Capgemini- Product Development
Updated: Oct 3
I built this during a computer science internship and competition at Capgemini. Capgemini is a multinational technology, consulting, and outsourcing corporation.
Tasked with the objective of developing a
Minimum Viable Product that would empower sustainability at work, myself and a group of 5 highly commendable peers developed the application Carbon Cap for a faux client.
Though the entirety of the objective cannot be attached due to confidentiality, the general problems we were tasked with addressing were:
How to develop a community of sustainable habits?
How to optimize travels from home or between offices and factories?
How to measure the carbon efficiency between home office and on-site work?
Currently, I can only show a demo of the product. As well, the site will be linked at the bottom though I cannot assure that it will still be in use to date. Therefore, I have provided screenshots along with summaries of the various features.
Carbon Cap is an application which pulls from user food, utility, consumption, and transportation data (as shown in Image 1) to provide personalized suggestions as to how they may reduce their individual footprint.
By linking the user's bank account to our service we can track their product, food, transportation, and utility spending.
Each of our charts are updated live when new purchases are made.
In Image 2 the top most chart displays current carbon emissions for the month in red and optimal emissions in green (for a single person or company).
The middle graph displays which specific areas contribute the most to emissions.
The bottom images are example tailored suggestions based on provided data.
Given that this is theoretically their company's product we did our best to research Capgemini's in-house services as shown in Image 3. To protect the immense load of personal and business data Carbon Cap requires we incorporated and touted their cyber security programs and technology. Data scraping, trend tracking, visualizations, and suggestions were programmed using their Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning programs.
At the bottom of Image 3 describes the employee incentives to participate in Carbon Cap. Examples:
- Competitions for prizes in reduced energy emissions given that the company will save money if they produce less energy.
- Healthcare prices for those who achieved green goals given that they will be healthier because of their change in lifestyle
Further explanations in Image 4:
Image 5 is a mock mobile application user interface of Carbon Cap and its features.
The final project can be found here though, as mentioned previously, the link may be expired.
While we didn't end up winning the competition, my four teammates and I were each extended full time offers of employment at the end of our final year at University. We all specialized in different areas revolving around business technology and I was fortunate enough to be given a full time position as a software developer.
Thanks for reading and please take climate change seriously. This is what I have done for the cause, the least you can do is be less wasteful.
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