What does the future of cycling look like? Everyday more people take to the road. Some of it is because it’s good for us. It’s also fashionable. And cities are looking to unclog their streets. But others still need to be convinced.
At Handmade, a very small team of us came together to pitch some ideas to our local friends at VanMoof Bicycles. VanMoof is on the cutting edge of cycling tech and style trends. Our work focused on themes of safety, security, style and convenience. After just a couple weeks of ideation, we invited the VanMoof team over to the Handmade office to start a conversation of how we could help.
Connected Bike Concepts
Principal Product Designer
Concept Design, UX, Art Direction
DO MORE WITH LESS. WITH A FEW LEDs, GIVE CRITICAL INFO WITHOUT DISTRACTING.
A BIKE ALERT TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Adaptive signaling which lets unsafe driver’s know you are there.
Programmable gloves so you can keep your hands where they should be.
AN APP THAT KEEPS YOUR BIKE AT IT’S BEST
Leave your bike where it is for a bike doctor to come to it. Come back later to a fixed bike.
Handlebar Display — With just a few LEDs, show valuable information like risky intersections or turn-by-turn navigation.
Adaptive Signaling — Your bike detects bad driving and reacts with defensive lighting.
Brains in a Bell — Detachable smart assistant displays weather reports, location-based reminders, fitness goals, and more.
Bike Doctor — Bike trouble on your commute in the city? Leave your bike and have a mechanic come fix it.
Biking Gloves — With simple gestures these gloves can perform programmable actions.
After coming up with the ideas, we invited the VanMoof team to our offices to start a conversation.