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红点 概念奖 2008 Concept Design

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Red dot award

About red dot design award

With more than 11,000 submissions from 61 countries, the international “red dot design award” is the largest and most renowned design competition in the world. It is divided into the “red dot award: product design”, the “red dot award: communication design” and the “red dot award: design concept.” The award-winning products are put before an international public in the red dot design museum.

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Design concept categories There are 20 categories to choose from. The categories are deliberately wide to ensure that your imagination is not limited. Think beyond the conventional list that is provided and define new innovations. Public space Bridges, street lighting, roads, outdoor seating, street information signages, shelters, bus-stops, traffic systems, manholes, car parks Habitat Architecture, mobile homes, capsules, intelligent homes, urban design, disaster rapid deployment housing, tents, marquees, low cost housing, bomb shelters, exhibition booths, enclosed areas Mobility Vehicles, mass transportation, boats, aeroplanes, hybrid amphibious vehicles, remote control robotics, cars, car accessories, automotive engineering, buses, transport productivity devices Energy energy conservation, alternate energy, new ways of harnessing energy, energy independent devices Green Sustainable design, recycle, reuse, waste reduction Bathroom Faucets, bathtubs, sanitaryware, fixtures

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Design concept categories Domestic aid Vacuum cleaners, washing machines, blenders, ovens, dishwashers, cooker, boilers Interior accessories Cutlery, vases, interior decoration Illumination Lights, lamps, outdoor, lighting systems and accessories Home Furniture Living room, bedroom, kitchen, sofas, storage solutions, chairs, tables Productivity Devices to improve personal efficiency in day to day living. GPS displayers, navigational tools, key identification and simple assistive tools. Workplace Personal digital assistance, computers, scanners, copiers, desks, system furniture, filing systems, task oriented products, devices and equipment for use at work Protection Personal protection devices, safety tools, safety gear, safety wear, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, anti-theft devices, home protection devices 2009-8-29


Design concept categories Third Age devices, equipment, products designed specifically for men and women over 50 years of age, to encourage active living. Life science Health enhancing devices, massage chairs, medical devices, artificial limbs, hearing aids, exercise and gym equipment, medical appliances and equipment, laboratory equipment and furnishings Interaction & communication Interactive multimedia display systems, mobile phones, messaging devices, 3G devices, remote conferencing, presentation and meeting facilitation devices and wireless communication Entertainment Audio systems, televisions, portable audio players, portable audio-visual players, digital cameras, video camera Fashion Watches, eyewear, clothes, bags, footwear, jewellery, travel accessories Education Teaching aids, toys, classroom design Recreation Sports, board games, computer games, toys, musical instruments, saunas, solariums, camping equipment, portable electronic gaming devices 2009-8-29


Adjudication criteria What do the jury look out for in each design concept? The criteria may be used as a guideline for presenting your work. Degree of innovation Is the concept new or does it supplement an existing product with a new desirable quality? Aesthetic quality Is the concept's form pleasant to look at? Realization possibility Does current technology allow for the concept to be realized as a product? If not with current technology, is the possibility of realization foreseeable in 1 to 3 years? Functionality and usefulness Does the concept fulfill all requirements of handling, usability, safety, and maintenance? Does it fulfill a need or function? Manufacturing efficiency / cost of manufacturing Can the concept be manufactured within a reasonable cost? Emotional content What does the concept offer the user beyond its immediate practical purpose in terms of sensual quality, possibilities of a playful use or emotional attachment?

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Red dot award: Design Concept

Why does a professional designer or even a design student want to win the award?

A designer may have a very good innovation or design idea and would like to realize the design commercially. Frequently, a designer may encounter resistance when presenting this idea to a company due to a lack of direct contacts with industry or the competition of other designers vying for the attention of a company with new ideas. Winning a red dot differentiates the design to thousands of others, offering a convincing entry point for a discussion with companies. Every year, winners have reported success at attracting the attention of industry upon winning a red dot and a few have had their ideas manufactured and commercialized.

