Everyone knows that the most important feature of a (scientific) measurement instrument is that it gives accurate measurement results reliably. It is a general prejudice that scientists do not care about the superficial things, like how they or their instrument looks. Let’s say that we have two instruments that perform their measuring task equally well, and their price difference is minor. Does the design then matter?
To me design is not just about looks. It is also about the usability of the instrument. A particle counter should be easy to place inside a measurement rack, easy to lift when needed, and the connectors should be accessible even in cramped spaces. The instrument development team here at Airmodus consists of aerosol physicist; we all have cursed instruments, which are difficult to place and operate. We want to do it better; we want to make instruments, which are both reliably, stylish and easy to use.