Yolande’s research is clustered around a series of applied research projects focused on smart technologies, energy demand and sustainability. Her DECRA fellowship, ‘Automating the smart home’, is exploring visions for smart technologies and future ways of life from the perspectives of smart home designers, installers, and households.
Her research is applied and interdisciplinary in focus, spanning the fields of sociology, science and technology studies and human computer interaction design.
Yolande has published a monograph on ‘Smart energy technologies in everyday life‘ (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and an edited collection (with Dr Cecily Maller) on ‘Social practices, intervention and sustainability’ (Routledge 2014).
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Social practice theory; climate change; sustainability; smart meters; smart homes; smart grids; technology-human relations; social change.