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GERMAINVERBRACKEL


I AM

PEOPLE

I create for and with people. I am ­always ­providing a user ­centered ­design to ­answer real needs and to create ­reliable ­solutions.

PROCESS

From ideation to ­project development, i manage the design process. Each step has to be well-oiled to obtain a complete solution.

ELECTRON

BEAUTY

ENERGY

From France to ­India, from TATA to NOKIA and from Healthcare to Automotive, i am a free electron able to fit any situation.

In my projects, i ­inject emotions and ­empathy for users by giving meanings to products and ­technologies.

I am always ­motivated and optimistic. I still believe that ­design can change and improve our world but only if you dare!


I DO


- FINALIST 2013

3F


3F

Shape changing, smart vacuum cleaner. The name of this appliance 3F stands for Form Follows Function. This is an ­appropriate name, since the ­physical body of this vacuum cleaner can change form and expand to suit the task ­required. The inspiration for this product ­comes from ­ballet dancing: while at work it r­ esembles a skirt, ­floating gracefully over your floor. Whether used in c­ ompact or wide mode, it is a vacuum cleaner providing ­efficiency, smartness and ­empathy to the user. 3F will not only save you time and space, but will also surround you with cleanliness and ­fragrant scents of your choice.

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AVA


AVA

The smart cover Nowadays, people have d ­ ifferent ­virtual ­status on ­ social networks linked to their physical ­activities or moods. With AVA, the user changes his ­virtual status on social networks by ­physically ­interacting with his ­smartphone. By ­moving down/up his phone, he will t­ranslate his status like Busy/Available and so his phone mode as Vibrate/Ringtone. This smart shell improves our efficiency, our ­productivity and give a new i­ nteraction with our smartphones. AVA works in the same time with its ­application which syncronizes status of ­ different social ­networks. It uses the built-in a­ccelerometer and/or gyroscope of smartphones to ­ ­ translates the ­inclinaisons of the phone into status ­changements. AVA transformes your phone in your ­AVAtar by being a bridge between ­physical and virtual.

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AVA r is you l a c i s y ph avatar.

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Networks

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60,6mm (IPhone 5)

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Metal piece: -Branding -Durability (Pivot zone) Shell in TPU Rough 足surface for a better grip.

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TANDEM


TANDEM The splittable helmet

Two wheelers are ubiquitious in s­ ubtropical areas. They are ­ representing the main ­conveniance. Unfortunately, there is a lack of helmet due to contextual and e­ conomic reasons. T ­ andem is a multiple answer to these needs. The solution has been to create another helmet by dividing the helmet with a male part and a female part, thus giving some ­protection to the passenger. Parts of helmet are nested one inside the other. This notion of “sharing” provoques empathy, by ­sharing protection, it creates ­mutual trust and a better driving experience with a ­notion of ­equality. “If you share risks : Share ­protections”. It can also be worn without its male part to ­support the hot ­contextual weather. Tandem will also fit at any size and any ages. M ­ oreover, it adds a hand free system in where you can slide your phone into a pocket.

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TONGUE


TONGUE Give appetit for life

The artificial feeding is the process of f­ eeding a patient through a tube intravenously (­Parenteral ­nutrition) or directly to the ­stomach (Enteral ­nutrition). People affected by Cancer, Crohn’s ­disease and CVA (Cerebral Vascular Accidents) are the main ­target audiance for this artificial ­feeding. The artificial alimentation doesn’t go through ­sensory ­receptors. Therefore, the person doesn’t feel the taste, the flavor. During the feeding ­period, patients tend to lose their appetite. The ­patient is passive and lose his humanity. Senses are all that are to do with us humans. The ­artificial feeding is lived as a diminution. The « Tongue » is a product which emits fl ­ avors of aliments for artificially fed people. It works in a n ­ otion of equality and humanity for those in need. The question I tried to answer in this ­project is “how to give back sensations to people in ­artificial ­feeding?” My wish is not just to sate physical needs like appetite but also ­psychological needs like hope and desires, by giving to the user choices on his life, to help him overcoming the disease. My goal is to restore a human status by giving him the ­capacity to sense again.

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