Existing radiation treatments for prostate cancer can damage healthy tissue. Calypso, a medical start-up, had a revolutionary idea. By injecting a transponder into cancerous tissue, radiation could be better targeted at the tumor, sparing healthy tissue. However, Calypso’s innovative technology needed to be packaged into a product and a procedure that oncologists would accept as a viable alternative to existing methods.
The Cintiq 24HD digitizing tablets for graphics professionals allows users to draw directly on the screen with a customizable in-bezel interface that can be navigated by touch alone. The display floats on a spring-loaded dual-hinged frame, allowing quick manipulation into dozens of different orientations to maximize flexibility and optimize ergonomics during long work sessions.
The JumpSeat is a low-profile folding auditorium seat designed as an elegant, modern alternative to the typical movie theater or stadium seat. Through its innovative design and use of materials, it is able to support up to 600 pounds when opened, yet folds up to a thickness of only 3.5 inches, leaving auditorium walkways open for easy access.
Credits: Ziba Design, Mehdi Mojtabavi, Sohrab Vossoughi, Peirre Harper and Dave Knaub Contact: Sohrab Vossoughi: email@example.com
Object Stories is an exhibition at the Portland Art Museum that invites visitors to bring objects of personal significance and tell the stories behind them. It combines elements of an exhibition space, recording studio, photo booth and library to encourage browsing and participation.
The Bamboo line of pen and touch tablets is Wacom’s first consumer-oriented line. Identifying design targets and discovering how their needs differ from professional users, the designers were able to expand the Bamboo line to be both broader and more coherent. A consistent aesthetic and interaction experience distinguishes each product and sets them apart from Wacom’s existing identity.
The TDK Life on Record 2011 Audio Line combines the TDK Sound Cube, TDK Two Speaker Boombox, TDK Three Speaker Boombox and TDKs USB Belt Drive Turntable to create a rich and highly visual connection between the listener and their music. This new line of premium audio equipment from TDK Life on Record blends the warmth of analog with the precision and convenience of digital technology bring music to life. Generous controls and fine tuning features enable listeners to customize their listening experience through iPhone, iPod, hard drives, turntables and electric guitars.
In the process of designing youth-oriented footwear and apparel, Li-Ning found that not only was it failing to offer a product and retail experience that resonates with Chinese youth, but so was the competition. This presented Li-Ning with a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of China’s emerging youth market. The subsequent research effort created the foundation for all later design work on Li-Ning’s product strategy, brand identity and retail design.
Henry Chin’s design team shares four learnings to help you convince clients that sustainability is a core part of their business—and is integral to the design work they’ve hired you for. Run time: 79 minutes.
A big Thanks to Ziba Design for hosting a great IDSA party last night. They have a great inspring space and the coolest. stadium chairs. ever. (This blogger is jealous of returning to his cluttered university office). The Tweet Room provided much entertainment and in short order devolved into a rolling series of inside jokes. Friggin' beautiful.
Clarification: @zibapdx is the design firm, @ziba is a local hair salon.