Page 1


Hello! My name is Judit Boros, I consider myself a self-motivated and team-oriented visual artist, designer and new media fan with a keen eye for business development, international relations, and innovation design possibilities. In this portfolio you can find some of my former and latest works from my university studies and from my researches at Kitchen Budapest. It is a mix of industrial design projects, interior designs, service concepts and examples of the research work. A diverse selection of my personal favorites. My online portfolio with a wider range of my works can be found at -->

Budapest University of Tehcnology and Economics *industrial design engineering BSc

Penninghen - École supérieure de design, d’art graphique et d’architecture intérieure *Erasmus scholarship @ Paris/France

Ghyczy Selection design furniture manufacturer * internship @ Swalmen, Holland


furniture design

interior graphics

engineering '06



Politecnico di Milano *PSSD - Product-Service-System Design MSc

Kitchen Budapest - medialab *researcher

POLIMI thesis

KIBU service

research DIY





This chart represents my projects in “the big picture�. I organized my work in several cathegories, tagged them and visualized them by the percentage.


Communicating flower. Twitter, microblog or SMS, it does’n matter.

Talking Flower design, DIY, social A microcontroller driven communication tool for plants. Uses an online database to identify the needs of the choosen plant, and collects realtime data like soil and air humidity, light and temperature. Talking Flower sends us the plant’s needs in short messages through gsm, microblog and e-mail. It has a small screen and a speaker for direct notifications. Connecting to a computer via USB its personality, display and sound can be configured like an avatar. Talking Flower was presented @ Art’n Science Night, CHB / Berlin / 06. 2010 participating people: Judit Boros (design & project management) Márton András Juhász (hardware, initiator) Lajos Tóth (software) László Kiss, Zsolt Korai and Ágoston Nagy (sounds) 2010 @ Kitchen Budapest

The first prototype was made on a sunny afternoon in March 2009. After many appearances the concept and the design both became finer. The latest version of it was realized in a 3D printed casing with individually designed and manufactured circuitry.

The measured data is sent to the Talking Flower forum that is also a plant database and a social site.

Two conductive threads to measure the electromagnetic signals from the wet ground, wich are specific to the plant and to its surroundings. There are also light, temperature and humidity sensors in it.

A tiny bean-bodied hero, carrying a modern-day message in a bottle, and also connecting literature and new media.

Poem Bean design, DIY, social, web The Poem Bean is a silly little gadget communicating in an oldschool way – with Morse code. It is blessed with a poetic soul and has an eager thirst for knowledge. Like a tiny new media hero, it carries a modern-day message in a bottle, spreading good-luck and charm to every Beanholder. You can store a poem or any personal message in your bean. Push the Bean’s belly so that the LED eye starts blinking the encoded poem or the (secret) message in Morse code. If you know Morse code, just read out the hidden message. If you are unfamiliar with Morse code, visit the Bean’s website –> There you will find a bean-translating application which helps you to decode the Bean easily or to teach it a new poem/message. The bean was exhibited @ Pixelache Festival 2010 – Helsinki / Finland participating people: Lajos Tóth (firmware) Eszter Ozsvald (bean panther) Márton András Juhász (hardware) Judit Boros (design and project management) The bean webpage was developed by Zoli, Krisztián & Dani, graphics by Judit & Zoli. 2010 @ Kitchen Budapest

You don’t need to download or install anything, just follow the guidelines of the web application. You can even hack it! Practically speaking the Bean-language means projecting and detecting light-signs based on the universal Morse code.

You can control your Bean by clicking on it, which means pushing the Bean’s belly.


reading the bean - quick reading the bean - slow bean-learning bean-to-bean teaching stop

The Bean has two eyes; the lightreading eye and the blinking eye. The Bean uses the “lightreading eye” for learning messages and the “blinking eye” for communicating those.

Lightreading eye

Blinking eye

In order to find out the Bean’s message or to teach a poem/message to the Bean the easiest way to use the Beanary application is on

Beans also can share their knowledge when one is in learning mode and the other one is in bean-teaching mode.

Hydroponic plant growing and fish-developing device

Plantus Thesis project at BUTE (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) research, engineering, DIY The goal of my thesis was to design an eco-kitchen product and its surrounding that calls the attention to eco-conscious way of living and consuming, and gives high priority to up to date technical possibilities. Plantus is a self-supporting system for growing plants, herbs and vegetables using nutrient solutions without soil, caters fish (also consumables) and disposes a separated sprouting unit. As indoor equipment it can be used as a space divider set, as well. Plantus is interactive, communicates with the customer and completes today’s kitchen to make it a real eco-tech part of a 21st century household. Plantus project is the result of the co-operation of BUTE and Kitchen Budapest with the help of András Szalai, dr. Manuéla Lukács, Márton András Juhász, Melinda Sipos, Péter Grob and Zoltán Csík-Kovács. Tutor: Dr Katalin Máthé (Department of Machine and Product Design, BUTE) 2009 @ Kitchen Budapest & Budapest University of Techn. and Econ.

planting unit

sprouting unit fish unit The modular units can be configured by personal preferences, in an open, expandable and self-supported system.



level sensor




central microcontroller

humidity sensor light sensor

Find new friends on the farm! Sign up, meet up, and eat up.

