Katt Zhang

design engineering

2020 SUSTAINABILITY x INTERACTION DESIGN

HEQ
HEQ SHARED ENERGY What if we can motivate each other
to reduce our household energy consumption ?
2020 SUSTAINABILITY x INTERACTION DESIGN

SOLO
DURATION
4 weeks

HOUSEHOLD ENERGY QUOTA is a digital platform that staggers users' energy usage amongst other households in their neighbourhood by seemlessly coordinating and customizing when daily household tasks are performed based on their existing habits. Working in conjuction with the smartmetre and preferences input by the user, HEQ learns when and how each person currently showers, washes their laundry etc and what tasks contribute most and least to their energy footprint. Based on existing habits, HEQ makes predictions and suggestions that are tailored to each user's schedule in relation to other members of their household and in their neighbourhood creating a symbiotic ecosystem of shared energy.

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CONTEXT + IMPACT

NEW SOCIAL NORMS

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FOCUS : VANCOUVER

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STARTING POINT

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MAJOR STAKEHOLDERS

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KEY INSIGHTS

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PERSONAS

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USER TESTING + EXPS

The 3 major stakeholders: user, environment and the energy provider industry were all consulted from initial interviews, ethnographic studies and user testing during the prototyping phase. The insights generated directly impacted how the current MVP solution was designed.

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STAKEHOLDERS - USERS : HOMEOWNERS + RESIDENTS

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STAKEHOLDERS - INFRASTRUCTURE : ARCHITECTS

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STAKEHOLDERS - ENERGY INDUSTRY : RENEWABLE ENERGY EXPERTS

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EXP I

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EXP I : INSIGHTS

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EXP II

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EXP II : INSIGHTS

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ONBOARDING : INITIAL QUESTIONS + PREFERENCES

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