My 4th year thesis project at Emily Carr University in collaboration with Kieran Wallace. We used a multidisciplinary design approach to tackle excessive waste produced by disposable packaging. The Video below explains how the concept works:
Geofencing was the main technology that the app was based off of. the user being able to tag their favourite restaurants mean they will get a notification upon entering.
We want to challenge the notion of literal smart smart technology and develop the link through a visual and tactile relationship. This avoids accessories becoming lost or damaged. The approach was to make the physical features and movements of the container be directly mirrored in the interactions of the app. This way the app and container became linked via their use and experience, not through an embedded chip. If someone interacts with the app on their phone, they should be able to pick up the container and intuitively use it as well.
The two other main pages in the app include a map, and a profile page where you would be able to see all of you statistics pertaining to sustainer. In this example we can see how many times the user has used sustainer, eaten in, and forgot their sustainer. The map is where the user would add their favourite locations using geofencing. The map would also display locations that would accept and offer a discount when sustainer is used.