Raincloud

Subtly telling you whether it’s going to rain.

Raincloud tells you whether it’s going to rain in the next few hours near its current location.

By simply glancing across the room, you’ll know what the weather will be – no need to take out your smartphone!

raincloud rain forecast object thomas buchanan
raincloud rain forecast object thomas buchanan

Single-purpose objects

Raincloud is an on-going project exploring a calmer, more considered integration of technology and data in the home. Instead of requiring active interaction, we’re interested in single-purpose objects providing information as part of the environment.

One of our questions is about the right amount of functionality for a single-purpose product.

Subscription hardware

We’re also interested in an approach to hardware that is environmentally conscious. A circular model would decrease landfill and dormant tech products.

But, are people willing to subscribe to a piece of hardware as opposed to owning it?

raincloud rain forecast object thomas buchanan
raincloud rain forecast object thomas buchanan

“Ei usu dolores detraxit repudiandae, ea postea neglegentur pri, qui in saperet noluisse moderatius. Et per homero quodsi. Nec ad reque putant percipitur. Ex inani prompta eum.”

LORUM IPSUM, LORUM FROM IPSUM

Date

Current

Client

None. Founded startup.

Partners

Martin Charlier
Devraj Joshi

Role

A bit of everything…

Exhibited at

The Good Home at the Digital Catapult Centre, V&A Digital Design Weekend during London Design Festival.