Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:


Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

UV-MONI / UV meter


Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Ultraviolet radiation, a possible cause of skin cancer, is strengthening each year owing to global warming. UV-MONI has been developed and designed as a portable ultraviolet monitor to help people monitor their exposure to these harmful rays when venturing outdoors. Resembling a colorful stopwatch, users can measure the strength of ultraviolet radiation emitted by simply pointing the device at the sun and pressing the button. The UV-MONI uses an international standard index, and data are displayed using one of five code colors – allowing for an intuitive understanding of ultraviolet measurements. One of the aims behind product development and design was to encourage a more visual approach to observing our everyday environment, and to increase awareness of environmental issues.

Client / Manufacturer

Geo design inc.

Geo design inc.
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan


GEO design Inc.

GEO design Inc.
Tokyo, Japan

Hiroaki Tanaka, Satoshi Ogitani, Ayako Yamamoto