Simone Stumpf

Co Director of HCID - City, University of London

Do you trust your smart heating system?

Smart heating systems that try to optimise user comfort based on complex models of user preferences and other factors are becoming more popular in recent years. In this talk I will describe our research in the FREEDOM project, led by PassivSystems Ltd and funded by Western Power Distribution and Wales & West Utilities. I will give an overview of the current state of the art in HCI relating to smart heating systems and present the results of a study to investigate user controls and user interface explanations.

About the speaker:

Simone Stumpf received a PhD in Computer Science in 2001 and a BSc in Computer Science with Cognitive Science in 1996, both from University College London. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at City University London, and co-directs the Centre for HCI Design. Previously, she conducted research at Oregon State University, USA, and University College London, UK. Her research centres on end-user interactions with intelligent systems, end-user development and personal information management. Dr Stumpf also has industrial experience as a User Experience Architect.

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