21 octobre 2015

Lume, the coloured lampshade for smartphones

Lume, you have it in your pocket... Your smartphone is capable of emitting an infinitely programmable light. What if it was also the source of a poetry-filled nightlight?

par Matthieu Savary

Your smartphone emits an infinitely nuanced and programmable light. What if it became the ideal luminous source of a nightlight full of poetry? Create your own nightlight in 5 steps:

  1. Order your lampshade here: http://getlu.me or make your own by downloading the PDF template
  2. Download the application from the App Store or Google Play
  3. Create an account
  4. Confirm your email address by clicking on the link you receive
  5. Go to the app on your mobile!

In the shop!

The Lume Light by User Studio app is now available in stores and adapts to your smartphones or tablets: Apple App Store.

As for the lampshade itself, you can download it and build it yourself if you feel like doing some DIY. Or order it from our online shop. For all the info: http://getlu.me.

Lume, you have it in your pocket.

Your smartphone is capable of emitting an infinitely nuanced and nuanceable light... which is programmable.

Lume's very first prototype (early 2016)

What if it was also the source of a poetry-filled nightlight? That is the starting point. There's no need to create yet another #IoT object when the ultimate multi-task device in our pockets can do the job...

Where does it come from?

Lume is a realistic and 'thrifty' reworking of its predecessor Antipode. Not because of the low level of technology employed, but because Lume makes use of what many of us already have in our pockets and which is capable of diffusing complex and programmable light: a smartphone. Indeed, why not take advantage of it to use it as a light source for a poetry-filled nightlight? This is particularly appropriate in terms of use, and it is also a way for User Studio to propose a different way of thinking about future electronic products: a more economical, more ecological and more versatile design. Without sacrificing design on the altar of responsible development.

A beautiful lampshade is simple, it's good

 Google Cardboard (© Google)

Wood, tracing paper, mirror paper, cardboard frame. For this first prototype, like the famous Google Cardboard and many other projects in this vein, we wanted to focus on the clever use and beauty of simple materials. And their passiveness: they don't need to be stressed for them to fulfil their roles. We believe that the contribution of design is notably there: without falling into a dogmatic frugality, design also makes it possible to save on the use and manufacture of expensive, complex devices that are even impossible to recycle. In the age of the Internet of Things, the intelligence brought into the design by designers - whose job it is - is more decisive than ever.

Digital prototype

The first version of the application was developed for the iPhone. To work on this, we started by defining a graphic universe in order to reach agreement:

We very quickly produced the wireframes for the screens, then adapted the graphic universe to the home screen and more specifically

Home screen theme iterations

Creative furniture

Once set up, the animation runs for a specified time, using a pattern, animation and colours that are entirely determined by the user. We know that the ultimate take-up of a product depends on the ability of its most mature users to customise it, to adapt it for their own use. However, the Lume application offers already refined pre-settings for all those who do not feel like playing, who are discovering, etc. In terms of UX/UI, it looks like this:

Lume, first prototype from User Studio on Vimeo.


Application IOS App Store