Daniel Soltis, Natasha Carolan, Richard Wood, Tinker Homesense Research Kit 2010

  • Not on view

Homesense is a pilot program that helps people develop their own smart systems for tracking and understanding their home energy usage. Developed with input and information from real households, it includes ideas for useful tools, such as a garbage bin that appears progressively angrier the more it is used and a device that waters plants for someone too busy to do it herself. The program was devised with the support of the energy company EDF and HighWire, a computing and design program at Lancaster University, England.

Gallery label from This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good, February 14, 2015–January 31, 2016.
Card, paper, electronics, and cables
11 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 2 3/4" (29.8 x 41.9 x 7 cm)
Gift of Designswarm/RIG
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Architecture and Design

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