# 2016



Turn unwanted phones into movie projectors

Box-jector is a low-cost, low-energy smartphone projector. The design consists of an easy to assemble box containing a lens for the magnification and projection of images displayed on the smartphone. In addition, the box is equipped with a solar panel for charging the phone in environments without electricity. Box-jector also offers an element of service design by proposing a platform for collecting used smartphones, pre-loading them with educational content, and distributing them, together with Box-jector, to schools in developing countries.


  • Jae Yeon Ju

    Jae Yeon Ju

    KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

    The three designers were graduate students from KAIST, South Korea with a different field of major including Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering. They gathered with the same interest focused on philanthropic design in order to contribute each individual’s talent for creating a better world. They put strong emphasis on solving serious world problems including educational issues in developing countries by using excessive products as appropriate technology that are not valued by people in developed countries. In addition, they wanted their design to be encouraging sustainable interaction among people from both developed countries and developing countries by motivating them to communicate continuously. Based on these values, Box-Jector, a service design project had an intention of creating a humanitarian social impact in a global aspect.more

  • Soyoung Kim
  • Kyuyoung Kim

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