Hope: A Concept For A Disaster Preparedness Mobile Phone App is a mobile phone app that is designed to increase awareness about the impact of disasters before they occur. It enables users to communicate better with peers, prepare ahead of time and help others affected by disaster. As a disaster unfolds, the app will help victims, caregivers and distant observers communicate, find others, donate and follow news.
The project challenge was to design a new portfolio of medical ventilators for life-critical situations. The research team took a holistic approach to synthesize needs and pain points from different usage environments and transport scenarios. This approach eventually led to the creation of an entirely new category of portable medical ventilators. Together they build a platform that fits many environments and enables patient ventilation anywhere in the world.
Emphasizing collaboration, good design and an understanding of its users, the KOR Water Design Strategy consists of a strategic roadmap to transform a single-product firm into a powerful brand selling more than 40 products across four continents. The core of the strategy was to spread water advocacy through the sale of bottles that empower people to stay hydrated and healthy.
The Grip Guitar Hanger is designed to display guitars like beautiful pieces of art. Its minimalist circular design displays less of the hanger and more of the guitar, as if it was on display at a museum. It features an open architecture for easy access and soft rubber teeth to hold the guitar securely.
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 ™
The Stagesource l3t Live Performance Speakers are powerful, compact and multifunctional speaker designed to provide optimum sound delivery for every type of venue. When used with one another, they are designed to detect and adjust according to number of speakers, input and venue. It can be used as a floor monitor, PA, keyboard, acoustic backline and electric guitar system.
CEO and founder of RKS, Ravi Sawhney, FIDSA, was a morning keynote at the Interaction13 conference organized by IxDA in Toronto, on Jan. 28. His keynote, titled "Our Power to Empower: the Satisfaction of Designing for Social Impact," will address designers’ unique ability to reach beyond the borders of their own talents and capabilities.
This can opener is easier and safer to use than traditional versions. A user locks onto the can and simply turns the knob to cut off the lid, eliminating the need to continually compress the handles. The opener pierces the lid and locks securely onto cans of all sizes. A magnet with a release lever lifts the lid and releases it for safe and easy disposal. Simply press a button to release the lid – hands never touch it. Handles are ABS-covered with Santoprene rubber for a durable, non-slip grip.
The Line 6 StageSource L3t is a powerful, compact three-way powered loudspeaker that adjusts to every possible sound amplification use. Infinitely scalable, it can be used as a floor monitor, personal PA, keyboard and acoustic backline, or electric guitar system.
Credits: RKS Design Team and Line 6 Design Team Corporate Sponsor: Line 6 Contact: John Kiehle: firstname.lastname@example.org