BeB - Buurt en Besparen

BeB (Buurt en Besparen) is my graduation project for my bachelor Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

BeB is designed for the company “Buurkracht”. Buurkracht is founded to encourage energy saving within neighborhoods. My challenge was to involve young families in participating to the Buurkracht platform.

The concept I came up with was BeB. BeB is a two-week project for families with children between 6 and 12 years old. The family will receive the little houses and a workbook with questions and assignments for the parents and the children to help them create awareness about their energy use and how to save energy. The family will choose a neighbor family that they can compare their results with. This family will then also follow the program.

The little houses have an interface that shows the energy use of the family and the neighbors. By comparing their energy use the neighbors can motivate and help each other to safe more energy. The children will be the ones to motivate their parents to start saving energy.

Design for

Energy Awareness

Charlotte van der Sommen

BSc. Charlotte van der Sommen
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