What's the Story?
One of my assignments during college was to create an app concept that implemented interactive data visualizations. Everything beyond that was up to me. While charging my phone one day, I realized I wanted to visualize how much energy I used daily and learn how much a device costs over time. I wanted to know how my usage performed in the long run, like a month or a year. I also wanted to prioritize the discovery of energy efficiency tips, reduce my energy bill, and not use more than I needed.
I came up with the Energy Hog concept as a solution to a real-world problem by harnessing the potential of the emerging IoT industry. This app accessory for smart outlets allows users to monitor their electricity usage per device and receive bill-saving suggestions beyond the simple act of turning things off. I conceived this idea before IoT was widely adopted and before anything like it was available to consumers.
Considering the Practicality
Research and Flows and Personas, Oh my!
Design Composition Process
Project Results & Retrospective