A graphic design application acting as an alternative to the thermostat that aims to reduce heating energy waste through targetting resident behaviour.
How can graphic design be applied in order to improve the use of physical space?
1. Observe problem or opportunity in a specific space
2. Collect appropriate data (contextual, historical, numerical)
3. Analyze data
Excessive energy consumption for heating in aged households due to manual heating control.
Old houses (built before 1976) represent 73% of total UK housing stock. Only 22% of houses are considered modern. The average family spends £22 for gas and £13 for electricity per week. Heating accounts for 67.5% of total household energy use.
Mostly families/students unable to afford modern housing and aged tenants reluctant to leave due to extended periods of inhabitance, more than 20 years.
Graphic design applications that target resident behaviour in order to solve the problem.
Heat-sensitive prints that become apparent at a certain temperature and alert the user.