Compétences : Internet des Objets, Arduino, capteurs, electronique
Industry Hack est une entreprise qui organise des évènements ayant pour but d'apporter de l'innovation aux grands leaders de diverses industries grâce à l'aide de volontaires sur le cours d'un weekend.
Ce hack était organisé pour Iittala, une marque de design Finlandaise haut de gamme reconnue. Le but était de rendre le foyer plus connecté pour rapprocher les personnes y vivant, en utilisant les produits Iittala tout en respectant les valeurs fortes de la marque comme le design intemporel.
Our multidisciplinary three-people team won the event by designing and implementing a smart base for one of Iittala's most well-known vase. By integrating sensors in a base that would fit perfectly the iconic shape of the vase, we created a product that would seamlessly help the family take better care of their plants.
We tried to solve the problem that most people face when owning flowers: the shift from being a pleasure in your home to feeling guilty for not being able to take care of them. Willing to bring people together, we didn't make an app on purpose, but used gentle light notifications instead. This would help keeping the vase non-invasive and primarily a beautiful design object.
The project taking place over a single weekend, I took part in the whole process, from the ideation to the implementation of the prototype and the pitch presenting our vision for our product.
Specifically, I first helped develop our team's idea in terms of target audience, business perpective and desired features, before implementing the software and hardware required by the prototype.
Finally, we had to pitch in a limited 3 minutes in front of a Jury of experts, including Harri Koskinen, current head of Design at Iittala. The pitch included a presentation and a demo, on top of which we decided to add an introduction video. As a reward for all this hard work, we got to be chosen as winner for this hackathon!