Posts Tagged ‘Usage’
Pulse: Tracking Electricity Usage of Office Buildings
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 March 2012 02:22 Written by Celframe Web Team Sunday, 22 April 2012 04:57
Pulse [greenbuildingsalive.com], beautifully designed by Andrea Lau’s venture Small Multiples, tracks and visualizes the patterns of electricity use in about 50 office buildings located in Australia.
As a private initiative of the Investa Sustainability Institute, this website focuses on the role of the building owner and building manager to make existing commercial office buildings ‘greener’. As such, the visualizations allow these stakeholders to compare the performance of their building with those of others, for instance to identify patterns that might be out of the ordinary, or share tips and insights that might emerge from exploring the actual performance data.
The various line graphs reveal an almost real-time look to the actual electricity usage, and contrasts the information to the environmental parameters like ambient temperature, humidity and the like. Hovering over the large graph reveals a comparison between the data and that of a typical day. Energy usage can be dissected by the actual activity (e.g. lifts, HVAC, etc.), and up to 4 different buildings can be compared.
Conveying GE Machine Usage Data: Balancing Art and Visualization
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 March 2012 02:22 Written by Celframe Web Team Sunday, 1 April 2012 08:57
Ben Fry’s Fathom Information Design has released the video documentation of 2 interactive visualization installations that are meant to appear on large touch screens in the lobby of GE’s headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut. Due to its intended physical setting, the visualization had to work from a distance as well as close by, balancing artistic quality with the fact that the animations were informed by real data, generated by machines in the real world. Accordingly, order, shape, size, direction, and color all have some meaning, and emerging patterns can often be interpreted or evoke thoughts of the actual events and actions that the data signifies.
The “Powering” visualization is based on the data containing the location and power output from 713 unique gas turbines during 15 successive days. Patterns emerge as turbines that share time zones turn on and off simultaneously, while the according animated line graphs ‘roll’ towards the center in unison. T
The “Curing” visualization is based on about 125,530 distinct CT and MR scans that were conducted using GE equipment during a 24-hour period. The globe reveals the geo-location of the scans, while the timelines indicate the number of scans occurring each minute
More detailed information can be found here [fathom.info], or watch both movies below.
Ville Vivante: Tracing the Liveliness of Mobile Phone Usage in Geneva
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 March 2012 02:21 Written by Celframe Web Team Friday, 23 March 2012 11:21
Ville Vivante [villevivante.ch] represents the digital traces created by the constant movement of mobile phones in the city of Geneva, Switzerland.
A particle flow-field inspired map provides a view of the ‘liveliness’ of the people using their cell phone as they move about, as the activities and directions are embodied by the density of lines shown on the map. A circular bar graph conveys the direction of people over a time period of 24 hours, by contrasting the movements coming into the city, with those activities that are going outside. Finally, a dotted timeline compares the cumulative activity of the city per hour and per day, as the size and brightness of each unique bubble indicates the aggregate of activity over a specific period of time.
One tip: be sure to select the links ‘Posters’ and then ‘Explore’ to enjoy a few simple forms of interactivity.