Duke Energy asked Gilmore Group to help develop kiosk designs and a kit-of-parts strategy to ensure the right type of kiosk (i.e., lamp post-mounted, interactive freestanding, etc.) and look & feel be implemented for different use cases across central and eastern United States cities. We were tasked with leveraging Duke Energy’s existing electric grid and streetlight infrastructure to create more connected neighborhoods and amplify voices in the community.
The “Smart City” program leverages Duke Energy’s existing electric grid and streetlight infrastructure. Gilmore Group’s first task was to create concepts for kiosks and weather-proof display housings that would integrate with existing city architectural styles. Our team of designers and engineers were responsible for the prototype’s display housing design as well as helping specify the technology that would be used. Additional design and engineering integrations included Wi-Fi, image acquisition, motion-sensors, and interactivity. Gilmore Group has also assisted Duke Energy in kiosk installation and network implementation oversight.
In addition to industrial design and engineering tasks, Gilmore Group has developed high-level strategy, digital content, conducted geo-specific ad sales research for deployment in various U.S. markets, municipal zoning and identification of Kiosk placement opportunities.
Our designers and engineers have worked closely with Duke Energy and other software and hardware companies to deliver hundreds of displays across the nation including Kansas City, KS, Jersey City, NJ, Little Rock, AK and others.
This program has been widely covered by local and regional news publications and has been received positively as a step towards the city of the future.