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This futuristic wall display and home energy conservation system reveals real-time usage and encourages the user to change their behavior by self-monitoring and comparing their own stats with those of their neighbors.
The Triad Energy concept device has easy-to-understand infographics so you can see at a glance how much energy you are using, how close you are to the targets you’ve set and how your usage compares with similar households nearby. It is also linked to a web-based analytics platform that lets you view a detailed history of your usage.
The system was developed by industrial design graduate Erica Pozzey from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), who is currently studying for a Masters of Applied Science (Research) in QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty. Through self-monitoring, Triad Energy encourages socially optimal behavioral change, as the user alters their actions to achieve desired goals by tracking their progress, reaching targets and comparing themselves to others. Erica Pozzey said:
The capacity to compare and share your usage with surrounding homes or suburbs draws upon the idea of ‘surveillance.’ When people can observe others they form judgments on how they are faring in comparison which may prompt them to compete with or at least match their neighbours. It also has the effect of influencing action because ultimately people behave differently when they know they are being observed.