The SD5520 Concept Workshop of 2017 was about developing concepts for daily products promoting a healthier lifestyle.
Bean is an interactive mirror, recognizing a person's mood via face recognition. The concept builds on the international saying ”smile, and the world will smile back": Smiling, even willfully, improves mental health. When it recognizes a smile, Bean will not only mirror it (pun inteded), but also increase the ambient lighting, as bright surroundings have a further positive effect on our mental condition. If it doesn't recognize a smile within a certain time, Bean will start making faces to trigger it – so brighten up!