This design project describes the application of the Data-enabled Design approach in the identically titled elective. The aim of this work is to progress towards creating healthier living environments for shared spaces by focusing on establishing a feeling of shared responsibility. This pictorial is split in two parts: in the contextual step we use two data probes to gain insights on the design context. Then, we discuss the design of a system that addresses the outlined problems. We evaluate the concept in two situated design evaluations, where we discuss the concept’s inability to increase responsibility among inhabitants of the shared house, which we attribute to an apparent lack of trust in the system. Reflecting on this, we conclude this paper by presenting a number of suggestions to support future projects.

An overview of important design artifacts created throughout the two steps of this project.