Designing Everyday Energy Resilience
The products we use in everyday life are increasingly electrical and connected. We are thus also becoming more dependent on a very reliable electricity and internet supply. At the same time, due to the conversion of the energy system to more renewable sources and the impact of climate change, the likelihood of temporary power shortages and disruptions to energy and IT systems also increases.
The project will explore how everyday life could be more resilient to such disturbances but still be perceived as a good life - something we call energy resilience in everyday life. As part of this, we want to explore whether the design of everyday products themselves could reduce household vulnerability and contribute to more flexible demand for energy.
Examples of energy resilient products will be developed, tested, and form the basis of an exhibition that raises thoughts about energy resilience. The project will also develop guidelines for energy resilience in products so that the technology industry can apply these in future products.
Helena Strömberg (contact)
Senior Lecturer at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors
Post doc at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik
Swedish Energy Agency
Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2021
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