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Design Concept 2009

1、Accordion Bathtub 设计者:罗仕鉴,傅业焘,周 煜啸,陈莲莲,刘石佳等。 设计说明:绿色设计,一种具 有手风琴结构的伸缩浴缸,同 时起到节水和节省空间的双重 效果。大人用的时候展开,小 孩子不需要那么多水的时候就 可以缩小省水。不用时也可以 折叠以节省空间。

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Design Concept 2009

2、Life net 设计者:陶骏,高珊珊,李冰,李欣 睿,李振鹏等。 设计说明:一个网格状的救生圈,海 难时投放可一次性拯救大量人群。

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Design Concept 2009 3、Helix pen 设计者:陶骏,高珊珊,李冰,李欣睿, 李振鹏等。 设计说明:一种减少浪费的笔,整支笔由 笔芯一体成型,绕成笔的形状。这种绿色 设计用巧妙的方式加长了笔的使用寿命, 从而减少了废笔的数量,达到节约。

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Design Concept 2009

4、Touch 设计者:石磊,王冠云,盛铖,侯雯佩,成 瑶等。 设计说明:亲子拖鞋,可以让孩子踩在大人 的脚上学走路。

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Bathroom Medical Shower Head

design: Chen Qiong Lu Jie Xia Mang Zheng Guan

Medical Shower not only functions as a regular showerhead, it also helps take care of the skin. By accommodating traditional medicinal herbs, it facilitates a stream of infused water. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is widely known to have remarkable healing abilities. It is not only meant for consumption; it is also suitable for external applications. Age-old remedies, such as medicinal baths, have been extensively used throughout history. But this practice has been far less common in recent times as traditional baths can be inconvenient in the modern day context. However, it is possible to obtain Chinese herbal medicine in concentrated granules these days. They are individually packed in small parcels, similar to teabags. As such, taking a medicinal shower can be as easy as making a cup of tea.

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Bathroom

Nature

design: Feng Ning Li Xinping He Chengfei Shi Hui Nature is an interactive bathroom system that is designed to simulate the primordial relationship between human and nature. Nature is dedicated to the revival of a basic human need – to be part of nature. Through design and modern technology, Nature seeks to provide the modern man with a compensatory experience of things in and as part of the natural environment. Designed as an interactive bathroom system – which is an adaptation of the standing urinal – Nature gives the gentleman the impression that he is watering a small plant when he uses the facility. When it is in use, a built-in sensor in the urinal detects the flow of liquid, which then displays an image of a growing plant in front of the user. The size of the plant is dependent on the length of time the urinal is in use. The image of the plant fades when the user leaves the urinal. This visual simulation provides an emotional connection between human and nature.

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Bathroom It Depends On You

design: Chao Shih Hsin Why must the toilet brush convey an image of dirtiness? It Depends On You is a sculptural toilet brush and brush holder designed to lift the mood of the user. It Depends On You is a toilet brush and brush holder that combine to form a complete structure. A curve has been used in the design to hint at the function of the toilet brush, at the same time giving formal expression. The form is based on the image of a broom, complete with lines expressed on the surface. The base of the water container has been designed as a heavy cylinder resting above a square surface, which relates to Chinese symbolism – “sky is round and earth is square”. At the same time, the configuration suggests that the brush be placed downwards. The play on soft curvilinearity makes a point of difference from other regular, stiff toilet brushes. It Depends On You offers the user a more pleasant experience and brings elegance to cleaning.

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Bathroom It Depends On You

design: Chao Shih Hsin Why must the toilet brush convey an image of dirtiness? It Depends On You is a sculptural toilet brush and brush holder designed to lift the mood of the user. It Depends On You is a toilet brush and brush holder that combine to form a complete structure. A curve has been used in the design to hint at the function of the toilet brush, at the same time giving formal expression. The form is based on the image of a broom, complete with lines expressed on the surface. The base of the water container has been designed as a heavy cylinder resting above a square surface, which relates to Chinese symbolism – “sky is round and earth is square”. At the same time, the configuration suggests that the brush be placed downwards. The play on soft curvilinearity makes a point of difference from other regular, stiff toilet brushes. It Depends On You offers the user a more pleasant experience and brings elegance to cleaning.

