Design of a graphical user interface for home energy monitoring system

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Pakanen, Jouko Joshi, Mukul M. 2012-03-12T07:35:10Z 2012-03-12T07:35:10Z 2010
dc.description.abstract Excellent graphics are the instruments used for representing quantitative information. Graphics help people to understand complex things easily. Hence the user interfaces developed should be clear, illustrative and designed from the user point of view with respect to their applications. The thesis work deals with the design of a graphical user interface (GUI) developed for a home energy monitoring system. Design methodologies like user centric design and empathic design are followed while creating the user interface and also the effect of various colors on human perception is studied. Hence the final design of user interface provides the end-users a visualization of the energy produced and consumed in a monitored environment. The monitoring devices are connected to ThereGate system (data logger) via the M-Bus communication protocol. The ThereGate platform uses an Open Source Linux system as the operating language. The other communication platform used over the ThereGate platform is an oBIX bridge, a web based service interface rich in XML support for transferring the data. The interface has been programmed by using Visual basics 2008 and VB.NET, developed by Microsoft. The work progresses with an initial explanation on the availability of various home energy monitoring systems on the market and their comparison. The other units discuss the architecture of the ThereGate system, give a brief overview of the M-bus system, and discuss the development of graphical user interface (GUI) from a user centric design perspective using Microsoft's Visual Basics and VB.NET and configuration of M-Bus. The last unit contains a discussion of the goals achieved at the end of the design and the future developments that can be made to have more user interactions with the user interface. en
dc.format.extent 57
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.title Design of a graphical user interface for home energy monitoring system en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Elektroniikan, tietoliikenteen ja automaation tiedekunta fi
dc.subject.keyword energy monitoring en
dc.subject.keyword M-bus en
dc.subject.keyword visual basics en
dc.subject.keyword user interface en
dc.subject.keyword ThereGate en
dc.subject.keyword PadPuls M2C en
dc.subject.keyword micromaster en
dc.subject.keyword OBiX en
dc.subject.keyword ZigBee en
dc.subject.keyword Z-wave en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201203151583
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Valaistustekniikka fi
dc.programme.mcode S-118
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Halonen, Liisa
dc.location P1 fi

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