SCIO, designed to help us make smarter shopping choices for our sustainable future
Role: research + strategy, illustration, ux design, ui design
Consumption driven economy
Our current economy models have been designed for the high consumption of products and proven to be unsustainable. As we continue to produce current goods and develop new products from brand new technologies, what will be the future of our environment, society and humanity?
Knowledge powers prevention
Scio is a system focusing on the future. By providing consumers with thoughtful data to promote positive spending choices, Scio is designed to prevent over-consumption through the power of information.
After researching human behavior, planned obsolescence, and circular economy models, it became clear to focus on preventative measures of consumption to design for the future. The Scio system was designed for the time in our lives when we are first learning spending behaviors, our college years into young professionalism. Scio’s story follows Nessa through her purchase and disposal decisions through these formative years.
Scio partners with companies who want to make a positive environmental and social impact along with research databases to provide us with the information we need to make smart spending choices.
New Economic Measurement
The Scio points system is derived from research and data to help us understand how our purchases rate with our sustainability goals. This provides a new form of value, connecting our monetary spending with our environmental and social impact.
*this was a student project with no affiliation to the companies shown