Région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and ADEME, France
33 months, from April 2011 to December 2013
4 partners
Total cost
161 825 euros
Design and implement an innovative engaging setup, bridging private and public spaces, real and virtual worlds, to make visible the consequences of each individual action on the whole, thus raising awareness about energy consumption and fostering sustainable lifestyles.
Project creation and management.
The project, centered on the home environment, had a very broad scope, involving complex development of both hardware (energy metering sensors and consumption data actuators) and software components (online data dashboard and multiplayer game). The difficulty was broken down by modularizing tools extensively and focusing on very specific use cases. Finally, an experiment involving 148 participants divided into four groups, provided significative insights regarding the sociopsychological mechanisms at work, all leaning towards the initial project hypotheses.