Neatbox

A Smart Storage Box

In collaboration with River, a hybrid agency based in Stockholm, I worked for 4 weeks on how a mobile experience can improve the user's everyday life.

So we sat down in order to identify the most interesting problems that user face day to day. We found that most people have a bad experience when it comes to keeping things tidy. After thorough research and various iterations we came up with a solid product. Neatbox, a smart storage box, that knows what you put in in and what you take away. Making it easier than ever to keep track of your things.

  • Type: Mobile

  • Partner: River

  • Role: Art direction, Design, Strategy

  • Date: 2015

Neatbox

The space you need

Clutter is distracting and research confirms that it can actually affect our ability to focus. By putting things to where they belong we are clearing away the visible mess and creating a perfectly clean space for the person we are becoming. That is why we want to launch Neatbox, the space you need to put your things in order by relieving users of the burden of excess and unessential. Neatbox knows exactly what you are storing and help you find what you need at the right time. Including time for yourself.

Deep learning

We wanted to create a smart box that was accessible for everyone. So, we needed to keep the boxes simple in hardware and make use of the current technology to develop a strong and consistent service. After mapping around this idea we realised that we should base our concept in deep neural networks. This technology allows Neatbox to identify the things that you put in without having to describe them, by just image recognition.


ONE PICTURE. NO WORDS NEEDED.
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Keep track of your things

Neatbox will help users find their stuff immediately. Once you get a Neatbox, you are ready to go by just syncing Neatbox with our easy-to-use app via Bluetooth. Neatbox will automatically record its last location, also giving you the option to alert a concrete Neatbox for an easy access and identification.


STOP THE MESS. FIND YOUR STUFF RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT IT.
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Smart suggestions

Pretty strong concept so far, but where's the twist? Neatbox also learns from the things you store and give you personal suggestions according to the weather and history of the item. So the search engine becomes richer and smoother. Just by looking for snow boots, you get suggestions on other items if it's snowing outside and also recommendations to recycle something that has been stored for a long time.


NATURALLY SMART. DON'T MISS A THING EVER AGAIN.
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Proximity lights

Neatbox led lights are designed for two main reasons. Firstly, to make it easy to see what is stored inside of Neatbox and secondly, to identify a specific Neatbox among others. By using our app you can alert a Neatbox that contains the item you're looking for and as soon as you find your things, Neatbox will turn the lights off.

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