In-Formed [nadeemhaidary.com] is an impressive product design project that consists of three normal household objects which are augmented with statistical data. The aim is to seep quantitative data into the products that surround us to provide for a more intuitive context, and ultimately to create a more memorable and persuasive experience that might have the power to change people's behaviors and attitudes.
"Caloric Consumption" shows the caloric consumption per capita in various countries and regions visualized on a plate and fork. The information allows for the comparison of one's cultural eating habits with those from the rest of the world. For instance, the surface area of each of these plates is scaled in proportion to the amount of food consumed by the people who live in the region depicted on the plate. Each prong on the fork represents a different countries caloric intake per capita.
"Water Usage" is a water faucet that shows the relative amount of water consumed each time the faucet is used.
"Waste Production" consists of waste bin that measures the personal or household waste in terms of its weight in pounds. The weight of the garbage changes the angle of the waste bin, making it less inviting and giving one a visual cue as to how much trash has been thrown away.