3.8.3 Road map

Opportunities
There are a lot of design opportunities in this field of work. Currently the energy metering services like the Wattson, are hot properties. Just beyond that there are even greater opportunities. When the broader public get easy access to produce parts of their own electricity, and technology and regulation opens the energy market for a distributed energy paradigm a whole new segment of products and services for energy sharing needs be developed.

Shaping a future
For designers today there is a big opportunity to shape a phenomenon, the smart grid, to something as important as the internet. A combination of information sharing through the web and energy sharing through the smart grid has huge implications for societies[1]and need responsible designers to design responsible and prosperouos services. Service, Interaction and Product designers need to join forces and through a combined effort develop these systems to the backbone of the coming centuries.

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References in this post
  1. Rifkin, J. (2002, December 23). The Office of Jermey Rifkin. Retrieved January 14, 2009, from Hydrogen Economy: http://www.foet.org/global/HE/The%20Nation%20-%20December%2023%202002.pdf [*]

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