Students involved in EMPOWER 2.0 win Golden Dot Award
In December of 2020, EMPOWER 2.0 started to work with students from the course of CMD20/21 Information Design of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, invited by course coordinator Maaike van Cruchten and lecturer Frank Loos. After a pitch session with another 6 other projects and companies, 30 students chose to develop new possibilities of data visualisation for our toolkit.
In order to help authorities to visualize the current energy status of different locations and understand the importance that each area has in the energy transition mission, we asked students to create geomapped solutions. By using data from Dutch open sources and combining different types of information such as the number of energy communities in a location, the renewable energy production of different areas in the Netherlands, the capacity of production of each area, the students explored data visualization possibilities.
The group formed by the students Roeland van Stee, Inge de Waard, Elias Poolman and Teunis Marseille was recently rewarded the Golden Dot Awards, a prize given for the best student works of the Communication and Multimedia Design faculty. The group developed an interactive map that shows which municipality is on the right track by comparing different municipalities, displaying where the best opportunities lie and whether there is still capacity for improvement.
We congratulate the students for the prize and we are glad for having the opportunity to work with the future generation of prosumers.