Farm Friends: social picnic service, social, DIY Design for Services applied to DIY leisure: our main task was to design solutions that can inspire and help the people to self-organize recreational activities in the green. The project aims to be implemented by the Nutrire Milano (~Feeding Milan) program which is working for reconnecting the city and the surrounding agricultural areas by effective and innovative solutions. --> During the work, with the help of the farmers of Cascina di Mezzo, we were deeply analysing the context and used different techniques and tools (storytelling, storyboarding and representation tools) to develop our design scenario and than prototyped our idea. Farm Friends is a great way to meet new people at Casina Di Mezzo in Parco Agricolo di Sud Milano. To participate, people have to join a picnic group on Meetup and participate in fun activities. After attending a couple of pinics, they will become a Farm Friend to host their own picnic and they will be invited to special events of the Cascina. Polimi members: Prasad Bhadke, Judit Boros, Yaprak Büyükteoman Parsons members: Bland Hoke, Benjamin Winter Professors: Prof.ssa Anna Meroni, Prof. François Jegou, Prof.ssa Francesca Piredda 2011 @ PSSD, Politecnico di Milano

1. Discover the service

2. Find your way

3. Meeting , eating and enjoying

4. Experiencing and interacting

5. Dismantling, concluding and repeating.

Organize your moments in space & time.

Quo vadis? design Wall-space organizer that creates an actual reference in space and allows the user to visualize important locations or moments within a specific townscape. Made by chemical etching, the map-structure of the thin stainless steel sheet formes clips and pins and holes. Applicable to any city or geographical point. Our team chose cities by personal reasons, this way I made the map of Budapest, narrowed down to the cetral, downtown area, which represents the core of Budapest. Use it for: *organize your moments, *visualize your people, *map your moves, *mark your likes. Quo Vadis team: Judit Boros (for Budapest), Giselle ChajĂ­n (for Bogota), Vana Coleman (for Milan), Eli DeBerti (for Dublin) Professors: Prof. Norman McNally, Prof.ssa Ilaria Marelli, Prof. Claudio Bellotti 2011 @ PSSD, Politecnico di Milano

CUCI.MI service, social, design Milano is a city full of fashionistas who are constantly trying to express themselves to the public with cutting edge style. Unfortunately it can be quite difficult for a young person to be fashion forward on a budget. CUCI.MI is a space where people can go to develop and customize their own style without the designer price. CUCI.MI is a retail experience like no other where young fashionista can buy simple basic clothing and sewing accesories and then costmize anything using D.I.Y. equipment all under one roof, where customers can: *shop, *find inspiartion, *create, *communicate, *...relax The project was made for GDOWEEK’s Think Tank competiton and was selected as a finalist. –> The future of retail: CUCI.MI group: Judit Boros, Arthur Carlucci, Giselle Chajín, Vana Coleman, Elisabetta DeBerti, Brian Plaum Professors: Prof.ssa Luisa Collina, Prof. Fabio Di Liberto, Prof.ssa Valentina Auricchio, Prof. Clino Trini Castelli 2011 @ PSSD, Politecnico di Milano



Via Dal Verme 20159 Milano info@cuci.mi

I am a member!

I am

Via Dal Verme 32. I am a member! 20159 Milano Italia info@cuci.mi 00393400562440

r! embe am

e 32. o Italia 00393400562440

. e 32 2440 Verm Italia 0056 o Dal Via 9 Milan 003934 2015 uci.mi @c info




Ego + Sum = This is Me!

This is Me! service, social, web, research We have talked a lot about the questions of online identity, but somehow we always got stuck at one burning question: how can we decide about information on the web whether is relevant to a certain person? We often search for people on the internet. If we search for a person’s name we will have to choose from hits to find the right website that is relevant to that person It is relatively easy to find a famous person, but it could be a real pain to find someone not that well-known which is true to the majority of the population. Why do we have to pair the website with the person when we have searched for it? The best person to decide whether a website is relevant to someone or not is obviously the person who is searched for. In an ideal situation it is me who knows the best if any information on the web is about me or not. That is exactly what This is Me! is for. A person is identified by the personal information (e-mail address, Facebook ID, Open ID). The relevant websites can be validated by approving a website, or by clicking the This is Me! plug-in button on the search engine. participating people: Judit Boros, Attila Bujdosó, Bálint Ferenczi, Attila Nemes Still a concept. 2010 @ Kitchen Budapest

Sample works - Portfolio  

In this portfolio you can find some of my former and latest works from my university studies and from my researches at Kitchen Budapest. It...