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Muuun: smart smoke detector

Detection system

The award-winning muuun is the next generation smart smoke and carbon monoxide detection system. The muuun works seamlessly at all times, creating a safe home.

The goal for the muuun project was to design a more human and interior design oriented look, while still communicating its smartness and assuring sufficient airflow to the sensor.

Sleek design

User friendly

Fits in every interior

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Minimalistic design

The muuun does not attract attention, but is clearly visible and easy to use when interaction is required. Since we aimed for the overall aesthetic to be very minimalistic, it was important to invest time in getting the details right. Well-chosen surface structures, color combinations, grid patterns, light effects and pleasant user interaction.

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Iterative design process

We provided design research and trends insights on smart home devices and developed the design strategy for muuun. The design process of muuun was very iterative. We were constantly building, refining and improving the product on the playing field of design vision, technical possibilities and safety requirements.

User experience

When users need to push a button on the muuun, which is hanging on the ceiling, we didn‘t want them reach for a small button while standing on a chair, so we made the whole device into a button. This improved the user experience and helps maintaining the minimalistic look and feel.

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Motion and airflow

In order to assure that muuun is always powered, we designed a safety mechanism that prevents the user from closing the device if the batteries are not installed correctly. The grid pattern of the device is also subjected to several technical and safety requirements as it is where the smoke passes through to reach the sensors. We created a pattern that is both aesthetically appealing and communicates motion and airflow, as if the muuun is actively scanning for smoke.

''We have faced some technological challenges and were bound by requirements which could not be changed due to regulations. We are happy our collaboration with Spark was really successful.''

Aleksandras Juodakis

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ELDES Alarms