Erratic Appliances and Energy Awareness
Anders Ernevi, Samuel Palm and Johan Redström
We are exploring how to increase energy awareness
through critical interaction design by creating objects
that in various ways expose issues related to energy
consumption. To raise energy from not only being a
technical solution in everyday life, we try to find new
ways of relating to energy in design and to uncover
the properties of energy as design material. To learn
more about how energy can be made more present in
product design, we have been redesigning
a series of everyday objects around the theme of 'Erratic
Appliances'. As household energy consumption
increases, the appliances start to behave strangely.
These appliances are also meant to embody relations
between one's actions and often rather negative global
effects of energy consumption.
In Proceedings of
Nordic Design Research Conference ~ In the Making ~, May 2931, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark.
This project is part of Static!