The form of Time Light mimics the look of an hourglass. As sand moves through an hourglass, light moves through Time Light helping users to perceive the flow of time through the motion of the soft LED and enabling them to feel the comfortable sensibility of the light.
Credits: Sangsung Kim of Maltani Lighting Co. Ltd. (South Korea)
ECO NOISE is a construction fence for cities that uses the noise from the job site to enrich the surrounding environment. When sound passes through ECO NOISE, the piezoelectric layer embedded in the fence is shaken, generating an electric current that powers the OLED display, lighting up the surroundings or even displaying adds or messages on the fence.
Credits: Li-Te Lo, Song-Jung Chen, Tai-Yen Lee, Hao-Ting Lin and Chun-Wei Hsu of Shih Chien University (Taiwan)
Focusing on the fact that hearing-impaired people can experience the music with their other senses, beyond silence is a digital piano for hearing impaired people, especially for kids. They can not only enjoy music but they can play it, all by feeling the vibration of the music.
Credits: Hakyung Kim, Jina Kim and Suyoung Lee of Hongik University (South Korea)
Bobrick Contura is a sanitary napkin and tampon vending machine for public restrooms. It features large, easy-to-use buttons that require only a light push. The double-locked units are made from stamped stainless steel and high-strength plastic for durability and tamper resistance. It uses inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture parts that are simple to clean and replace.
Credits: Robert Strickler and Dan Harden, IDSA of Whipsaw Inc. for Borick Corp.
This is a conversion kit designed for the American Red Cross that quickly converts a rental truck into a temporary emergency response vehicle. Thousands of kits could be air shipped to the affected area one or two days after the disaster. The converted vehicles can be used on disaster relief operations to provide stationary sites for distributing food and water. It is a low-cost solution that enables the American Red Cross to respond to a large-scale disaster in a short period of time.
Credits: Pengtao Yu of Art Center Collge of Design
Quad Rugby is an extreme-contact wheelchair sport played on a basketball court where players ram and block their opponents to gain possession of the ball and cross the goal line. Centaur is a Quad rugby offensive chair that turns the users’ disabilities into capabilities on the court. The chairs’ comfort, agility and movement behave as an extension of the players’ bodies, freeing them of their bodies’ limits.
Credits: German Aguirre Raeder of Art Center College of Design
Vinyl records are currently experiencing a resurgence in sales. The goal of this project was to help the premium European brand Sennheiser appeal to younger adults. The Sennheiser Eco Vinyl Turntable is a “boxed-set” that contains a turntable and headphones. Using cost-effective materials while not skimping on performance and internal hardware, it strikes a strategic balance between cost and quality.
Credits: Matthew Lim of Art Center College of Design
Existing road safety products are heavy and expensive, as well as cumbersome to carry, transport and store. STACK is a modular, stackable alternative that allows for easy set-up and storage. The cones and delineators can be stacked together to save space during transportation and storage. Round cutouts at the top of the cones serve as grips as well as slots to house attachments.
Credits: Mike Wang of Art Center College of Design
The Orbital sunglass line is a family of sports-specific eyewear. The frames are modular, enabling users to change the aesthetics, fit and coverage. The temple arms snap onto the front frame components. The lens is sandwiched between the top and bottom front frame. Unsnapping the temple arms opens the frame to allow changing lens and frame components. All three frame styles have interchangeable components and share the same lens geometry and nose piece options.
Credits: Mark Huang of Art Center College of Design
Flameingo aims to minimize the disadvantages of fire extinguishers presently on the market. The typical cylindrical shape of most fire extinguishers is bulky, making it difficult for users to find a convenient storage location. In contrast, Flameingo, with its modern and slim design, uses less storage space. Its replaceable cartridge reduces waste. Additional functions include a pressure indicator and built-in alarm that let users check the status of the extinguisher.
Credits: Jin Woo Kim or Art Center College of Design