Geoscan Pollux – is a first russian digital multispectral camera for drones. Mounted on a special drone and paired with a specific software, it is a comprehensive tool for assessing the condition of agricultural land.



Geoscan team asked us to develop an attractive and functional product design for a first russian multispectral camera for drones.
Another important requirement is that it should fit perfectly with the Geoscan Gemini drone and look well in combination with drones of other manufacturers.


Research current market of multispectral cameras worldwide, analyse what they have in common, their flaws and strong points.

Explore the Geoscan brand and aesthetics.
Analyse the Gemini drone designed by SmirnovDesign, with which the camera is going to be mainly used by Geoscan.

Research and get inspired by professional lenses, leading and photography and video devices.
Focus on aligning with a world of premium and innovative photography.

Decide to use a combination of sharp edges and soft surfaces, going for an image of a professional and serious device, yet with a welcoming shape.
Our goal is to create a device with a design that transmits a feeling of “innovation”, looks comfortable and user-friendly.

Concept Design

Complexity of this project is that both internal and external dimensional limitations are very strict.
We have to fit all the electronics inside the camera, while it has to fit inside an already produced product.
This becomes challenging as the overall design has to be attractive and competitive.

All concepts are presented in the same colour scheme, this helps to emphasize the shape and ease the review for client.
Instead of refined sketches. we deliver first concepts with conceptual, yet precise 3d models and renders.
This way Geoscan team can simultaneusly review the feasibility, aesthetics and handling.

​​​​After the review and analysis Geoscan team chooses an optimal design direction with several inspirations from other concepts and importants insights from collective brainstorms.

With accumulated insights and feedback, we proceed.

Design Development

We improve and refine the design based on our and Geoscan's team observations and collaborate on mutual adaptations between the design and electronics, till they are perfect fit.

Geoscan engineers conduct engineering development, using our parametric CAD models as starting and reference files.
We follow it by reelaborating needed details and giving visual an numeric recommendations in order to keep the desired level of design quality as engineering proceeds.

Prototyping & Testing

Geoscan team produces prototypes, we go through several stages of revisions combined with design refinements till we finalise the shape and all the details.

CMF Design & Graphics

After the shape, ergonomics and physical details of the camera are defined, we switch to the graphics and CMF design.
We define all surface elements of the camera: colors, finishes and positions of such graphical elements as signs, logos and icons.

We document the project outputs are put in an informative design presentation.
It is used by the client as a reference document in communications with the manufacturer.

Functional Prototype

Geoscan team prints and tests the prototype on the drone.
All parties are completely satisfied with the result.