Christy Chan


People can’t physically see the damage that is being done to our environment and are unaware of how much water and electricity they consume. With growing technology, accessibility to personal data on water and electrical usage is becoming more available, however, options of how to view this information in personal spaces are scarce. My goal is to help users become more aware of their usage within their households and show how their utility usage impacts the environment through an elegant display of real-time data that summarizes breakdowns of water and electricity consumption throughout their homes. This will be done through interactive ecosystems that act as art pieces projected on virtual screens throughout the home. People will be able to interact with these art pieces while learning about their own habits and how to better themselves at the same time.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Dwellings--Energy consumption--Technology--Design; Households--Energy consumption--Technology--Design; Energy consumption--Design

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Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)


Adam Smith

Advisor/Committee Member

Mike Strobert


RIT – Main Campus

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