Purpose of planning queue
With the more `I researched the queue system and how to apply the materialisation of resources, I came to understand that the use of a queue system takes the users out of their individual lifestyle and forces them into a communication with other members of their community.
Name, time and queue number
This design feature provides a personal touch, a time of use that can be scheduled and a personality to the use of energy
Over time icon applied to queue system
This design style applies the use of lines to demonstrate where a large amount of energy is being used and is associated with the user at the top of the queue. , However these lines also distract and create too much tension in the design.
In the moment icons applied to interface
Looking back to the “in the moment” icons, the use of a circle can be adapted to individual housing as a focal point of where energy is being used like turning on a light.
In the queue system plan the use of a list layout for expressing the shifting of the queue is the most ideal method to apply the icons. The use of names, times and queue numbers seems to require experimentation into how the identity should be expressed to find a balance between the humanising of the queue and the anonymous identity of the users. The use of the “in the moment” seems the most effective means of expressing energy use as it relates to what energy is being used at the time of the user at the top of the queue.
Application of queue plan
While the interface is expressed well by the “in the moment” and “Neighbourhood energy” icons, more experimentation is needed into how to develop the queue and the way the user is associated with the identity and queue number.