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Bathroom

Save Water

design: Yang Taegyun It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re taking a shower. Save Water is a showerhead that helps the user save water by indicating how much has been used. Designed to help the user save water, Save Water is comprised of a hand-held showerhead and a wall-mounted unit, and includes a sensor and a digital display. The digital display shows the amount of water used as well as other information such as the temperature and pressure of the water and whether the water is turned off. The sensor detects when the showerhead is in use. Save Water is automatically turned on when the showerhead is lifted off the wall-mounted device, and is turned off when the showerhead is returned to the wall-mounted device. The user is able to control the water pressure and temperature and the angle of the sprays by adjusting the device.

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Domestic Aid Pebbles design: Kwak Yongju Shin Dongbin Han Kukil Kim Young Seok Derived from the traditional Korean stone grill, Pebbles is a new concept grill that provides a safer and healthier system for the preparation of food. Pebbles is a stone grill that has been designed with a flexible body structure and heating panels to allow the user to prepare food safely and more effectively than with traditional devices. Being able to adapt to different situational and cooking requirements, Pebbles is convenient to use. With its flexible body and portability, it is well suited to both outdoor and indoor use, and is adaptable to the cooking of different foods. It is hygienic and does not produce harmful by-products, which makes it a safer and healthier option for cooking. The user is able to grill a fish fresh out of the water, cook meat at a park for a party, or use it as a burner on the table for a warm family dinner. Pebbles’ simple structure makes it easy to operate: the user must first shift a centrally located controller pebble, which conceals the switch, to turn the power button on. With their finger, the user rotates the sensor touch pad, located on the outer ring of the power button, to activate the heating function. A red dot formed around the pebbles notifies the user that heat is being generated. When cooking is complete, the user has to simply tug gently at the controller pebble and it will sling back into position, which turns the device off. In addition, washing is simple and easy given the product’s form and the material characteristics of the stones used. 2009-8-29


Domestic Aid

Deodr- Clothes Refreshner

Designer: Chang Kuo-Jen and Wu Kun-Chia Offering a convenient way to freshen up clothes without washing them, Deodr combines the effects of a photocatalyst light tube and faninduced convection to remove unpleasant smells. Deodr removes unpleasant smells from clothes and makes them smell fresh. The photocatalyst light tube in combination with air convection makes efficient deoderisation possible. Avoiding the use of water and laundry liquid has benefits for the environment as well as the clothes. This freshening process is much more gentle on fabrics than washing. Using Deodr is easy. Just hang the clothes within the “lampshade� and set the controller to deodorise for about 15 to 30 minutes. Any unpleasant smells, such as perfume residue, will be removed quickly. Deodr would be very useful for business travelers. While Deodr will remove smells, washing is still required for stain removal.

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Domestic Aid

B-IRON 725

design: Lee Dongseok Jung Jihyung Taking the guess-work out of de-creasing your garments, the B-IRON 725 is a transparent iron that allows the user to watch the ironing proces. The ironing process can be uneasy at times, as there is no direct visual contact with the part of the clothing that’s being ironed. There is no way to tell if the clothing is being properly smoothed. The soleplate of the B-IRON 725 is made of tempered glass, so the user is able to watch the ironing process. Whilst conducting heat adequately, tempered glass has a better degree of heat resistance than ordinary glass, meaning it can cope well with high temperatures. The electrothermal wire, which is made of Nichrome (a nickel-chromium resistance wire), is laid out in a geometric pattern to suit the design concept of the product. If additional pressure needs to be applied during ironing, the user is able to rotate the handle to the opposite direction for better support.

