Fighting Obesity with Smarter Sustainable Homes

Fighting Obesity with Smarter Sustainable Homes

Predicting the role of design in the future

This project was a part of the design futures module in which we had to predict the role of design in the future. We started by discussing the interests of the team members and found common ground with the issue of increasing obesity and lack of environmental sustainability. Although these issues seemed to be independent of each other, research confirmed that they are closely connected. We discovered that the technological boom has encouraged the production of high energy consuming products to make everyday life easy leading to a sedentary obese generation.

Using design strategically along with Blue sky, expert interviews, trend extrapolation, lectures and literature review helped us develop our concept which was focused on using energy created during physical activity to power home appliances, thus tackling the problem of obesity and sustainability.