of their energy use, as well as offer them control and possibilities of making their energy use more efficient. 

The AWARE project took place att Interactive Institute, Energy Design during 2006-2008. The project was carried out in cooperation with Stiftelsen Svensk Industridesign (Swedish Industrial Design Foundation, SVID) and funded by Energimyndigheten (the Swedish Energy Agency, STEM).

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Interactive Institute research team:

Loove Broms (Interaction Designer)
Karin Ehrnberger (Industrial Designer)
Sara Ilstedt Hjelm (Research Leader)
Erika Lundell (Ethnographer)
Jin Moen (Project Leader)


Mikael Aggefors (KTH)
Jonas Andersson (Högskolan Dalarna)
Therese Balksjo (Mälardalens Högskola)
Jenny Bergström (Konstfack)
Christoffer Johansson (KTH)
Emelie Jutvik (LTH)
Pau Francia Payàs (University of Barcelona)
Leila Virkkula (Designhögskolan i Umeå)


Irina Lindqvist