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Wallcon

The Wallcon concept is a system that can be integrated into a household. This offers the advantage of controlling and evaluating the energy flow inside the house.

Interface Design

  • January 2016
  • HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • Lea Buchfink
  • Patrick Muchowski
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How might we
interact with
energy meters?

Benchmarking

In order to understand which functions are already provided by existing applications, we evaluated different apps of the category Smart Home.

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Concept

The system consists of several components that communicate with each other. The user will interact with a light switch and application.

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Exploration

Through the formation of personas different needs could be identified, that will be solved with the help of the concept.

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Prototyping

The hardware component is a light switch with advanced functions. This switch visualizes the consumption of the specific room and is used to control the room temperature, the light and the shutters.

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Visualisation

The user has the option of understanding the power consumption of an individual device, that is placed on a graphical floor plan. In addition, devices can we switched on and off.

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