What else can you do with the infographics?
Greenfographic will have a social aspect. You can share your green infographic on social media, and invite your friends to join in energy tracking. In this way, Greenfographic will be able to access environmental data for your entire community, and show the overall ranking of each person’s environmental efforts. It creates a green competition amongst community members, and motivates everyone to keep going green.
The main questions are:
1) WHAT TO VISUALIZE?What are the main metrics we should use to evaluate the user's environmental efforts? How can we build a good scoring formula? How can we make the infographic simple yet comprehensive? Anything else?
According to Jeffrey from PicMyEnergyMix, some statistics show that households are required to have 30% renewables out of total energy consumption before 2020. PicMyEnergyMix uses the percentages of different types of energy consumption, and it is so smart, simple and effective. Besides this, what other metrics can be used?
What data about your environmental efforts do you want to see? What questions do you have about your everyday energy consumption and more specifically, about your renewable energy usage?
This idea is open to your comments and we look forward to your participation. We are looking for the following types of OpenIDEOers:
a. Do you have research and articles on this topic that you would like to share?
b. Would you like to help with user/community research?
c. Do you have anything to ideas about localizing the green infographics according to different communities’ environmental characteristics? In other words, how can we make the infographics more community-based?
Greenfographic will especially need to be:
a. Customized: users and communities will be able to set up their own questions and track data they want to track.
b. Adaptive: as time goes by, people may want to see something new and know something different about renewable energy/environmental outcomes. How can Greenfographic change user-interaction to create a larger impact in the community?
c. Incentivizing: What does the data/score mean financially, environmentally and socially?
2) HOW TO VISUALIZE?(This part is design and coding.) We would love feedback from environmental designers and coders.
a. With so many free infographic-making tools out there, is it possible to get some templates and codes for free?
b. How can we organize Design-a-thons (like hack-athons) for designers to come together and design green infographics.
c. How can we use schools as drivers to design infographics. (This will become great community activity itself as well as create original infographics too.)
d. Would Code for America/Design for Social Good want to help us?
As an app/tool, Greenfographic needs to have good UX design, etc.
3) USER EXPERIENCE, ETC.
Getting lots of inpiration from the Melbourne Team with the "Power Portal" idea, we come up with some simple questions for user research. Please follow this link to fill out the form and help us improve this project:
Greenfographic Project: User Research Google Form