The Gyroscopic Screwdriver is an 8 volt precision tool with a design that blends technology and ergonomics. The screwdriver is designed to sense the user’s wrist motions to help tighten or loosen screws. It is compact and portable with precision speed control and an adjustable two-position handle for operation in either in-line or pistol-grip positions.
Designed by Gabriel Concari of Stanley Black and Decker
The Heat pump water heater is a sustainable unit that uses the ambient room temperature to heat water up to 80 degree Celsius. The unique split design allows water temperature to remain constant since the hot and cold water are stored separately. The mirrored stainless steel exterior is corrosion-resistant and easy to clean.
Designed by Lu Ming Yuan, Chen Wei Tao, Chen Jia Wei, Li Hua Long, Su Mei Jun, Wang Guo Fu and Hao Jun Liang of Midea Heating & Ventilating Equipment Co., Ltd.
The NYC Beacon Public Communication Hub connects New York’s businesses, residents and visitors to the city’s essential services. Nearly 12 feet tall, the concrete and stainless steel structure houses a stack of indestructible LED matrix screens controlled by voice and gesture. Beacon delivers free public telephony and generates revenue for operators through advertising.
The Xiaomi Mi3 Smartphone was designed to simplify the user experience. Its pared-down design avoids extraneous elements and focuses on the large centered screen. Its light and thin body features a simple matte back cover and rounded sides for a comfortable handhold.
Designed by Xiaomi Smartphone Industrial Design Team of Xiaomi Corp.
The new Square Reader has a custom magnetic read head and spring that are thinner and more accurate than the alternatives while giving the right amount of tactical feedback. The read head parses redundant data from credit cards to ensure successful swipes while improved communication protocols and a custom audio plug make the Square Reader compatible with more devices than ever before.
Designed by Trent Weber, Elliot Sather, Victoria Slaker and Jonas Lagerstedt of Square Inc.
The HP Chromebook 11 is a sleek, distinctive and functional laptop. It weighs just over 2 pounds and is powered by a micro-USB charger. The fan-less design means it doesn't need any grills for venting; screws and speakers are hidden, too. The HP Chromebook 11 also features subtle accents of color.
Designed by Chris Palmer, Steven Shainwald and Adam Richardson of Uneka Concepts Inc.; Liquid Agency; and Sherry Chen of Be Green Packaging for Google
The Pencil by FiftyThree has adaptive technology that instantly differentiates between a user’s hand and the Pencil on the screen. Users can write at any angle while using their finger to smooth rough edges and blend colors directly on the screen. You can try anything knowing the built-in eraser is only a flip away. Pencil by FiftyThree comes in walnut hardwood or graphite brushed aluminum.
The design strategy for the AM product line was to create an all-in-one portable solution to remove the grime on personal screens while evoking a design language that actually makes cleaning fun. Extensive research revealed a microfiber cloth that is gentle enough to be used on electronic device screens but tough enough to easily clear away smudges, dirt, dust and fingerprints.
Designed by Rinat Aruh, IDSA, Johan Liden, IDSA, Erik Jarlsson, Rogerio Lionzo and Frank Zaremba of aruliden
Working alongside more than 1,300 students and staff, the San Francisco Unified School District: A Cafeteria Designed for Me and the design team created a vision to transform school food from a one-size-fits-all program into a sustainable student-centered one. Recommendations for the future vision include family-style dining, an app that lets kids preorder meals and dinner kits for working families.
Designed by IDEO and San Francisco Unified School District with support from The Sara and Evan Williams Foundation
G-Wearables Goccia is a wearable tracking device that measures a user’s daily activity and sleep quality. Goccia is small and waterproof, with an aluminum shell, tempered glass and a rechargeable lithium battery. LED light transfers the signal between Goccia and the user’s smartphone or tablet. This transfer consumes little power, extending the device’s battery life.
Designed by Lebo He and Hongwei Wang of LKK Design Beijing Co., Ltd.