Target felt that the ordinary metal shopping carts weren’t doing enough to support its guest’s shopping experience. The metal carts didn’t support the premise that Target is focused on its customers and on great design. Designers collaborated with Target on a unique and thoughtfully designed cart that would be fun to use and become an icon of the Target brand.
LIMPID is a stand-up flat-panel TV with a backlight LED designed for high-end consumers with an artistic perception. The tempered glass frame and metal support give it an elegant look from any view, helping it to fit into any home environment. A sound box with speakers at the bottom of the TV help to make it more stable and to improve the sound quality.
Credits: Innovation Design Center, Changhong of Sichuan Changhong Electric Co.Ltd. (China)
The HT-D7100 is a Blu-ray disc home theater system that was designed based on a modular concept. Users can pile the components on top of each other like puzzle pieces or arrange them in a line as if they were books on a bookshelf according to their mood or TV-viewing environment.
Credits: Ju-won Cho and Koung-won Park of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
The Peregrine is an input glove designed to replace the keyboard while playing real-time strategy computer games like StarCraft and Warcraft. The glove has three activator pads (two on the thumb and one on the palm) and 18 touch points on the fingers; whenever an activator pad makes contact with a touch point, a key stroke is instantly sent to the game. When speed counts, gamers will no longer waste time looking down at a keyboard.
Mobile Food Garden is designed for people living in small high-rise dwellings who have limited opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of gardening. Most plant growth occurs in the top two levels, which are adjustable to maximize sunlight. Rainwater feeds the garden from the top, flowing through the lower planting trays and collecting in the water tray below. A worm farm in the lower level uses food scraps to continually nourish the soil.
Credits: Lunanzi Wang of AUT University (New Zealand)
The Condor Mountaineering Ice Axe was designed to give users a comfortable and secure experience. It provides users with a handled head for hiking in steep, snowy terrain. This rubberized handle acts as a cane, anchor and lifeline for the mountaineer. The Condor is bright yellow with a contrasting black so that users can more easily locate their axe if they drop it.
Credits: Katrina Epperson of The University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign
The safe ring syringe is a disposable injector. Not only is it disposable, people are unable to use it more than once, preventing the dangers associated with reusing syringes. The design makes it easy to distinguish between a used syringe and new one.
Credits: Park bo-min, Kim mi-yeon and Kwon jeong-woong of Korea design membership (South Korea)
The Cleaner Waves project explores principles of sustainability as they relate to the sport and culture of surfing, with particular reference to the materials that are used in surfboard construction. The surfboard design uses paulownia, an abundant lightweight hardwood. This material provides a naturally buoyant structure that is sealed with a bamboo veneer deck before being coated with a biodegradable varnish.
Credits: Michael Grobelny of AUT University (New Zealand)