Two teams from Simon Fraser University (SFU) representing Canada just finished the Round 2 of Imagine Cup Interface Design Competition. As we wish them the best luck to enter the finals in France, I would like to recognize them and highlight their projects based on this year's theme "Imagine a world where technology enables a sustainable environment." Both of the teams prototyped their projects in Expression Studio. In this post, we introduce you the "EcoLid" application.
Designer: Jason Lin from School of Interactive Arts and Technology, SFU
“EcoLid” is a proposed application that helps control home energy usage from a device mounted on the front door. This energy control system could monitor electricity from different zones in a house. One of the unique features of this application is that it combines the 1) House Alarm System and 2) Message Board with the Power Consumption Monitor. Our rationale for combining these systems is to incorporate user familiarity for functional wall-mounted devices, along with the convenience of having to only use one system at their doorsteps.