Local action, global impact
Enhance the in-home bathroom experience, while addressing the urgent, global need for water conservation?
COVE is a water-monitoring system that decreases household water consumption, empowers consumers to gain oversight of their water consumption and water bills, and makes a global impact through conservation and in-app donation options by mobilizing the everyday consumer.
4.5 weeks, Fall 2017
2 person team
My contributions: ideation sketching, prototyping, app design, rendering, data visualizations
How It Works
Cove seamlessly integrates into your home by replacing your bathroom light switch. Interact with COVE any time, and feel assured that your smart meter is keeping track for you.
WATCH & LEARN
COVE watches your water usage, helping you learn to manage your household as efficiently as possible. Indicator lights visualize water consumption.
1. Tap the default display to turn on bathroom lights
COVE connects to your SmartHome water and light systems for seamless integration into daily routines.
2. sign into your COVE account with your fingerprint
Setting up an account is easy. Just download the app and it will take you through the steps.
3. Use Water freely and let COVE do the work
COVE won’t restrict your water use. It is here to help you manage your water use. COVE helps you stay within your budget and attain your sustainability goals.
COVE connects to your smart water meter
COVE uses an easy-to-install water meter to measure your water use.
How You Save
COVE tracks your water consumption in real-time
Personal water consumption visualizations appear on COVE as you use. More detailed accounts of daily, monthly, and annual consumption data are found in app.
See Trends in your water consumption
Make informed decisions based on past consumption. COVE provides a monthly quota based on first-week consumption data.
Whatever water you save, your wallet saves too
See how much cash you save each month. Included is the option to donate a portion of saved money to a charity of your choice.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE
We are currently working with our friends who are studying computer science to build a working prototype.
Users preferred a hand-sized form
A more organic, rain drop shape was most appealing
Users tapped the center fo the form when asked to tap it. This is the result for the majority of tests with users.
Swiping on this form did not feel natural to users, this will be reserved for smart phone interactions.
Users felt compelled to put their full hand against the form. When asked to slide up on the prototype, they touched the sides, rather than the front.