The Ion Proton DNA Sequencer is designed to enable life sciences to affordably use DNA sequencing to understand hereditary diseases, expedite a cure for cancer and pioneer new medical discoveries. It features a compact design that can be used on the lab bench. Its unique use of semiconductor chip technology reduces sequencing time from days to hours.
Designed by Ravi Sawhney, Lance Hussey and Toshihiro Aya of RKS; Greg Lucier, Joseph Lee and Larry Trigg of Life Technologies Corp. for Life Technologies ™
Ravi Sawhney, FIDSA, founder and CEO of the innovation consulting firm RKS, co-chaired the DMI conference “Designing the Next Economy” on June 17-19 in Santa Monica, CA, with Andreas Forsland, senior director of brand at Citrix.
RKS’ design team visited the workshop of Los Angeles-based chocolatier Mark Lewis to collect insights on how the Marco Paolo artisan truffles deliver magical experiences that delight the consumer. And from that, they created the visual identity and packaging for Lewis' delicious creations.
The Orion-18 smartphone was engineered and designed specifically for blind users. The Orion-18 leverages innovative assistive technology to bring the world of personal connectivity to the blind consumer through a cellphone, text reader, Braille display, GPS and MP3 player all in one integrated compact unit.
"Manufacturing employment has been growing steadily in the United States for nearly two years. That’s critical, because from 1998 to 2010, manufacturing has made the largest private-sector, value-added contribution to Real GDP. Manufacturing is an engine of our economy, and every new high-quality manufacturing job has a multiplier effect on job creation."
Nuance is a dental composite delivery system for performing tooth repairs that dispenses light-cured nanoresin. The delivery syringe elevates the user experience with advanced ergonomics, multichannel feedback and improved environmental appropriateness, all while providing precise and measured extrusion of composite material designed to reduce waste and save money.
The KOR Vida reusable stainless steel water bottle was designed as an alternative to disposable aluminum and plastic water bottles. Featuring a clean, ergonomic design, Vida was built to harmonize with KOR’s existing and new product portfolio, and it was designed to be appropriate for all users in all environments, whether at the office, gym, home or anywhere in between.