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PSN Protective Shell / UV shield

PSN Protective Shell
PSN Protective Shell

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2021

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2021

This shield uses a green fluorescent protein to absorb ultraviolet light, and opens and closes like a bionic flower in response to the intensity of the UV index. When the UV light index is high, it acts as a pavilion providing shade. At night, when the UV index is low, it becomes an art installation that glows naturally. This design serves a dual purpose – practical and conceptual.

This concept creates a moment of well-being for people of all ages while at the same time helping to explain the need to change our ways of living.
Jury-Statement
We would like to express our gratitude to the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD jury for recognizing our design. We are honored to make a positive contribution to environmental awareness.
Winner Statement
University

National Taiwan University of

National Taiwan University of
Science and Technology
Taipei City, Taiwan

Chien-Hsun Chen,
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Hsiao-Yu Sun,
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology