household info-profilerdane watkins
Electric Footprint ProfilerThe profiler is a dynamic way for a householder to create an info graphic that visually illustrates their household's unique qualities. The profiler accumulates the users' answers and incorporates the replies into an iconic profile that can be used to represent the household and visually descibe the household's attributes, such as number of residents, what the garden looks like, energy saving improvements etc.
The profiler is a fun way for a user to describe their household and a great way to capture data. It starts with a non-sensical question "If your house were a shoe what type of shoe would it be?". This question draws the viewer into what seems more like a game than a survey, relaxing the viewer and making them more attentive. The first question is a lure to encourage the user to take part in the survey. As the profiler progresses the questions become more useful to the data collector such as "How many people live in your home?" which enables better household demographic analysis.
This survey is extremely easy to use as you can see from the feedback below. The drawings make the questions easier to understand and the scripting creates a smooth workflow that enhances the user's experience.
The profiler above is part of Electric Footprint a set data visualisation applications and analysis tools that give the user dynamic feedback and greater understanding on their household electricity consumption.
Electric Footprint includes the profiler, daily charts of electricity use, monthly graphs of electricity and a league table that enables the user to compare their electricity use against their neighbour.
You can also see a dynamic info graphic that illustrates the results of this survey. previous: Survey Results next: Monthly Charts