Node One


Unobtrusive computing

DADI, which stands for Decentralised Architecture for a Democratic Internet, is a peer-to-peer network owned by the people, shifting the balance of computational power away from large corporations. The Node One is the second in a series of products, following the Founding Node, that will host the DADI network—offering users the ability to sell processing power and cloud storage capacity to the peer-to-peer network. For us, embracing limitations and restrictions creates a strong product narrative. The Node One does just that. The device needs to be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with unrestricted efficiency. Due to this, we have created an unapologetic yet simplistic aesthetic. This outlook also lends itself to being stored anywhere within the home or office. We vented almost every surface for maximum efficiency and to allow other items to be stored near-by, without prohibiting the ventilation.

Design Strategy
Industrial Design
Product Design
Design for Manufacture (DFM)
Manufacture Support
Packaging Design

The Node consists of a plastic shell and an internal frame which holds the motherboard. The item has been designed so the frame can be removed with ease—allowing the user to update the motherboard. This approach ensures a longer product lifespan, reducing plastic waste.

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