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Domestic Aid

Fresh Storage

design: Lee Dongseok Fresh Storage is a fruit storage system that uses photocatalysis technology to keep fruits fresh. When one piece of fruit goes bad, it accelerates the deterioration process of others. The reason for this is that ethylene gas is emitted from the bad fruit, which affects the other fruit around it. Fresh Storage works by removing the ethylene created in the process of deterioration by photocatalysis. This technique is powerful, effective, and environmentally friendly. Since ethylene is disintegrated by its reaction to photocatalysts in the storage system, the freshness of fruits or grains can be preserved for an extended period of time.

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Domestic Aid

Viron

design: Kim Jaejin Have you ever scorched your clothes while ironing? With its centre of gravity located at the rear, Viron lifts away from the garment when you let go. It is easy to scorch your clothes during ironing. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call or a knock at the door. Viron is an iron that has been designed to help prevent this from occurring. Its centre of gravity is located at the rear, rather than the centre of the iron, so when you lift it off your garment, it leans backwards to remove the hot iron plate from the fabric.

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Domestic Aid

Baguni

design: Jung Jihyung Baguni is a washing machine that incorporates a removable laundry basket-cum-washing drum. Who does not want to make domestic tasks a little easier? Most average households use a laundry basket to collect their laundry. When the laundry basket is full, its contents are emptied into the washing machine. The Baguni washing machine provides a simple and easy way to launder by eliminating a step from the usual process. The entire Baguni laundry basket is placed into the washing machine, serving a secondary function as the washing machine drum. After the washing cycle is complete, the clean laundry can be removed from the machine while still in the drum/basket.

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Domestic Aid Cognitive Plug design: Lee Sang-Hun Lim Yong-Bum Cognitive Plug allows the user to easily recognise which appliance a plug belongs to at a multi-outlet socket, and hence, to turn off its power supply completely. Avoiding stand-by mode saves a significant amount of electricity. Can you identify which plug is for the TV, amongst the other plugs in your power sockets? Do you leave your appliances on stand-by? A significant amount of electricity is wasted by appliances in stand-by mode, even though the appliance is switched off. In Korea, it has been suggested that the amount of wasted electricity is roughly equivalent to the amount of electricity used in two nuclear reactors in a year. Money and electricity are wasted because people do not know about the implications of stand-by power consumption. Cognitive Plug is an LED-lit tag that is designed to solve this problem. Each Cognitive Plug shows an LED-lit icon, which allows the user to easily identify the appliance to which the plug belongs, and hence, to turn off its electrical power completely. The Cognitive Plug uses only a small amount of electric power to light the icon, and prevents the user from pulling out the wrong plug. This easy and accurate system of identification helps to save electrical energy. 2009-8-29


Domestic Aid BIG EYE NEEDLE

design: Woo Moonhyung Threading a needle is generally difficult, but it would be even trickier if you suffer from poor eyesight or shaky hands. The BIG EYE NEEDLE can be threaded easily with a temporary enlargement of the eye. “The eye of a needle” is a saying often used in relation to very small holes. As threading can be frustrating when it comes to needlework, people often wish that needles’ eyes could be bigger. However, bigger eyes would not be practical, as they would leave unsightly holes in the fabric. BIG EYE NEEDLE has been conceptualised to solve this prevailing issue. It can accommodate a bigger eye, while maintaining the overall size of the needle. The eye of the needle has been designed with a slit to allow the user to enlarge it by pressing against the end with the fingertips. The needle snaps back into its original form after the pressure is released. The material used to make the needle – iron – creates a spring-like elasticity when the eye is enlarged while simultaneously making it possible for the needle to retain its rigidity. BIG EYE NEEDLE makes it possible for anyone,especially the elderly, to thread a needle easily.

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Domestic Aid

Hair Straightener

Company: Shenzhen ND Industrial Design Co Ltd Hair Straightener brings style and multi- functionality to professional hairdressing tools. This integrated product combines hair straightening with the measuring of hair elasticity. With a shape reminiscent of a traditional hair pin, Hair Straightener adopts an easy and familiar method for hair care with a professional result. It has been designed with the intention that the process of use will be enjoyed as much as the result. Hair Straightener feels as smooth as the fingers. Elasticity-measuring technology has been incorporated and a screen displays the degree of flexibility in the hair. This information is as helpful to the individual as to the professional stylist in the salon. Colourful and contemporary in style, the polymer casing is heat-resistant.

