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Starting out with some concept ideation, I’ve taken the existing mechanism and foldability and tried to freshen it up. I’ve repurposed the brushed metal on some. I’ve tried using friction instead of the stepped block for adjustable pressure. It’s awkward having a cable emerging from both earphones, so I’ve modifed the headband to be thin, flat and flexible yet still accomodate a wire channel. This concept direction, named Audiopile-P (for portable) takes the original proven architecture of the portapro and updates it for 2010. To see the rest of this project, goto the PP3 project page->
PP3 > define
To kick this thing off, I’ve compiled a few boards of 1) inspiration from current “designerly” headphones 2) the PortaPro timeline of products and I’ve identified 3) headphone user groups. I’ve also quickly noted pluses and minuses for these headphones. This feedback is derived from 6 years of personal use and online headphone forum discussions. Pssst, goto the PP3 project page->
(First, this product DOES NOT make the drink for you. It is not a vending machine. )
The Siren is an ordering device that uses rich, interactive gestural controls to allow the customer to custom craft his or her drink. The controls are designed to simulate the real action used by Baristas.
For example, to add espresso shots, toggle a horizontal lever which resembles the espresso portafilter. Three clear “ice” button toggles determine the amount of ice, and a cylinder resembling an inverted whipped cream aerosol can is pushed to add whip. A large hand crank wheel is used to add “foam”
Once the drink is specified, a printer located below the cup prints a QR code on the bottom. This code is used by the baristas to know what you ordered. You can also scan it later with a cell phone cam to tweet what you just drank.
The Siren also features a “siren” button which can be used to complete a partially configured drink based on your order history, tracked via your starbux card. When this aggregated drink data is combined with advanced barista algorithms it can be used as the “siren’s intuition” to generate a new drink you might like, on the spot. Putting a generative design tool into the hands of customers.
(also, this is supposed to be a little silly, but in a fun way)
My entry for the 1hdc ideation sketches challenge at core77.com was given an honorable mention for "cool topic" ! Sweet.
The second image is taken from a hands-on demo video for a new Lenovo ideapad u1 hybrid tablet on Engadget.com. They happen to be browsing Core77, and you see (for a few seconds) my skid-steer concept sketches. Original post here.
I was invited to participate in this little project over the winter. Yes, that is my work featured in the teaser :)
the.brief.dvd is a new approach to showing how products are created. Four professional Industrial Designers were given the same Design Brief asking them to design a single cup coffee maker. All four Designers were videotaped as they worked, showing how they come up with their ideas and begin to realize them as a final product.
the.brief.dvd is not your typical “how-to” DVD. All four Designer’s work has been sped up and then put to cool unique music by the band “Lips and Ribs”. the.brief.dvd isn’t trying to “sit down and show you how to design”. the.brief.dvd has been created to teach, inspire, and provide a unique way of understanding how professional Designers work.http://thebriefdvd.com/