A solution to improve energy usage overtime, by encouraging countable individual effort through the interconnected system

*2-week design challenge for GE as part of the RDSC class @ IU/HCId


Project Type

UX Design

Team & Duration

Team of 3

2-week design challenge

Role

UX Designer


Approach

What are the topics on the current global energy saving? Factors and trend? 

Is there any energy saving topics or events exist at Indiana University currently?

How does students, faculties and staffs engage into the energy topic?

Any data we can use to find the pattern of energy usage, efficiency or more?


Research

[Contextual inquiry, Secondary research ]

In order to find out answers from the above questions; understand the touch points to identify user needs, design opportunities, and learn from existing data. We talked with students, staffs at IU, visited relevant facilities and did many secondary research to gain insights about user and the context.

 (IU office of sustainability, duke-power-partners-award,


" It doesn't take a village, it just talk one person. Each individual does something will make a HUGE impact"

An university campus spends over a million dollars on electricity each month. Although we constantly seeking for better energy saving solution; and the renewable resources like solar and wind power efficiency has improved dramatically over the past few years. Along the way, individual's effort is still a of pushing 

Key findings



How can we leverage day-to-day data to encourage individual behavior change?

Design Scope


Improve energy usage overtime, by encouraging countable individual effort through the interconnected system

Design Focus


UX flow

(mobile & watch)


Prototype


Solution

Rationale


Key features


Benefits


Future considerations


Pitch deck on design solution and rationale