The Cell phone P-04B features 119 white LED lights that illuminate through the chassis, creating beautiful and fun dot illuminations that indicate the time, alarms, weather and other notifications. Incoming callers can be indicated with a choice of 50 animations. The camera automatically distinguishes the scenery (11 types) and adjusts the settings for optimal photos.
Credits: Takeshi Jobetto of Panasonic Corp. (Japan)
These 3D active-shutter glasses enhance the viewing of high-definition 3D pictures. They were designed to provide a solid fit for children as well as adults and to be comfortably worn right over ordinary prescription glasses. Their durable construction and adjustable nose pads allow a gentle fit for a variety of face shapes and sizes.
Credits: Masao Yoshikawa of Panasonic Corp. (Japan) and Shigeyuki Takao of Depro International Associates Co. Ltd. (Japan)
The Employment Pass Services Centre is set up for employment pass holders (a category of foreign worker) to register and receive work passes (visas). The process includes capturing fingerprints and verifying documents. The new experience shifts from that of a general processing center to a personalized one that welcomes people to Singapore. Unlike traditional government offices, it offers the feel of a business-class lounge with services designed for the needs of customers.
Credits: IDEO design team for Ministry of Manpower (Singapore)
The Compact Desk Organizer is the ideal solution to keeping workspaces tidy in a minimum amount of space. This all-in-one solution combines the functionality of a number of products in a small-footprint format, including a Post-it® Z-notes dispenser, a Post-it® Index & Strong Index dispenser, a Scotch® Magic tape dispenser, a penholder and a storage compartment for staples and small items.
Sometimes when smokers who are trying to quit they urgently need a smoke and must then buy an entire pack. Once they’ve purchased that pack, it’s too easy to smoke all 20 cigarettes. The 1Z concept is a single-serve cigarette that offers a safe way to fail once, then get back on the path to success.
Credits: Devorah Klein, Bryant Ross, Samantha Allen, Eric Lund and Leeanne Williams of Continuum
The design of this litter receptacle and recycling system for Bryant Park in New York City was inspired by plants, flowers and nature in general. The receptacles come in three different colors and design variations for collecting trash, newspapers and magazines, and bottles and cans. Rather than being painted a dark color to be hidden away, the receptacles stand as icons that communicate the importance of recycling and trash disposal.
The Bose VideoWave entertainment system, combines a home theater sound system, 46-inch LCD display and music system into a single enclosure that delivers a high-definition picture and the audio experience of a high-quality home theater system. There are no separate speakers, bass module or speaker wires. All connected devices for watching TV and movies or listening to music are controlled by a one-click pad remote and an interface on the screen.
Credits: John Sakalowsky, Conor Sheehan, Sam Aquillano, IDSA and Eric Dolecki of Bose Corp.
Many aluminum cans are opened by pulling on a tab, which can be difficult to grasp. The Can-Ring-Push offers an easier experience. Part of the can lip is recessed to allow users to push the tab from the bottom, eliminating the struggle to get your finger around the tab. You can also open the can only with one hand.
Credits: Kai-Chiang Chang of Shu-Te University (Taiwan)
Libratone Beat is an active stereo speaker. It plays wireless from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or computer. The speaker’s acoustic design fills the room with music in all directions, providing a unique sound experience similar to one from an acoustic instrument playing in the room.
Credits: Kristian Krøyer and Jes Mosgaard of Libratone A/S (Denmark) and Carsten Eriksen and Sofie Holstein of Designit A/S (Denmark)
Users of the 9 Series can easily use it anywhere, anytime. With an embedded flash memory-type storage, this thin, lightweight mobile PC features a booting speed that is at least two times faster than other HDD products. It also includes an embedded battery that lasts longer when on the go. The clear, bright screen allows users to fully enjoy high-quality pictures and videos, including films.
Credits: Jinie Ryu, Yeowan Yun and Seunghyun Paek of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)