InContext is the culmination of research, design, and assessment spanning two semesters. Four graduate Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) students from Carnegie Mellon University, in partnership with Universityof Madeira, formed a team to carry out an end-to-end HCI final project.
Team Promethean's client was Logica, a global technical consulting firm, which assigned them to investigate the domain of power management and control at Portugal's energy utility, EDP.
The purpose of this project is to show operators relevant information at the time it is most useful, to contextualize disparate data into coherent structures that can be used to solve problems, and transform text-based information into dynamic information visualizations. Improving the kind and quality of data make the overwhelming amount of data at the nation’s energy distributor more useful and customizable to the needs of operators instead of being restricted by rigid software.