Water Watcher

Smart DesignUSA

Disrupting, Engaging

Concept / Professional


Smart Design Team: Dan Saffer, Kelsey O'Callaghan, Ivan Exposito, Lynn Collette, Nathalie Collins, Matthew Blunt

Project Description

In the midst of its worst drought in 500 years, designers in Smart Design’s San Francisco studio decided to help by designing a product that effectively influences residential conservation, reduces an individual’s water footprint, and adds meaningful value to people’s daily conservation efforts.

This concept product provides an on-the-spot, ambient display of how much water is actually being used. With an ‘indicator’ at the sink connected to an easy-to-install monitor and an app to provide meaning for the consumption data, Water Watcher could help save thousands of gallons of water a year.


Interaction Awards is an initiative of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global community of over 100,000 individuals worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design. Find out how to join your local group and get involved at www.ixda.org.

© 2012 - 2023 Interaction Design Association