Credit: CIID Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (DK)

CIID Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (DK)


Sharon Hsienpu Chen, James Zho

No matter how environmentally friendly our lifestyle is, our very existence—literally every breath we take—contributes to emitting CO2 into the atmosphere. Spiritum is a concept for a wearable filter that’s designed to be our constant companion in everyday life and to help us reduce our CO2 emissions. It captures the air we exhale and withdraws the carbon dioxide from it before it escapes into the atmosphere. Spiritum exists in a society where reducing our carbon footprint is a necessity. Carbon-conscientious individuals can choose to filter the carbon dioxide from their breath before releasing it into the air.

Future Self Mirror

Andreas Refsgaard, Line Birgitte Borgersen, Manu Dixit and Riccardo Cereser

How will we look in six months if we keep up at our current rate as far as diet, dental hygiene and sports are concerned? Who’ll we see in the mirror a year from today?  These questions still have to be answered with “Haven’t the foggiest,” but students at CIID are already working on a more visionary concept. The smart Future Self Mirror is designed to enable us to gaze into the future of our physical development.

Instead of raw data or abstract predictive diagrams, the Augmented Reality data tracker shows us an impressively realistic image of our future self. Maintain, increase or reduce body weight with our current eating habits? Is our dental hygiene regimen satisfactory or are we heading straight for discoloration and cavities? Regardless of what the smart mirror on the wall says, it’s definitely a great motivator—to change our ways or to stay the course of our dietary, tooth-brushing and exercise practices.

Window to the World

Toyota Motor Europe (TME)

An automobile’s windshield only had to be transparent and shatterproof heretofore. But now, “Window to the World” manifests a futuristic vision of mobility in which the glass front panel separating the passenger compartment from the world extends an invitation to a new form of interaction between inside and outside. The pane becomes an interface that moves driving beyond transportation and makes the car a vehicle for entertainment, play and information.

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and CIID collaboratively developed a speculative concept in which the safety glass becomes a touchscreen, and Augmented Reality gives the outside world a voice. Window to the World informs passengers about things worth seeing in and knowing about their immediate surroundings, and thus interrelates those inside with the outside. Plus, you can create drawings on the glass’ interior surface that then react to the scenery rushing past and thus develop a life of their own.