Bay Area QS Show&Tell #16 - 10/6/10 at Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.
Indexer is a database for tracking consumption and managing waste. Indhira Rojas wants to help people answer 2 questions: How much do I throw away? and How do I recycle properly?
Indhira studied 7 households and photographed all of the waste they threw away or recycled. She noticed a great deal of confusion over how to properly recycle, and was able to observe lifestyle patterns from the kinds of trash produced. Indexer will help people index purchases from their receipts and give them insight into how frequently they buy certain items, as well as details like whether they use more glass or plastic.