eMetric

eMetric is an office power management system that allows teams of conscientious workers to control and learn about their electronics' energy consumption - saving energy and money. Project completed 2010.

The eMetric Powerstrip and the eMetric Application communicate with one another through an existing wireless network, sharing usage data and shut-off protocol. With the eMetric Application, a user can set timers and or turn-off electronics when energy consumption drops to a specified level, eliminating vampire loss.
It builds teams.
 
The fact is an individual's behavior is heavily influenced by office culture and practices. eMetric will help develop a culture of responsible consumption. Coworkers will compete with one another, yet work together to help cut energy usage. This effort will educate people about the small lifestyle adjustments that make a big difference when added up.
eMetric does not ADD to the problem of energy consumption. The wireless transmitter uses less than 0.1 kW, and sends data infrequently when specified. Because the device is used as a network, it is sold in multi-packs, reducing packaging. It is competitive with other power-strips in cost and carbon footprint.eMetric is an office power management system that allows teams of conscientious workers to control and learn about their electronics' energy consumption - saving energy and money.
It works simply. 

The eMetric Powerstrip and the eMetric Application communicate with one another through an existing wireless network, sharing usage data and shut-off protocol. With the eMetric Application, a user can set timers and or turn-off electronics when energy consumption drops to a specified level, eliminating vampire loss.
It builds teams.
The fact is an individual's behavior is heavily influenced by office culture and practices. eMetric will help develop a culture of responsible consumption. Coworkers will compete with one another, yet work together to help cut energy usage. This effort will educate people about the small lifestyle adjustments that make a big difference when added up.
What would this application look like as a desktop widget? an iPhone application? Some visual iterations on what this experience might look and feel like on these platforms. 
Other possible screens for eMetric. How else might energy consumption be visualized? One thing is for certain you must have time and energy consumption charted. What are the other filters that should be used? I sued time, outlet and percentage. For percentage I decided to provide over the course of time; daily, weekly, monthly and so on. 
I did a few quick iterations on the logo. I ended up using a sprout with wireless bars. I moved away from the light bulb aesthetic as I felt it was clunky. The overlap of the wireless bars and the leaves made it feel more dynamic. I ended up keeping the threads from the light bulb to ground the logo more solidly. The iteration without the threads on the right feels unbalanced. 
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