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Domestic Aid

New Spoon for Yogurt

design: Park Nojae New Spoon for Yogurt avoids wastage and allows the user to easily scoop out the last bits of yogurt from the container. It can be a challenge to scoop up the last bits of yogurt, especially around the edges of the container. With this new spoon, scooping up the last morsels is easy. With its angled edges, New Spoon for Yogurt gets right into the corners of the container to prevent wastage, allowing the yogurt to be finished entirely.

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Domestic Aid

Soap Bank

design: Lim Woo Teik Cho Yun Ha Park Sung Woo Paick Yoon Ha Soap Bank allows small pieces of soap to be saved so that the entire bar can be finished. As a bar of soap is used and becomes smaller, it also gets harder to manipulate. It might also break into smaller pieces. Soap Bank has been designed to save these small pieces of soap – much like a savings bank. They are deposited through a small hole and collected in a net attached to the main body of Soap Bank, which is made of rubber. The user can conveniently remove the magnetically-attached net with the soap in it and use it to make the perfect lather. A suction pad allows the Soap Bank to be attached to the wall of a bathroom.

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Domestic Aid Universal Plug

design: Kim Seung Woo With its circular cut-out, the Universal Plug allows everyone to pull out plugs easily, regardless of the strength of their hands. It may also encourage people to develop a good attitude towards conserving energy. The Universal Plug’s circular cut-out has two great benefits. Firstly, it makes pulling the plug out of a socket a lot easier. This is particularly useful for people who lack strength in their hands, whether through injury, illness or aging. The user simply needs to hook their finger into the cut-out and pull. The plug can be pulled out with a minimum of effort. Secondly, it may encourage people to develop a good attitude towards saving energy. Pulling out the plug will cut off the supply of electricity for appliances’ stand-by modes when they are not being used. While most people want to save energy by turning off lights, they still leave plugs in their sockets, not giving a second thought to the power wastage of standby mode. The Universal Plug has a built- in reminder, after the light is switched off and the room gets dark, the cut-out hole becomes more prominent thanks to a glowing inner surface. 2009-8-29


Domestic Aid

Knives in the knife

initiator: Shangdong University Certain to delight travellers and picnic-goers, Knives in the Knife conveniently combines four knives within a single knife profile. Composed of environmentally considerate bamboo and metal, this knife combination is a compact piece of equipment that gives four knife options in one. It is a handy tool to take when travelling or going on a picnic. The large knife has a metal edge and is useful for cutting meat or tough foods. The medium- sized knife is useful for cutting fruit and other softer foods. The small knife has a serrated edge and can be used for cutting bread. The mini knife is entirely metal and can be used for delicate foods such as crab.

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Domestic Aid

Plug-in Your Taste

design: Ryu Dohyun Koo Bonho Plug-in Your Taste has been designed to provide for easy fitting of electrical plugs into wall or extension sockets. The plugs will fit at any angle. As most wall and extension sockets are located at places that are not directly accessible or visible, many people encounter difficulties when plugging cords into the sockets. Plug-in Your Taste has been designed to allow the user to fit plugs into sockets conveniently, even if the sockets are hidden. The design allows the plug to be fitted into the socket at any angle – a helpful feature when one has to reach around furniture or other objects.

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Domestic Aid

Compact

design: Choi Hun Jung Lee Sang Hwa Emitting joyful coloured light and accommodating a flower vase, this air purifier achieves a lot within its compact volume. This multi-function air purifier is a compact, discreet unit. The cylindrical pod-like form contains a filter and a turbine. The electricity supply cord enters through the base of one of the unit’s feet. The base contains an LED that can project various colours onto the ground. Two small cut-outs on the round top surface accommodate a remote control and a cylindrical flower vase. The remote control uses icons to display the speed at which the purifier turbine is set.

