Green Project aims to create a pleasing experience for home composting and attract more Bay Area participants. The designers collaborated with Rodgers Ranch Farm to gain knowledge about composting and collect user feedback. Green Project provides a Kitchen Grinder for solving the difficult problem of preparing food waste and a three-bin Backyard Composter to speed up the process. The composter features a rotating design that increases airflow, creating an optimal compost environment. It also has a water tank base for stability and convenience when adding moisture to the compost.
Smartpark is technology-based playground which offers a new play pattern. System encourages childrens to attend outdoor activities and to socialize in real life while it keeps track of their activities and locations to make parents feel secure about their children. Kids earn points due to their activities and these points are used as rewards. Reward system has wide range of reinforcements from toys of different stores which sign sponsorship with Smartpark to tickets for the educational events or openair child festivals which children can enjoy while learning.
Infinity is a minimal design which consist of a mirror horizontally placed on the grave stone. This mirror acts as a reminder of other world that people go that place after death via reflecting the sky so when people look at grave stone, their vision would get adverted to the blue sky and moving clouds . As a result they will overcome their negative feelings, know that their beloved is not finished and that some activities are happening somewhere else in a none physical state. This symbolic design could also help decrease fear of death and reminds that human spirit is eternal.
Tentative is a smart compact post disaster shelter tent. A simple yet innovative tent is a way to bring fast practical shelter to emergency disaster victims; the collapsible tent is flat packed for easy transport and is suitable for all climates and only an hour to pop up with necessary few tools. The compact disaster shelter is made of a fiber and a durable weather resistant textile which is quilted sewed and consists thermally insulated perlite in between. It uses a roof that helps in collecting water and providing lighting and ventilation.
WReuse is a Laundry Water Recycler automatic system that saves the rinse water from the last laundry load and is filtered in treating tank, passing it through a Sand filter to remove any solids, materia and clean the water. By using the rinse water of the last washed, people can save 100% the first load of wash water. The reuse of rinse water (tipically considered as grey water) can save 2500 gallons/water and 25 boxes of detergent/year.
Be Girl pad holder’s are the first hybrid reusable and washable waterproof menstrual product that can be attached to underwear like a traditional sanitary pad, and can be filled with any available safe disposable or reusable absorbent material. This unique design gives women unprecedented autonomy through the independence to adapt it according to available resources. In addition, the pad offers high performance, unique comfort and ergonomics at an almost universally accessible low cost.