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BlackBerry Empathy

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For their sponsored project held by RIM Blackberry at the Art Center College of Design, designers Kiki and Daniel had to incorporate an interface that integrates human emotions with the concept of social networking. The result of this exercise was the Empathy concept. The phone is used in conjunction with a biometrics ring that is worn by the user to collect “emotional data”. Spec-wise it features a transparent OLED screen that becomes transparent when not in use and opaque during interaction. The front is all touch surface, while on the back there is a physical keyboard.

 

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Posted by on December 5, 2010 in SmartPhones

 

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Tronatic Atmos Concept

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Atmos is a design study of an electric concept car with an original design characterized by scultped surfaces and distinctive graphic elements. The project was developed by Tronatic, a French graphic design studio.

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Posted by on December 1, 2010 in Automotive Concepts

 

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Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept

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The Mercedes-Benz Biome is a futuristic ultralight concept that uses advanced bio-technologies to increase eco-efficiency. It was created by Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center California for the 2010 LA Design Challenge.

he interior of the Biome grows from Mercedes-Benz DNA in the front star, when it fuses with the seed. The exterior grows from the rear star, creating the shape. The wheels are grown separately from four unique seeds.

The vehicle is capable of collecting energy from the sun and storing it in chemical bonds, in the form of a fluid called BioNectar4534.

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Posted by on November 14, 2010 in Automotive Concepts

 

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Opel Siderium Concept

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The Opel Siderium Concept proposes a flexible multi-functional interior focused on modern luxury. The authors are Vinicius Barbosa Crepaldi and Tiago Aiello Tomé De Souza from Brazilian UNESP.

The Opel Siderium was the winner in the Best Conceptual Interior category at the Interior Motives Design Awards 2008. It was designed by Vinicius Barbosa Crepaldi and Tiago Aiello Tomé De Souza from UNESP – the Universidad Estadual Paulista, Brazil.

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Posted by on November 12, 2010 in Automotive Concepts

 

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iMove Electric Car Gives The Touch Of Apple Into Future Transportation

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iPod. iPhone.. iPad… What else do you expect from Apple in future? Thinking of another high-tech handheld gadget? Why don’t think something beyond your imagination, iMove?

iMove is an electric car concept that has been specifically designed to be driven in the future streets by those who are already using various innovative Apple products. Design of the car was inspired by the Macintosh mouse, giving an open and cabriolet feel to the riders when driving. Accessing the car is super fun and stylish. The pyramidal shaped glass receptors have been placed on the roof that charges the electronic dashboard of the car. The back of the car is made of elastic textile materials that can hold the luggage underneath tightly. The exterior transparent area contains photocromic materials that enable the car to change its appearance in various situations.

Designer : Liviu Tudoran

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Posted by on October 7, 2010 in Automotive Concepts

 

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Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

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Adding a new dimension to photography is the Intel Capture180 Camera. Taking a tangent from the mega-pixel war, and data storage issues, the Capture180 Camera brings in the news with its Virtual Reality imaging proposal. It uses a 180 degree fish-eye lens to capture 180 degree hemisphere and stores the information as meta-data within each shot, allowing the camera’s viewfinder, a digital picture frame, or your computer screen to come alive with the images.
The 180 degree fish-eye lens captures quite a wide view of the shot.

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Posted by on October 1, 2010 in Concepts

 

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Wrist Phone for Emergency

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Given the volatile situation (political and natural) around most countries, I totally buy the idea of having an emergency phone around my space. Recent incidents of carnages and natural disasters imply that even a simple shopping, holiday or business trip can take an ugly turn instantaneously. This doesn’t mean that we stop traveling; it simply means we arm ourselves better. The Disposable Pre-Paid Phone could be that life-saving device, which could get you out of a sticky situation.

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Posted by on September 30, 2010 in Concepts, SmartPhones

 

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