Print Email Facebook Twitter The development of smart grid systems: Connecting the resident and the development team Title The development of smart grid systems: Connecting the resident and the development team Author Wagter, L.N. Contributor Brezet, J.C. (mentor) Van der Meer, J.D. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Programme Master of Science Strategic Product Design Date 2015-10-12 Abstract This thesis examines the process of smart grid development in order to optimise the resident involvement in this process. It is a case study of the project Nieuwveense Landen in Meppel with inspirational influences from other smart grid projects. Smart grid housing is the concept of locally obtaining and using energy. Energy exchange within the neighbourhood and using energy on the moment it is actually produced are large components in these systems. In the case of Meppel the new founded company MeppelEnergie developed a heat-cold system that provides 90 households with heating and warm water. To make the touch points and technologies in these households suitable for the consumer a more user-centred development process is desired. This thesis will investigate how to optimise this process. The design goal aims to serve three purposes with one means. This means is involving residents on a balanced manner, letting the expert remain the expert, this should help all the parties in the process. The parties in the process are  the development team,  the smart grid & sustainable technologies and  the residents. This is the formulated goal: “Stimulate a balanced involvement of residents in the development of smart grid systems in order to  help the decision making process,  make the final system based on user wishes (and thus user-centred), and  make the resident feel satisfied; stimulating their long-term sustainability view.” Subject smart griduser-centred designprocess design To reference this document use: uuid:f14bae9f-74dd-49fe-8214-d7c82faa4888 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2015 Wagter, L.N.