In German, “anderswo” means “elsewhere,” and this collection of three products supports outdoor enthusiasts in their efforts to discover what “else” nature offers—and go “where” they want to go—in a way that’s both technologically advanced and entirely intuitive.
Created for my final-year project at Trier University of Applied Sciences, this project was recognized with the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award, the Outdoor Industry Award and the Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz, and was nominated for Germany’s prestigious national young-talent award, Designpreis Deutschland.
Panorama Helmet 360°
This combination climbing helmet and digital camera allows outdoor enthusiasts to capture photos anywhere. The camera responds to voice commands, moving around the head on a sliding carriage. Single photos, as well as 360° panoramas, can be taken and viewed on the integrated visor display. The user can also attach voice memos to each image—turning the helmet into a multimedia travel diary. This device is completely hands-free, ensuring that the user always has the environment in sight, and can collect photos even when climbing.
This kayak comes with an integrated tent, allowing kayakers to set up camp wherever they choose, on land or water. The attached stabilizers keep the kayak steady, and the collapsible neoprene seat can be moved to the rear to allow the kayaker to stretch out. A pull-wire system inside the cockpit lets the user pitch a tent without difficulty, and a warning light signals nearby shipping traffic. allowing the kayaker to enjoy a safe and exceptional rest anywhere.
This wristband is a mobile energy station that allows users to power all their portable electronic equipment (e.g., signal lamp, and helmet camera). The wristband itself is powered by kinetic generators: hand and arm motion during outdoor sports sets the generators in motion, providing enough power to keep the user’s device batteries charged. No power outlet—or even sunlight—is necessary.
Client: Trier University of Applied Sciences
Services: Concept, design and 3-D visualization