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Domestic Aid

Oh Crab

design: Bae Yong Sun Making life a little easier in the kitchen, Oh Crab is a pot whose handles become crab-like legs. Chefs need never be caught without a pot stand again. There are some things that always seem difficult to find when you need them. A pot stand is one of them. Most people don’t think to look for their pot stand before they cook, later finding themselves with a hot pot in their hands and nowhere to place it. They’ll invariably use something easy to find, like a book, as their pot stand – a situation that is far from ideal. Oh Crab is a pot that takes its design inspiration from the crab. It incorporates handles that also function as a pot stand, and it has a knob on its lid that also functions as a kitchen timer. The knob resembles an hourglass. Oh Crab aims to make cooking and serving more enjoyable and convenient.

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Domestic Aid

Charge Cushion

design: Paick Yoon Ha Charge Cushion is a cable organiser that also provides a cosy place for the charging of electronic devices. Charge Cushion allows electronic devices and their cables to be arranged neatly within its elastic cushioning. Similar to the placing of things in the crevices of cushions, the user, likewise, is able to place devices and cables in the crevices of Charge Cushion while they are being charged. Made with soft fabric, Charge Cushion is able to protect devices and prevent them from damage. In addition, the cushions on which the devices rest provide visual comfort to the user.

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Domestic Aid

Dogpot

design: Choi Younglong Portable and hygienic, Dogpot offers a handy and convenient way to clean up dog excrement without the need to touch it. Dogpot has been designed as a simple and convenient excrement disposal product, which saves the dog owner the hassle of carrying waste disposal bags and having to physically touch the excrement. Besides being easy to handle, precise, portable and convenient, Dogpot is also hygienic. Made with paper, Dogpot is lightweight and recyclable. It comes in neatly folded packages, which allows the dog owner to easily fit them in their pocket. It is simple to use – open the lever, pick up the excrement and throw the entire package away (or recycle the paper). The lever also functions as handles, so the dog owner is able to carry the package until a bin is located.

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Domestic Aid Fan Bricks design: Dai Ziyi Bringing fun and flexibility to the fan, as well as a way to decorate the room, Fan Bricks are a new take on domestic cooling. The fan is a more energy-efficient means of cooling than the air conditioner. There is not a lot of variety in the shape of most fans, however. Fan Bricks have been designed to bring some fun into the equation. They can be stacked and assembled according to the user’s preferences, much like toy blocks. Safety has been considered, with “soft-safe-fan-leaves” being used for the blades. These will not injure the hand if it comes into contact with the rotating fan blades due to an “auto-terminate- safe-motor”, which switches the rotation direction if the blades are touched. A result of this safety feature is that the breeze strength is less than that of ordinary fans. The use of a series of Fan Bricks can compensate for this. One set of assembled bricks needs only one power cord. Three bricks, one stand, and some fittings compose one set of Fan Bricks. Larger arrangements can be made by adding more sets. Every socket has its own cover and every cover has its own place to rest on the stand. If there are children in the house, a mask can be applied to the Fan Bricks to prevent the perception that all fans are as safe as this one. The dimensions of the parts have been optimized for packing and shipping. 2009-8-29


Entertainment

Holderearphone

design: Kim Yoon-Sang Designed for mobility and hygiene, holderearphone also provides for comfortable listening and convenience. Holder earphone has been designed as a pair of hook-shaped earphones that are attached to the earlobes, rather than fitting into the ear. This prevents the spreading of bacteria, as the earphones are not tightly inserted into the ears. The hook-shaped design also allows the two hooks of the earpieces to be attached to form a loop. The earphones can then be looped around the neck instead of dangling and being potentially tangled, disconnected and damaged.

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Entertainment

Tactile Mp3

design: Kim Bomi Tactile MP3 allows the user to identify and control the buttons of this MP3 player without needing to look at it. Instead of the traditional visual icons that MP3 players usually rely on, Tactile MP3 utilises a series of embossed icons for easy identification with the fingertips. This allows the user to control the MP3 player even if it is in their pocket or in a bag. Tactile MP3’s rounded form and handy size induce the consumer to use it intuitively by touch.

