Raincloud tells you whether it’s going to rain in the next few hours near its current location. By simply glancing across the room, you’ll know what the weather will be – no need to look at your smartphone.
Raincloud is a calmer, more considered integration of technology and data in the home. Instead of requiring active interaction, we are interested in single-purpose objects providing information as part of the environment.
One of the questions we’re exploring is what is the right amount of functionality for a single-purpose product.
We’re also interested in an approach to hardware that is environmentally conscious. A circular model would decrease landfill and dormant tech products. But, are people willing to subscribe to a piece of hardware as opposed to owning it?