Energy Buddy

A tracking app that helps users reduce
their energy consumption and carbon emissions

Dubai Carbon is a division of DEWA tasked with the reduction of carbon emissions in Dubai. We were approached by Dubai Carbon to create a user center Mobile app. We created the Energy Buddy app to promote awareness of carbon emission and energy consumption.

Research

Persona's

User Stories

User story 1

As a young person that is concerned with the future of the planet I want know how my actions and energy consumption impact the environment. I am technologically savvy and use my mobile phone for pretty much everything, browsing the internet and staying in touch with my friends on Facebook and Instagram.

User story 2

Although I earn lots of money Dubai is an expensive place to live. I have noticed that the size of my utility bill is high and I would like to get some transparency into how much my neighbours are paying. I would also like to know if there is anything that could be done to reduce the size of my utility bill.

From this.

  • Social Media integration
  • Monthly energy/water bill reduction
  • Measure carbon emission and share it
  • Compare costs

Competitive analysis

As part of the project we did some research into apps with similar functionality. We found apps for both IOS and Android.

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Wireframes and prototype

Wireframes

My next step was to visualize the user task flow. I started with some quick sketches and continued with creating high-fidelity mockups. Since we were going to use the mockups for user validation, we used as much real data as possible.

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Visual design

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