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PROJECT OVERVIEW JAN 2012
LESS SYRINGES IN THE STREETS - 24 HOURS
SWOP November 2011
MAIN PURPOSE 1) Minimize the ammount of syringes in the streets. naional/ international. 2) Minimize the risk of infections. Easy acces to clean tools 24 hours a day 3) A healthier, cleaner, efficient environment that motivates social interaction. First visual draft and thoughts behind the automat. Yellow colour is important to draw attention to the risk of infections. (Tip from the city council and what they use in the health sector)Shape could also be organic. English noun: swop Touchscreen, vision system, green energy, solar cells. 1. swop: an equal exchange
DEFINITION OF SWOPBOX English verb: swop or swap
HEIGHT: 150 CM
1. swop: exchange or give (something) in exchange for
Needle intake DRAWER OF RETURNS
roved by DESIGN app tect city archi
WIDE: 40 CM
The idea for a waste solution occurs. Fact finding and field research.
MARTS 2009 NOV 2009
The project Swopbox is founded as a solution to the needle waste problem in Vesterbro.
APRIL JUNI SEP OKT DEC JAN
SWOPKIT 1 and 2(intravenous and smokers) are developed in collaboration with the Danish Drug User Association.
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2011
Mayor Klaus Bondam likes the project and recommend it to the Centre for Environment. SWOPBOX is approved by the City of Copenhagen. 2-3 machines in a trial period of 6 months. Design approved by the head city architect (City hall) Technological Institute donates 150,000 kr. to the development of the vision system. Mediq and SWOPBOX develop SWOPKIT 1 out of sustainable and green materials. Swopbox is founded as a company. SWOPBOX starts a collaboration with Innovation Center Copenhagen Workshop in collaboration Danish design school (25 international students)
Copenhagen drug specialist, doctor Peter Ege supports the project.
CIID (design school) and SWOPBOX collaborate on the development of prototype.
Event shows that the idea works. 3500 used needles purchased in 4 days.
DEC 2011 JAN 2012
Mayor Mikkel Warming and Ayfer Baykal show interest in the project and a meeting will be arranged. Deputy Prime Minister Margaret Vestager presents the book `Innovative thinking in urban areas`. Feat Swopbox
ORGANIZATION & CORPORATE STRUCTURE SWOPBOX, was created as SMBA company i dec 2010. SWOPBOX is currently a 3 person company, whit following responsabillaty areas: MICHAEL TOFTMANN SCHMIDT technique / engineer
ALLAN HYLBECH CHRISTENSEN Sales/ creative development
TANIA MARIA HENNEBERG Graphic design
TARGET GROUPS: We are working with 2 main target groups; A) - drug users in the streets / mainly heroin addicts.
- users in general, who needs 24 hours access to clean “tools”. The swopbox will also minimize the lines in front of the local drug stores or pharmacies. 24 hours unlimited acces to clean tools reduces infections and fixing related injurys.
- national & internationaly in every city tha has a high consentration of drug users. SWOPBOX is designed to help drug user to safely despose needles and at the same time help the city caretakers.
Swopbox can be considered both as a service and a product. It’s a service primary aimed at drug users and the city council because the machine; 1) reduces syringes in the streets. 2) reduces the risk of infection: hepatitis and HIV - both for residents and drug users -and ensures 24-hour access to clean tools. 3) We give a solution which make people happy.
Properties associated with the machine in relation to other machines: In addition to the traditionelle machines with condoms, tampax, etc. Swopbox should be a self driven “garbage collector” and ensure fewer syringes in the street. It is an anonymous online machine. Vision System. Innovative design.
Swopbox value as Organization: Organization attributes:
We have developed an innovative design solution to a welfare problem. Swopbox offers a solution to a problem which is very topical and creates both a coverage of functional needs and emotional value. We work closely with focus groups and people in and from the environment.
The whole idea behind SWOPBOX occurred on a walk through the heaviest user environment in Copenhagen Vesterbro. The machine has export potential and is designed to work globally
Users must have a sense of security when using the machine. This experience will also be a private experience and fast. It is important that the machine works as follows, this is known as an anonymous reliable machine.
Swopbox/ symbol: Product/service:
Reliable, stable. Aesthetic. Innovative. Multi Tools. Information Source. Sustainable materials / green machine. Healthy and clean environment. “Cool” machine. Scandinavian / Danish deisgn.
Urban areas where the needle waste is a problem and drug users go to buy and use drugs. The machine can be placed anywhere because the machine is mounted on its own foundation. The machine is placed centrally, however discreetly to ensure user privacy.
News bullitin, electronic media and direct contact with partners and collaborators. Innovative, new solutions, new approach to old problems saving on health care costs, soft valuesâ€‹â€‹, popular approach
INTERNAL VALUES DESIGN
External core values: Reduce waste on Vesterbro /suburbian areas / international. Helping users at the user level, both access to new tools and reduce risk of infection. We work with all interested units and all input is welcome. Functional, rational, fact-based values. We provide the solution to a problem. Internal values: Give old needles value as we know it from bottles and cans. A serious and well-functioning product for the city. We solve a waste problem - which simultaneously helps drug users. To reduce health care costs for a group of vulnerable citizens. Including Hepatitis, HIV and fixin related injuries. Users must feel comfortable with the product. Happier and satisfied residents in Vesterbro. A healthier and optimistic city culture. No politicals positions / propaganda are involved in our work. Those who will support the project are welcome, regardless of who and where they come from. We alone measure SWOPBOX success at the indicated trial period through statistics and feedback. The idea behind the product and design requirements: Design to improve life. Reliable, aesthetic, vandal-proof and innovative multi-tool. Nanotechnology, solar energy, vision system and technological user interface. . Kit: SWOPBOX kit is made from biodegradable recycled materials.