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Carbon-aware internet application design

Status bar shows low carbon energy availability

The internet has a large, invisible and fast-growing carbon footprint. What if we could align people’s digital consumption with the availability of renewable energy? Onlign visualises the future of carbon-aware online experience by communicating carbon cost and nudging greener choices.

The digital industry is the next one to surprise you with its startling energy consumption and carbon emission. The internet industry accounts for 3.7% of global greenhouse gas emission, which is the same amount as the aviation industry, according to some

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About Lu Ye

Lu Ye is a multidisciplinary designer with a passion for digital and sustainability. Through design experiments and human-centred research, she explores current and future scenarios and prototypes interactions to define the relationship between people, activities and environment. She received her Master degrees of Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

Home screen launcher depending on energy status

Navigation Lottery of contextualised alternatives

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