Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Teenagers talking about energy: using narrative methods to inform design

By Nicola Toth, Linda Little, Janet C. Read, Yukang Guo, Daniel Fitton and Matthew Horton

Abstract

This paper explores teenagers’ attitudes towards energy consumption. The research is part of a wider project with the goal of designing, developing and evaluating mobile solutions to change teenagers’ attitudes and behaviour towards energy. Diaries, stories, written scenarios and focus groups provided initial insight into teenagers’ attitudes. The use of multiple methods engaged teenagers in the project and resulted in data that was rich in detail and context. Initial themes that emerged for the data were: type of energy used, impact of energy use, sources of information, location and green teens. Findings will inform the design of mobile solutions for teenagers and help in the development of a behavioural change programme

Topics: C800, G900
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:nrl.northumbria.ac.uk:6207

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (2011). Adolescents' environmental worldview and personality: an explorative study. doi
  2. (2011). An image of electricity: towards an understanding of how people perceive electricity. doi
  3. (1995). Elicitation techniques with young people.
  4. (2008). Evaluation of a pervasive game for domestic energy engagement among teenagers. doi
  5. (2008). Feedback on household electricty consumption: a tool for saving energy? doi
  6. (2010). habits, and energy: examining domestic interactions and energy consumption. doi
  7. (2009). How can children tell us about their wellbeing? Exploring the potential of participatory research approaches within young lives. doi
  8. (2005). Multiple methods in qualitative research with children: more insight or just more? doi
  9. Pester power of "green teens" signals rising demand for ethical investment. http://www.henderson.com/documents/library1/retail/gen ericliterature/sri/articles%20and%20press%20releases/sri %20press%20releases/neiw08consumerresearchcp.pdf.
  10. (2005). Teenage consumption of information and communication technology.
  11. (2006). The effectiveness of feedback on energy consumption: a review for Defra of the literature on metering, billing and direct displays.
  12. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. doi

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.