A team of designers have developed a method for quickly giving workers a sense of their power usage.

A pair of interaction designers from the Interactive Institute have prototyped a set of lamps that display glance-able information on energy consumption, intended for use in industrial facilities. Three color-coded lights work in tandem to quickly visualize a facilities usage of electricity throughout the day; the white beam displays current usage, while the blue and orange provide context by displaying the minimum and maximum previous usage levels. Named Watt-Lites, the lamps give workers in larger industrial settings a sense of ambient awareness regarding their daily consumption, intended to subtly influence behaviors to help workers be more conscious of their activities.

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT
This content is available for Premium Subscribers only.
Already a subscriber? Log in