We are building a new software package that will read meter data (gas, water, electricity and weather) of a primary school. The software will then display this information on a large screen mounted in reception. It will show the occupants of the building how much energy is being used to run the school and the current weather conditions. We are looking for a screen design that incorporates 4 cartoon characters, one that represents each of the energies that we are displaying.
Please see MainScreen1.jpg for an example;
The cartoon characters will animate depending on the reading of the meter at the time. Using the example MainScreen1.jpg, the electricity's characters bulb could get brighter or dimmer depending on how much electricity is being used. We also will accept the characters being happy or sad with low energy use being happy and high energy use being sad. We invite innovative designs as how these characters will represent good or bad, high or low etc..
The character for the weather needs to represent the following 8 frames;
Sunny (and windy)
Dark (and windy)
Cloudy (and windy)
Raining (and windy)
For the purpose of the competition just provide a design of the main screen and 2 examples of each character. If you are rated 90% or better we will ask for the remaining frames to be submitted as a decider for the competition.
The characters can be themed as a 'family' or completely independant as in the example provided.
The following criteria need to be met for the display screen;
A permanent area is needed for a title
It does not have to be paned in seperate areas as in the example - would like to see more seemless designs
A permanent area is needed for a scrolling marquee that will display shool messages on a rotation
The page that the 4 sets of information is displayed in will be replaced by other pages of information, keeping the title and the scrolling marquee
- see example Electricity.JPG
The design for this project is aimed at children between the ages of 4 to 11.
The display screen resolution will be 1920×1080