Thanks to Soom, you can sleep peacefully even if your phone is still connected


Soom is a connected base, it is associated with an app that allows you to shut down your smartphone’s waves while remaining connected. This new technology will enable you to sleep quietly. Soom has been designed during a one-week workshop.

What have I done you ask ?

Branding, Service design, UI/UX

Partners: Adrien Mascunan & Léo Léger
Date: June 2015
Client: Student project

5 days, one connected object


Having no client, we took the liberty the request had to offer. We had to be insightful to find a theme and quickly identify the problem.

Understanding the limits

The process

We choose « the sleep » as a theme. We have done some watch, this step allowed us to bring out ideas.

Throughout the project we worked closely with developers. This multiplicity of skills allowed a real benefit
in the progress of the project, so it helped us to know what it was possible to realize or not in the given time.

Our process

Contextual inquiry

This research step is very important to better understand this area.

Following these steps, we exchanged and organized a discussion time to define the important points of our watch and define axes.

The number



Looking more closely at the information concerning our smarphone’s eletromagnetic waves, we have came to the conclusion that 75% of the young people keep their mobile phones on, either on a bedside table or under their pillow to stay connected while sleeping. In France, the smartphone is one of the most popular alarm clocks (29%) and mostly in the 15-29 age group (51%).

Research tracks​

A modular interface

Soom is divided in 4 major functionalities. An app will enable you to affiliate a specific functionality on each of these 3 different uses, wich are:

  • Shutting down your smartphone’s wave
  • Charging your smartphone’s battery
  • Launching music on a bluetooth speaker

The technique

How does it work?

Once you start using Soom’s associated app you can choose what functionality you want to use your connected base for.
Soom uses NFC technology to communicate with your device. When you plug in your smartphone, it is for one or many specific uses. This wireless technology has a radius of action of a few millimeters, so it has no harmful effect on your sleep and your brain

3D prototyping

First of all, we have designed a stylish, natural and functional design for Soom, in order to enable this connected base to welcome your smartphone in the best conditions. And then the material version of Soom finally came to life


Animated interface

What comes right after 3D?