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DropAir

3 Stage - Visual Development

Through the Biomimicry and Neurodesign, the DropAir was designed to reach the physical, mental and emotional human health.

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2 Stage - Concept Development

Inspired by urbanization problems, the DropAir was designed through Biomimicry and Neurodesign acting on physical, mental and emotional human health.

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For the DropAir project, I’m inspired not in solutions that already exist in urbanization, but in current and future problems caused by urban life.

Separated from natural processes, the urban men are mentally, physically and emotionally ill.

So, how to solve these issues from a product?

Through the Biomimicry, the DropAir was designed so that its functional, symbolic and visual processes associate humans to harmonious organic standards that create life and nature.

Following some Neurodesign concepts, the DropAir shape was designed to achieve first the emotions, then the reason. When rational conflicts with emotional, emotion wins. "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou.

People are programmed to pay attention to anything that is different or unusual. Following this logic, DropAir interrogates the user, requires his attention, getting his smile and curiosity. This is the main interactive goal I designed.

The goal is to turn an everyday product into something unique and special, to matching the consumer unconscious expectations, mobilizing human imagination - symbolic function.

The DropAir attractive sinuosity with its uniqueness, curved volume, sensual and unexpected shape makes the product looks familiar, due to references found in nature.
The functional process was totally inspired by photosynthesis. Through solar panels, the solar radiation is transformed into electrical energy which in contact with water, decomposes H20 elements which, in turn, unites to CO2 elements from polluted air, turning it into rich organic matter-energy, purifying the air.

Sustainable, the DropAir will be able to lower respiratory diseases caused by the growing accumulation of pollution in cities, highlighting its main function: to ensure the users health.

"In general, nine-tenths of our happiness depends on health alone. With it everything becomes a source of pleasure. "- Arthur Schopenhauer

Expert feedback, stage 2

The development of the design and the emotional reasoning behind the consumer interest is inspiring and it ties to the brief of Natural Air. When entering the next stage we suggest you present the design of the product more in details, please take into consideration the details of functionality both from the consumer perspective and for the air cleaning cycle.

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1 Stage - My concept

The DropAir was designed to clean the polluted air using water and solar energy ensuring healthy air to the all population.

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In the future, cities will reach the limits of industrial urbanization and must rely on nature solutions to live healthy and keep increasing by their own. Therefore, mainly inspired on the nature perfection, the DropAir unites the technology future and natural intelligence .

Minimalist, the DropAir was designed with lightness, delicacy and sensual curves as a water drop, adding characteristics from the Scandinavian design and translating the ideal way to produce healthier air quality.

Beyond all this organic form, it was designed with functionality inspired on photosynthesis. Through water and solar energy, the DropAir will clean the air of the future homes at any moment, ensuring your health and daily wellbeing.

Very versatile, you are allowed to put the product in many parts of your house as tables, walls, windows, doors, smooth or irregular surfaces. DropAir is perfect to be placed in small living areas.

To improve air quality, the DropAir captures CO2 contained in pollution and turns it into oxygen, water and energy-rich organic matter, as a photosynthesis process.

Expert feedback, stage 1

An interesting eco-system inspired by the nature – and the possibility of dual usage outside and inside is clever. We would like to hear more about the consumer insight and interaction and have the visuals developed.

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2013-06-07 | No Comments

Functional Process

Through a technical problem, I could not enter my last picture of functional processes. I hope there are no problems in posting it on the blog.

“From solar power, the DropAir transforms CO2 into H20, O2 and CH20 from solar power, cleaning the air of homes.”

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2013-04-22 | No Comments

The nature as a source of creativity

In all my projects, I try to encourage and present the importance of a constant research on what that nature proposes to develop the creative process of the products.

This is because the nature, creative by necessity, has already solved the problems we are trying to solve. Our challenge is to harness these ideas tested by time and play them in our own lives.

This conscious imitation of the genius of nature is called biomimicry, a revolution in thinking and designing.

In the book written by Janine M. Benyus, “Biomimicry – Innovation inspired by nature”, the author explains the Biomimicry from three pillars:

“1. Nature as Model: Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature’s models and then imitates them or inspired by them or in their processes to solve human problems.

2. Nature as measure: Biomimicry uses an ecological standard to judge the “correctness” of our innovations. After 3.8 billion years of evolution, nature has learned: What works. What is appropriate. What lasts.

3. Nature as mentor: Biomimicry is a new way of viewing and valuing nature. It inaugurates an era whose foundations are based not on what podemors extract from nature, but we can learn from it. ”

“We need to seek patterns in our models of nature. We comply with the humility of the wise, the limits of nature and the mystery which lies beyond them, admitting that there is something in the natural order of things, of course, transcends all our powers. “- Vaclav Havel

For the current project, DropAir, the process of photosynthesis inspired me to design the product functionality.

For the development of this product, follow the Bauhaus thought – Form follows Function – , as well as the nature fits form to function.

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