Socially Driven Smart Objectsby Shruti KNR
UNICEF Innovation USA
How can we design smart objects towards common societal goals and help solve real world problems. Designing networked objects that are for social good and create a behavioral impact on a large community of users. These smart connected objects, embraced by millions of users can become a large enabler towards a global sustainable city. Citing an example Eco - a smart faucet that was designed to be adopted by an omnipresent consumer brand, the presentation highlights the frameworks used and how it brought a beneficial impact to the city. Harnessing the power of millions, if we can design sustainable systems which can be adopted by a million users, the global impact could save 150 billion litres of water each year.