At Yuman.x, our values sum up in 3 words...
Humans are at the heart of the Yuman.x design. For the past several years, a diverse team of experts boasting shared values has designed, developed, and delivered a high-tech product that perfectly responds to the daily needs of all around the globe. This is the Yuman.Case.
This capsule is the result of collaborative effort by expert engineers, master designers, and renowned sociologists. We are proud to present an innovative and sleek nonelectronic product with patented high-precision mechanics approved by global leaders CNRS and TÜV.
Having a product that is easy and fun to use is pertinent. The Yuman.Case blends natural and high-tech materials for a modern and sophisticated capsule. With a user-friendly design and patented opening mechanism, the Yuman.Case is both accommodating and comfortable for daily use.
… with emotion as a vector.
With Yuman.x, there’s
a different way to connect.
• Choose your moments when you want • Take back control of your days
• Stay connected to both your digital and human networks
• Protect your personal data and preserve your privacy
• No need to switch off your smartphone or touch any settings
The Research and Development Team
Yuman.x is proud to collaborate with two globally recognized
partners to certify Yuman.Case performance.
The National Center for Scientific Research is one of the most renowned research institutions around the globe. Internationally recognized for its scientific merit, CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development. Yuman.x has joined up with CNRS at the University of Bordeaux to guarantee structural excellence of the Yuman.Case interior.
German institution TÜV (Technical Inspection Association) is a global leader in independent inspection services. TÜV awards product certification following rigorous inspection based on strict criteria to protect the environment and human health. The Yuman.Case will be submitted to real-life test protocols to guarantee a minimum electromagnetic compatibility of 95%.*
*Tests are anticipated as soon as the sanitary conditions allow it.
The beginning of Yuman.x
Preserve Human•Digital Balance
Before development of the Yuman.Case began, Laurent sought to better understand how human behavior has evolved with the introduction of new communication technologies and, in particular, the smartphone. He discovered the DEVOTIC study, an international sociological investigation conducted over the span of four years by fifteen researchers under the supervision of Francis Jauréguiberry. A professor of sociology at the University of Pau, Jauréguiberry is a globally renowned sociologist and pioneer in the analysis of voluntary disconnection behaviors.
The conclusion of this study can be summed up in one sentence:
“Brief periods of disconnection, partial disconnection, limited disconnection, and chosen disconnection all demonstrate the universal nature of longing to withdraw through prolonged moments of introspection, meditation, or contemplation from this world of immediacy and urgency which too often forces us to react in an impulsive way.”
In other words, many of us want to stay connected but are aware of the importance of preserving short moments for ourselves, to find our own "Human.Digital" balance.
A Significant Encounter
Laurent had the opportunity to meet Francis Jauréguiberry and discuss with him smartphone usage behavior at length.
The founder of Yuman.x came to understand that smartphone functions such as "airplane" or "do not disturb" mode do little or nothing to curb our daily use. Why? Due to their transparency, these functions lack the definitive motions needed to switch from one mode to another.
The need to materialize these break times using a dedicated capsule becomes obvious. A simple storage compartment was not the solution. A sleek and enjoyable product that is both easy to use and capable of quickly integrating into everyday life was needed.
The objective then became to assemble a team of experts ensuring a well-rounded understanding of this proven and growing need. With an audience of more than five billion users, this team also had to possess rich international experience to successfully promote from brand to product a multicultural touch.
After many months and trials, the greatest Yuman.Case team was born. Sixty women and men have come together to create the Yuman.x brand and design the Yuman.Case, a high-tech durable product for all. We are excited to report that our team is still growing as others join us on this adventure!