—- Measuring is knowing. Measuring must be interactive. Measuring must be entertaining.
Entertaining is informing and information shapes decision. Thus, measuring is getting everyone engaged and supporting change. For that, you need feedback. Tony Fadell, the “father of the iPod” understands this and he reinvented the thermostat: Turn right when you are cold, turn left when you are warm: the Nest thermostat learns the temperatures you like, turns itself down when you’re away and tells you how much energy you use and how much you can save. —-
Extract of Interactive feedback Systems, From iPods to thermostats, Noémie Benoit & Serge de Gheldere, Futureproofed.com for Print inspires Print, Agfa Graphics, 2012.
Since a few days, the Autumn arrived and we just switched on our central heating. It made me remembering of the Nest thermostat, very interesting while you need to heat your whole house. (Unfortunately, I studied the possibility for mine and it would not be useful because we move our thermostat per room in function of our activities.)
New devices such as Nest are accompanying you to diminuish your energy bill and it’s really fun to deal with! Send me a feedback when you try it!
More on Nest website.