Whether it is acknowledged or not, every designer influences the relationship between people, space, and technology. It’s an abstract concept, but the relationship between people, climate, and technology needs good communication and understanding.
Our lifestyle has freedom and that includes the freedom to consume. It is easy to lose touch with our climate through technology and leave air conditioning or lighting operating unnecessarily.
By deliberately seeing the design as a relationship, we re-cast the role of switches, thermostats, and touch-screens as means of interacting with our technology, curtailing unnecessary use, and permitting contribution from the climate when conditions are favourable.