Energy project design briefs
The RED team, not for the first time, have discovered that the topic we've chosen is much richer than we're able to mine in the time that we have available. However, this time, for our Energy Project, we have decided to capture some of the most promising threads of our exploration - the ones that we haven't got round to following up - as outline briefs, which we are posting here on the blog.
The briefs published include; Sensor Based Home Energy "Dashboard" System; Ambient "Heartbeat" Energy Display; Green Modular Roof; Decorative Insulating Wall Coverings and Draught Exclusion.
These are downloadable pdf files (about 70k each) - and are free for anyone to respond to or use, as you wish. If you do find a use for any of them - please drop us a line telling what you did...
Touching the State: User Research and Briefs
Last night we unveiled our research to date at the Touching the State:Work in Progress event. Presentations included an overview of citizenship from Ben Rogers of ippr and excerpts of research from Acacia Avenue into citizens' experiences of jury service, voting and the new citizenship ceremony. An audience of designers planning to enter the challenge and those involved in delivering current state-citizen encounters responded to a number of design briefs to have come out of the research so far with lively debate and some great ideas.
A write-up of the proceedings will be available here shortly for those of you who missed it.
In the meantime, on the Touching the State Design Challenge page, we've uploaded:
Take a look - there's lots of rich material there to inform your contributions.
We will be uploading useful links for background projects and information as we find them, and transcripts of the interviews with the citizens are available on request.
If you haven't registered for the challenge yet, there's still plenty of time - deadline for contributions is July 19 and you can download the form here.