The Man responsible for this Iconic, if not entirely functional Lemon Squeezer has now designed a smartphone with an edge-to-edge screen for Chinese electronics company Xiaomi. The Mi Mix Smartphone has a unique ceramic body and 91% screen area, which places the interface firmly in the foreground of the design. Starck said of the ceramic body: “It’s incredibly strong, and it’s warm, it’s the same structure as jade.” Click here to find out more.
Vibeat is a set of wearable devices that enable deaf people to experience music, designed by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design graduate Liron Gino. The devices convert music into vibrations which can be felt by the wearer.The minimal modular system can be worn around the neck, wrist, or pinned to clothing. Hearing people can also plug in regular headphones allowing users to share the experience with others. Click here to find out more.
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In response to an increase in traffic accidents involving pedestrians playing Pokémon Go, Australian company Büro North designed an in-ground traffic light system targeted at pedestrians using smartphones.“When the Pokémon craze hit Melbourne, the number of people wandering across the road looking at their phones was pretty startling. That’s when we realised we had redundant infrastructure that had not adapted or evolved to keep up with human behavioural changes.”The system leverages existing infrastructure with the ground based LEDs powered by existing […]
Tokyo based company AgIC has developed electrically conductive ink containing silver that allows working electrical circuits to be drawn by hand or printed with a regular inkjet printer. “[We’ve] developed innovative technology to print circuits, using a regular inkjet printer and cartridges with the silver conductive ink,” the company writes. “The ink dries in a few seconds and becomes conductive instantly when the traces are drawn on our special photo paper. You can make circuits exactly as you use a […]
In a recent fastcodesign article, Cliff Kuang speculates that the announcement of the iPhone 7 signals the growing irrelevance of hardware to the future of smartphone design, arguing that Jonathan Ive has in effect, designed himself out of a job. According to Kuang, the things that have the potential to excite us about the future of smart technology are things that are invisible and that have very little to do with the physical design of smart devices. In many ways what […]
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Check out the newest 3Doodler pen from Wobbleworks with the capability to print in nylon and polycarbonate as well as plastic-based composites of wood, bronze, and copper. These composites contain a high percentage of the real material and open up opportunities for architects and designers to use the tool for prototyping. Click here to find out more about the design of the new 3Doodler pen and its potential to change the way we think and prototype.
Joshua Bradley’s finalist entry “Waterboy” is a smart phone connected system for monitoring water tank levels and tracking water consumption. The Waterboy app allows helps users with water tanks to be smart about their water consumption. Notifications alert users to upcoming dry spells that might require them to conserve water as well as prompting regular filter changes. The monitoring device connected to the water tank is solar powered for energy conservation and connects to the users smartphone via a dual […]
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Hayden Maunsell‘s finalist entry, “The Sideboard Speaker” is influenced by mid-century design and uses bluetooth technology to connect wirelessly to computers and smart devices. The design is constructed from solid Canadian maple with hand-turned brass accents for the volume control and feet. The simple sliding mechanism for volume control provides elegant and intuitive product-user interaction. Powered by a 50W amplifier, two 3-inch full range drivers deliver a clear, powerful sound with a solid bass response due to the bass-reflex port/slot located just […]
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“Gypsee” is a 360° camera and multimedia recording device designed by 2015 product design graduate Praveer Srivastava. Gypsee works alongside a smartphone app to change the way you capture your travel experiences. With 360° photo and video capturing ability, binaural sound recording, and virtual reality playback, Gypsee allows users to share and relive travel experiences through full, multi-sensory immersion. The Gypsee itself is designed for durability with a brushed aluminium body, and hard-wearing silicone grips. The Gypsee app provides different ways for users […]
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Hadyn Jack’s graduate project “Sixth Sense” made the cut to be one of the student finalists for the 2016 Best Awards. Sixth Sense is an appcessory that helps the parents of type 1 diabetics monitor their children’s blood sugar levels during sleep Sixth Sense is inspired by the ability of medical alert dogs to sniff out potentially fatal changes in blood sugar levels, serving as an affordable alternative for achieving peace of mind. The product is accompanied by a smart phone […]
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