This solution for bridge consoles of ships develops the existing modular system into a building system that uses standard materials (extrusions, sheet material) to construct work surfaces of any dimension. Working in conjunction with a system hub (or hubs) and a support structure, any desired bridge configuration can be built. Additionally, incremental strategies to implement this system, to introduce digital integration and to enhance user interaction have been developed.
The Screw Gun Router Attachment instantly transforms a drywall screw gun into a drywall router. The tool slips over the nose of the screw gun and links with a Phillips bit. A gear box inside the router attachment increases the screw gun’s normal RPM output by 600 percent. This increase allows for performance levels equal to current drywall routers with only 25 percent of the cost and physical size.
The TWIN Drums Washing-Machine eliminates the need to wash whites and darks in different loads. A small door inside the main door opens into a separate washing container. So whites, for instance, can be placed in this compartment, while darks are placed in the main unit. The clothes in both are washed simultaneously without damage from colors running, and water usage is reduced by combing two loads in one.
The Movable Urinals concept is intended for use by people in a wheelchair. Even with grab bars, using a standard urinal is challenging for people in a wheelchair. Since their mobility is limited, the Movable Urinal brings the urinal to them, giving them a sanitary, dignified experience.
Credits: Fuming Wu of South China Normal University (China)
Pablo’s Heart is a next-generation electronic sampler that experiments with the sound in different mediums. The instrument elaborates with taking the analog characters of existing instruments and transcends the digital performance. The design was inspired by the form of the AK-16, a symbolic figure as a tool for destruction; the idea in borrowing this form was to shift it to the idea of creation.
Credits: Rhea Jeong of Hongik University (South Korea) for KIDP (South Korea)
AlwaysFresh is a water container for emergency preparedness. It’s connected to the plumbing under a bathroom or kitchen sink; tap water runs through this container every time someone uses the faucet. The result is that when an emergency occurs fresh water has already been stored up.
Credits: Pengtao Yu of Art Center College of Design
AlleX is a toy box designed to quickly kill dust mites in toys, reducing the chances of children developing asthma from their toys. The toy box is outfitted with a germicidal UV-C light that is activated when the box is closed. Just 20 seconds of UV-C exposure kills 99.9 percent of dust mites. AlleX also has a perforated bottom that sits on top of a removable dust bin where dust collects so it does not come into contact with the toys.
Credits: Mansour Ourasanah of Umea Institute of Design (Sweden)
This project involves an organic mango rum produced and packaged by hand. Wine bottles are reused and wrapped in banana leaves coated in beeswax. The labels are screen printed by hand on mango paper. Behind the physical form is a system that funds trade schools through microlending as a way to teach sustainable business and agricultural methods to students in the poverty- and disaster-stricken Caribbean nation of Haiti.
Credits: Geoffrey W. Byers of Savannah College of Art and Design
The electric sockets in Korea, Germany and France have two circular slots and are indented in the wall. The Furrow intuitively guides users to properly insert a cord into these electric sockets. Users can get both visual and tactile information from the outlet cover. When the outlet slots are diagonally oriented, a diagonal furrow is carved on the Furrow socket cover. For horizontal slots, the Furrow outlet cover has horizontal furrows.
Credits: Minseok Kim and Taehak Kwon of Seoul National University Of Sience & Technology (South Korea)
The 45 Degrees Nail Box is a box for nails, screws and other hardware with a magnetized opening. The magnets hold the contents upright for easy removal by the user. The graphics are color coded with detailed descriptions to make the contents easy to identify. The angled shape of the box makes the label easier to read and is optimized for shipping, display on store shelves and home storage on a workbench.
Credits: Vanessa Lucile of The Art Institute of California - Orange County for Bostitch