Current Issue with traveling
As the popularity of sharing accommodation such as Airbnb has been increased over years, the population of travelers also has been growing globally. While traveling overseas became incredibly accessible, there are some problems that travelers have faced during the trips such as language barrier and cultural difference which make people hesitate to travel or lead to unpleasant experience.
Let's meet Airbnb Home
Airbnb home assists both a host and a guest. Airbnb home will provide a service to facilitate seamless communication and enhance the elevated experience for both a host and a guest while it reduces the stress and the risk that both parties commonly encounter. For the host, Airbnb home provides a customizable check-in & out system, house manual that utilizes AR and lastly a customizable guidebook for guest. For the guest, the information the host provides will be translated into his language preference.
Carry the excitement with you
The form was inspired by an airplane window because looking out the window in an airplane can be emotionally highlighted moment and memorable when people are about to start their new adventures. My intention with the design was to have people carry and experience the same feeling when they walk into a new Airbnb house.
Airbnb Home is here to assists you
After making a lot of physical prototypes, I decided to move on with the rounded form with slightly curved back. The soft curved form was designed to give a sense of inviting and calming to people and allow the device easily blend into cozy home space. The curves around the edge create small space for fingers so it is easy to pick up and hold on to the device.
Because guests often have difficulty with using appliances or devices at home due to a language barrier, sometimes hosts undergo a situation where they need to fix or replace some of their properties. Real-time translate feature helps guests with translating foreign languages on devices to utilize the things they need and reduce the risk of damaging property.
Easy to charge and store the device
Airbnb home consists of the main device and the charger that can be installed on a wall. When the device is not in use, normally it leaves on the charging dock and a user can remove it from the charger as they need. The wireless charging dock is convenient to use and it can be installed anywhere the user desire with few steps. It also indicates when the device is charging.