The Occupant Engagement Dashboard (OED) redesign required a new interface for creating and managing energy dashboards.
The previous admin tool was embedded in an enterprise energy management product, access to which was generally limited to engineers, energy managers, and other energy specialists.
Since the creation of dashboards and energy competitions is intended for a larger audience, the application needed to be more accessible and intuitive. Constant user feedback was provided in the form of contextual prompts, confirmation messages, illustrative graphics, etc.
The interface was completely overhauled.
The time to create a new energy dashboard was generally between 2-5 minutes. The dashboard is highly configurable. Admins were able to add/remove/edit different content modules, such as: Energy-saving tips, current energy demand across the entire portfolio of buildings, upcoming events, image galleries, etc.
Previously, creating a Competition usually took several days, as multiple parties needed to be involved. The updated Competition creation process took only a few minutes. Most UI components were designed and built from scratch, purpose-built for this specific process. The colors next to some of the section titles (Social Media, Actions, etc.) map to the colors assigned to those sections in the public-facing dashboard.
Creating a new team took only seconds. One important evolution was the introduction of a PIN code for each team. This allowed team members to record their energy-saving measures and have those points immediately be reflected in the Competition standings.
A library of energy-saving actions is maintained for use by Competition teams. Committing to these actions results in points being awarded to their team.