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Energy Dashboard: Pulse 

 

Development of an energy information Dashboard for users of the Pulse platform. The project had variations for 3 different users: energy generators, energy consumers and prosumers.

  • Planning

  • Organization and guide for workshops

  • Interviews with clients and stakeholders

  • Co-creative workshops with initial users

  • Journey maps of energy transfer processes

  • Wireframes

  • Definition of texts

  • High fidelity prototypes in Figma

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Client: Phineal - Transelec

Year :  2020 - 2021 

Designed by: Isidora Escobar (Lead) + UI designer

The challenge

We had to create an energy information dashboard based on blockchain, where users could see their energy generated or used, download certificates and carry out transactions of renewable attributes.

The design challenge was to create, from scratch, a flexible platform for different types of users, which would gather a large amount of data in a simplified way and which would allow the execution of smart contracts (intelligent and automatic contracts for the exchange of energy attributes).

The process

 

We developed the initial version of the dashboard during the year 2020, based on the research we did to develop Pulse, its business model and its graphic style. The first designs and prototypes were used to show potential clients and refine how we would execute the smart contracts, a very relevant topic, since it is the basis of the business.

During the year 2021, we made a second version, much more refined both in the user experience, as well as in the programming and interface design. That version is still in development.

For this design improvement, we made new User journey maps, focused on the execution of smart contracts between two clients. For this, we had several meetings with new clients, which allowed us to give a more defined vision, basing our decisions on what was discovered and on reaching a functional MVP. At this stage, we also better define the technology behind each process and the design of services for users.

Before the final design, I developed user stories that were approved by the team, because although we do not formally have a product owner, this was a functional way to define what actions the dashboard would perform and limit the scope of the project while we had to develop it.

Regarding prototype design, I created 3 different versions, oriented to the 3 types of users: energy generators, energy consumers and prosumers. Each version had the same basic visual style, but varied in features and elements.

The results

The design is currently in the programming phase, adapting the data to the first real users. It is expected to have a fully functional version by the end of the year, but it is very likely that when new users join the platform the improvements will continue.