Seeing Personal Energy Consumption
Nowadays, the energy useage of human is greatly increased. Nearly everything in their lives is related with energy, one of the most important energy is electricity. “How can we change our behavior when energy is so immaterial?“ is one of the energy issues. It is a question which designers have attempted to answer through forty international projects. People just need some simple changes of their behavior can lead to significant energy saving quickly. But these kinds of change will happen only when people have awareness of the energy consumption. Then they will try to control the power usage.
You need to raise your energy awareness by useing the way like managing or designing alternative way to make energy useage more efficiently.
Some designers, for example Gilles Belley which materializes the escape of energy due to the electrical appliance left in from the day before. Others such as the lamps, blinds or paper-painted designs by STATIC! According to the level of consumption of the house and change form or color accordingly. Lastly, the radios of Eton produce their own energy. All of them are not only try to make energy useage more efficiently by technical way but also provide an aesthetic point of view.
One of the result of these awareness is the power aware cord by Static! Doing just like that, representing personal energy consumption through glowing pulses, color, and intensity of light. The power aware cord represents a different approach to green design- one not necessarily rooted in materiality, but focused on user experience and the visual representation of relevant issues. We love the anthropomorphic approach that engages the user on an interactive level, creating an aesthetic and educational connection between object and person.