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BIUM / Wi-Fi router

BIUM
BIUM

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2019

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2019

'BIUM’ means ‘emptiness’ in Korean, which symbolizes and visualizes the spirit of Buddhism. I noticed the problem of 21st century that people are overloaded too much by digital environment, so I tried to make emptiness in their daily life by Wi-Fi router. For being unconnected to the digital world and clear useless stuffs in mind, this Wi-Fi router is turned off by itself periodically for a moment. And I called this situation 'Black out'. Inspired from incense, BIUM visualizes emptiness with lighting. By designing Wi-Fi router as a interior lighting, users can be given feedback on their data usage easily in daily life.

I will take this award as a turning point in my student life to go to next level, and keep moving on studying how to make a better tomorrow for people.
Winner Statement
University

Kookmin University

Kookmin University
Seoul, South Korea

Jong Hoon Yoon,
Kookmin University

University

Kookmin University

Kookmin University
Seoul, South Korea