Hardware and Software Concept 2012
Appeared in Print Magazine's Innovation Issue (June 2014)
Awards: IXDA Award (2012), UX Award (2012)
BKIN came out of a near-death experience on a backcountry snowboarding outing. The experience of getting lost without reception inspired the concept of a digital wayfinding system that is entirely solar powered and uses a mesh network, such that it can allow for communication and dissemination of information even where there is no cell reception.
The key elements of the product involve:
DISCOVERY - Finding new places and interests
INFORMATION - Getting timely information
COMMUNICATION - Getting help when you need it
The project has received attention from urban planners, museums and more, who are interested in discovering how the solution can help others discover attractions and hazards without having to look down at their phones, especially appropriate for people traveling in groups and international travelers.
For details, visit the project website.
// Creative Direction (Video, Industrial Design, Graphic Design)
// Concept Validation
// UX & Information Architecture
// Interaction Design
// Visual Design