Imagine a real-time dashboard for buildings, neighbourhoods, and the city, focused on conveying the energy flow in and out of spaces, centred around the behaviour of individuals and groups within buildings. Imagine how this would give users of the buildings both the real-time and longitudinal information they need to change their behaviour and thus use buildings, and energy, more effectively.
Dan Hill, Monocle's director of web and broadcast and the BBC's former head of interactive technology and design, presented these ideas and more during an inspiring talk at the Australian conference "Interesting South".
Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Belgium).