Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Key words: eco-visualization, energy visualizations, co-design, participatory design processes, innovation, prototyping, provotyping
In my research I am exploring how ICT (Smart house technology) and innovative technology may contribute to solving the threat of climate changes (energy efficiency and  -saving et cetera) Lately, I have become increasingly interested in research and development processes (co-creating spaces, buildings, and technology) where users and other relevant parties creating that involve active user involvement in all stages of innovation and implementation of new technology. I do believe that in order to solve some of the many challenges of climate changes an ageing population, we need to think out of the box and we need to work together with end users, product developers, city planners, architects and engineers.  As a researcher, I want to be part of developing and enabling these new solutions to make its path from idea and through all the stages of societal implementation. My ongoing projects are linked to the development of sustainable neighborhoods, technologies and housing solutions through the active involvement of end users in innovation and design processes. 




Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

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Del av bok/rapport

  • Ahlers, Dirk; Löfström, Erica; Krogstie, John; Wyckmans, Annemie; Driscoll, Patrick Arthur. (2016) Understanding Smart Cities as Social Machines. WWW '16 Companion Proceedings of the 25th International Conference Companion on World Wide Web.
  • Glogovac, Bogdan; Simonsen, Mads; Solberg, Silje Strøm; Löfström, Erica; Ahlers, Dirk. (2016) Ducky: An Online Engagement Platform for Climate Communication. Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI '16.
  • Löfström, Erica. (2014) Supporting low-emission lifestyles: involving future residents at Broset. Utopia Revisited. Towards a Carbon-Neutral Neighborhood at Brøset.
  • Löfström, Erica. (2012) Ambitious Upgrading of Post-war Multi-residential Buildings: Participation as a Driver for Energy Efficiency and Universal Design. PassivhusNorden 2012.
  • Löfström, Erica; Pettersen, Ida Nilstad. (2011) Public and private feedback: Food-related eco-visualisations promoting visible symbolic qualities of consumption. Energy efficiency first: The foundation of a low-carbon society. ECEEE 2011 Summer Study Proceedings.
  • Thomsen, Judith; Löfström, Erica. (2011) How to arrange for car-free living? Perspectives of future residents of a carbonneutral housing area on non-motorized transport and car use. Energy efficiency first: The foundation of a low-carbon society. ECEEE 2011 Summer Study Proceedings.
  • Löfström, Erica; Thomassen, Øyvind. (2010) Visualizing the Wings of History: Brøset - a Laboratory for Societal Change - the New and Old Challenge of (Re-)Designing the (Built) Environment. Forskning Trøndelag 2010.