The Design Blog

The Design Blog

The Design Blog featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Helpmet

Helpmet is a smart health monitoring helmet specifically designed for construction workers, aimed at ensuring their safety while working in hot weather conditions and preventing heatstroke from posing risks to their health. The helmet's warning function allows surrounding coworkers and supervisors to be informed about the wearer's condition. Combined with the app, it not only helps workers understand their physical condition but also provides recommendations based on their condition to help alleviate symptoms of heatstroke.

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Balhae

The background of the project follows apprentice Junghyae and her mentor, Master Yoo, summoned to Gyeru village to banish spirits from the seas. Their journey unveils Balhae's culture and mystical practices. This character design project pays homage to Balhae's civilization, blending history and fantasy. The artist's fascination with history, culture, and fashion not only imbues this design project with aesthetic appeal and functional storytelling but also adds a sense of historical weight and a touch of poetry to it.

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New Year

In a tranquil courtyard, amidst the gentle flurry of winter's snow and the vibrant hues of autumn leaves, sits a graceful figure adorned in an exquisite Kimono. The scene evokes the essence of Wabisabi, embodying the beauty of solitude and serenity. Delicate patterns adorn the fabric, mostly Pines, symbolizing solemnity; and the rhythmic Seigaiha representing the tranquility of the sea. Zooming in reveals more intricate details, a stone plate bearing the artist's pen-name rests to the left; and upon the Kimono, patterns of mice representing the new year 2020, the year of mice.

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Seniors Keeper

Senior Keeper is a smart door lock connected with vital signs sensing devices, such as smartwatches. When the elderly encounter an emergency at home, it will emit a red light, project fonts for help, notify emergency contacts, and automatically open the door. When neighbours or rescuers find out, they can ask the elderly about their condition through the microphone on the door lock, and the elderly can answer remotely using the door lock's speaker. Finally, the rescuer can decide whether to enter the door to give help according to the specific situation.

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Sounds of Welser

Welser Profile is a global provider of steel profiles. The company was looking for an interactive brand experience for its visitor center. Over 13 generations Welser Profile grew into a world leader in the industry. Therefore it made perfect sense for Responsive Spaces to build upon the very core of this success story and let the product be the hero. Real client products were used to build a steel organ, which aesthetically hints towards tradition and reacts to every human touch by offering a glimpse of the underlying magic through the creation of mystical soundscapes.

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Hitobito

Hitobito is the art installation created for the lantern festival in Taipei City in 2023 as a part of the new immigrant district in Song Shan Cultural Park. The structural form draws people inside to experience the passage of reaching a unique destination that collects people's memory of their hometown. In addition, the installation is brightened at night with warm lighting to wrap the visitors to synchronize their emotional state with the space.

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