Design for Water Conservation

Design Challenge: How might we help the residents of Lehi, Utah conserve more water?

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In order to better understand the problem, we met with Lehi City administrators. They described past efforts and limitations of future solutions.

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We also chose to do survey among Lehi residents to better understand their water usage habits and their knowledge of water conservation.

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We relied on solid academic behavioral design research principles in creating our solutions.

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Our final design involved two main products:

  1. Household consultations leading up to a city-wide prize drawing
  2. Newsletter Water Usage Ad

Using the feedback from Lehi City, we created prototypes of a door hanger, an ad, and a reporting survey. We also created a water conservation implementation guide for them to use in testing and implementation.

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