Challenged to redefine Business Class with extremely rigid space constraints, the designers' innovative solution freed up previously inaccessible space and converted it to passenger space. The Upper Class Suite provides passengers with a luxury leather armchair to relax in which flips over into a separate bed with a mattress at the touch of a button, creating the most comfortable bed and the most comfortable seat in the air without compromising either.
Creating a synergy between ecology and fun, the designers of this second generation Prius have blasted away the "boring" image of environmentally friendly hybrid automobiles. A clean aerodynamic form gives this 4-door sedan "car of the future" styling. Driver control and display systems have been reinvented and are now maximum user-friendly.
It goes from pickup truck to open-air roadster in less than 30 seconds! A retractable hard top roof splits in half and stacks vertically behind the seats without compromising the large cargo storage compartment. The design team was challenged to blend modern design themes with Chevy's brand heritage, and they responded with a dramatically different architecture and style.
To increase consciousness of energy consumption in private homes, the designer put an intangible product, energy, into a very human language. A pulsing glow gives the consumer an ongoing report on the amount of energy being used in the house, which will ultimately lead to more awareness of domestic energy consumption and an increase in conservation of that resource.
The I/O Brush is a unique technology-based graphics tool that works like a digital eyedropper to allow people to take the color, texture and movement of any physical object and to immediately draw with that attribute. The I/O Brush looks like a simple wooden paintbrush but is actually imbedded with a small video camera that contains lights and touch sensors that translates an object into "ink" bringing users endless creativity.
MOTUS is an automotive interior concept for an active paraplegic user. The team's approach eliminated the time consuming and awkward transition from the wheelchair to the car required by current systems. Their solution includes a wheelchair design that integrates directly into the vehicle's interior. The seat from the wheelchair is used as the seat for the driver. Once the seat is locked into place it is automatically detached from the rest of the wheelchair, which is easily collapsed and stored in a triangular storage space directly behind the driver.
This student design exploration combines a CD player with a lamp to create a dynamic interactive listening experience. Simply insert the CD into the lamp. An LED-generated control panel is then transmitted onto the surface below. No remote control or panel of buttons is needed. Pause, fast forward or skip tracks with the virtual control pad all while using the lamp to read by.
Desiring to enter the consumer showerhead market, Moen knew they needed a concept that set them apart significantly from existing offerings. In order to successfully meet this challenge, the designers developed a research process that would enable a creative team to gain a deep understanding of what people experienced in a shower, a process that would ultimately lead to the successful Revolution Showerhead.