mostly experiments and side projects
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In-Formed

Much of the knowledge and statistics in the world exists in places like books, newspapers and web sites. You read things like "In Britain, 20 million tons of food is thrown out each year." Statistics like these may be striking when you first read them, but without context or placement in the physical world, they are rarely remembered and rarely change people's behavior. What if this kind of information crawled off the page and seeped into the products that surround us? In-Formed provides three case studies in embedding contextually relevant information into everyday objects.

I.D. Design Distinction. Published in Data Flow 2 and exhibited in Illuminating Data at TCNJ Gallery.

 

Caloric Consumption

The fork and plates visualize the caloric consumption per capita in various countries and regions. The information allows one to compare your culture’s eating habits to the rest of the world’s.

 

 

Water Usage

This faucet visualizes the amount of water consumed each time the faucet is used. As water flows out, a small portion of the water gets redirected through a valve into the faucet's glass chamber, showing the person how much water they are currently using.

 
 

Waste Production

This waste bin visualizes household waste. The weight of the garbage changes the angle of the waste bin, making it less inviting and giving you a visual cue as to how much trash you are throwing away.