turnt

turnt promotes a greener home for you, me, and our planet. turnt will turn off your electronics when you are not home.

This app is developed by TEAMTEAM for CSC301 at the University of Toronto. After their final deliverable, I was interested to join in on their project and do some extra work on their user interface. During my last year at the University of Toronto, I joined the Sustainability Office as a work-study student. Being sustainable is important to me, so this project is quite personal. I think the success of this application can make a big difference to our carbon footprint.

Take a look at their project:
Final deliverable from TEAMTEAM.

Functionality

This mobile app will turn off electronics when users are a certain radius away from their home. When users come closer to their home, the electronics will be turned back on. On top this main functionality, users should be able to:
  • See the list of configured devices and their status of "on" or "off"
  • Edit individual device settings
  • Set the distance the electronics will be turned on or off
  • View electrical consumption graphs

Proposed interface

Protoype
Protoype of the home page of BUX
Protoype of the home page of BUX
Prototype of the calendar page of BUX
Protoype of the adding work item page

I am currently working this project so please check in around early August to view the results to my usability tests!