Project – WeThrift

The main goal of WeThrift is to motivate the user to a more conscious use of water. For this, a measuring device for taps and showers was developed, which is connected to a display. On the one hand, the display was implemented as a wearable and shows the current total consumption of water per day. On the other hand, a flower was developed as a fixed display for the living space, which also lets the user know, how much water has been used during the day.

At the beginning of the day the flower is open. The petals are spread out wide and the inner part of the flower can be seen. The more water is being used, the more it closes throughout the day, which raises awareness and, if necessary, adjusts the consumer behaviour. The petals are being controlled by a cone, which lies in the interior of the flower. Depending on the current state it moves up or down.