The objective of this project was to design and develop an interactive installation aimed at creating awareness about energy conservation.
We came up with several ideas which were along certain ideals like simplicity of intervantion, impact at the home level, demonstrating causality of actions etc.
The final concept was detailed out after ascertaining its feasibility. We opted for a puzzle which reinforces the messages of energy conservation in the user's mind by engaging him/her in a short, fun way.
The prototyping was done using Flash AS3, Fiducials, TUIO and Arduino board. A lot of open source code was utilized.
Here is a diagram of the main part of the installation. The blocks on the top were used for user input while the projecter displayed a screen on which the puzzle's statements were shown.
The installation was showcased as a part of an exhibition. We received users in the age on 5-65 years from different vocations and this provided us with great insights to improve upon in the future.