Air Free

A self-moving, smart and simple way to breathe

Air Free

how can we design a smart air purifier that represents NEST Brand?

Nest Air Free was a project developed in 2016, which started with the idea of using smart product to help the  issues of air pollution .

Clean and fresh air is essential to a good living. However, According to the Environment Protection Agency, the air we breathe indoors can be five times more polluted than the outside air. As our air quality continues to worsen, the adoption of air purifiers at home and work places has been accelerating rapidly. Home appliances are getting smart and so are air purifiers.
Nest, a pioneer of home automation, sees opportunities in this rapidly growing market and is interested in the possibility of extending their product line.

The goal of this project is to develop a design proposal for next generation smart air purifier for NEST in 14 weeks.

The Invisible Need

how can only
one
air purifier
serve a family that has
four
two
one
one
people
bedrooms
living room
study room
based on your demand
AIR FREE
MOVES CLEVERLY
AIR FREE
knowS where it
should go
base on your habits and your time
schedule along with changing the air
quality in different rooms.
AIR FREE
moves
intuitively
based on the layout of your home

Smart and Simple

Control the air quality from anywhere

Your phone is your remote. You can use it to turn your Air Free on, off, and switch modes.  Air Free also allows you to monitor home air quality from your phone at any time. Create schedules, switch to Night mode, and more. Nest products are made to work together. They can even work with the nest thermostats, smoke detector and other products in your home. 

AIR FREE
LISTENS TO YOUR EVERY COMMAND
no matter where your location is
AIR FREE
Learns you
giving special attention for those you care the most while maintaining a peaceful night sleep
easy to control
only one button, you can control everything.
easy to control
you can just talk to it

Work together

Make you a nest home

Nest products are made to work together. Air Free can work with Nest smoke detectors and other products in your home. If your Nest smoke detectors senses smoke or carbon monoxide, Nest Air Free will automatically drive to that area and start to clean the air.

work TOGETHER
connect with other NEST products

About the purification

360° triple-layer filter design

The 360° cylindrical filter takes in air from every direction more efficiently.
The Primary filter will filtrate dust, hair and other larger floating particles. Activated carbon filter removes formaldehyde, odor and smoke. EPA filter traps PM 2.5, PM0.3, pollen and other particles.

                        Primary Filter
                        Activated Carbon Filter
               EPA Filter

Ux/ Ui design

Research

Research team: Kui Cai, Nathaniel Valdivia, Tanmay Mhatre, Anne Gagnon

Development

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