Visual Voltage Workshop
If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.— Lord Kelvin
Reducing the amount of energy in daily life is not only a question of technical innovation but also a design challenge. Through design we can turn an invisible activity of energy consumption into a process that can be experienced, thereby potentially altering awareness and leading to a change in behaviour.
In the context of the internationally featured Visual Voltage exhibition by the Swedish Interactive Institute, IxDS hosted a two day workshop. 35 designers and product managers from top agencies and industry followed the invitation to engage in a discussion and brainstorming activities around energy consumption awareness.
In a professional atmosphere, the group shared insights and co-invented a series of concept that, without imposing the “gloomy feeling of guilt” (Régine Debatty); may change our consuming behaviour without making us feel like energy-saving martyrs.
Please find the documentation including results and impressions at visualvoltageworkshop.de
The Visual Voltage Workshop was an extension to the Visual Voltage Exhibtion.