University of Twente Student Theses


Developing a user interface for smart rainwater buffer systems

Dortmann, M.L. (2018) Developing a user interface for smart rainwater buffer systems.

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Abstract:The region of Twente, and particularly the municipality of Enschede, are facing frequent flooding. These problems have multiple causes, including urbanisation, geographical location and climate change. In order to alleviate the stress on the sewage system, the smart rainwater buffer system is being developed. Two hours before expected rainfall, the buffers empty themselves to make capacity available to buffer the expected rainfall. Water can also be used locally by using a tap on the buffer’s front. A user interface for the buffers is needed to provide insight into the buffer’s autonomous operations. The user interface should also encourage the user to use the collected water locally. This bachelor thesis describes the application of the Creative Technology Design Process used for developing a user interface for the smart rainwater buffer system being designed at the University of Twente. A literature research into influencing user behavior and a state of the art research were done. After this, a web-based user interface was developed and improved in an iterative evaluation process. Most requirements were fulfilled, but due to design changes made to the smart rainwater buffer system itself, the influence on user behaviour part of the project was dropped after the ideation phase.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Gemeente Enschede, Enschede, Netherlands
Waterschap Vechtstromen, Almelo, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 43 environmental science, 50 technical science in general, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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