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Entertainment

Led By One Line: Headphones

design: Bao Haimo Feng Dong Li Xiao Ming Liu Sining Liu Jie With a fresh conception of the plug and jack relationship, Led By One Line: Headphones make it possible for friends to share music played on a personal music player. Music is an important component of many people’s lives. However, it may be difficult to share music with others via personal music players in public. This is mainly due to the availability of standard headsets that do not allow for more than one person to hear the music at one time. The design of Led By One Line: Headphones stems from the relationship between the headset’s plug and jack. The jack is designed with an extension to enable a second headset to be attached to it. This device not only provides users with the freedom to use personal music players in more ways; it also promotes communication, sharing and convenience.

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Entertainment

The Birth of Natural Radio

design: Jo Cheol Ki Through the use of familiar natural objects and a building action that humans have performed for millennia, we are presented with The Birth of Natural Radio. Many people find a degree of comfort and familiarity in nature, and products are often given “natural” shapes – made in the “image” of nature. Humans are, after all, part of nature. The Birth of Natural Radio makes use of natural stones in combination with an action that humans have performed for millenia – building with stones. To use this radio, pick up a stone and place it on the channel pad. The channel changes with the changing number of stones. Similary, the volume is increased by increasing the number of stones placed on the volume pad. Electronic scales measure the weight of the stones and signal to the radio component, which responds accordingly.

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Entertainment

Cube

design: Jung Jihyung For those who live their life to the sound of music, Cube is a set of portable wireless speakers that lets the user take the music wherever they go. Would you not be pleased to be able to listen to music, with a sound quality similar to that of a concert hall, whenever and wherever you like? Cube is a set of portable wireless speakers that allows the user to bring the concert hall with them wherever they go. All six sides of Cube are 5.1Ch portable wireless speakers. There is the option of keeping the Cube intact (via internal magnets) or separating the individual speakers. The design of each speaker relates to the overall form the Cube. The speaker at the bottom is the woofer and volume controller, which is manipulated by twisting the pyramid.

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Entertainment Shake

design: Kenneth Tay Shake is an MP3 player that uses kinetic energy to charge the battery. When the battery runs out, it is recharged with a shake. The design intention of Shake was to relate technology to something we are familiar with – in this case, a pocket watch. The operation of a pocket watch relies on the physical winding action of the wearer. The Shake MP3 player is operated by a shaking motion. It is charged by shaking with the “hold” function turned on. With “hold” off, the user shakes the player to play and pause. The design language and formal expression of Shake are based on the established typology of the pocket watch, which gives the user comfort in the familiarity of a personal device carried in the pocket. Also familiar is the experience of giving life to an electronic device through the application of a physical action. With the growing concern over environmental issues, Shake serves as a concept for what MP3 players could be like, and provides a possible solution for MP3 players of the future. 2009-8-29


Entertainment

TRIA Wireless Sound System

design: Ricardo Baiao TRIA is a wireless sound system that allows the user to listen to music from vinyl records and rip it to a built-in hard disk. Composed of three elements – a wireless vinyl player and ripper, wireless stereo speakers and a wireless controller – TRIA Wireless Sound System allows the user to play and convert music from vinyl records to MP3 format. Music can also be transferred from the player’s built-in hard disk onto a USB storage device. TRIA not only plays vinyl records on a new system with innovative digital solutions, it also preserves the old turntable experience by enabling it to be controlled with a remote control or a touch-screen LCD display located on the top surface of the player. A system of four styli allows it to play the both sides of the vinyl without having to flip it. In addition, TRIA is equipped with an internal cleaning system, which offers the system long life and durability.

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Entertainment Biopod

design: Morteza Faghihi Inspired by the praying mantis and bionic science, the Biopod is a photographer's tripod with an extraordinarily flexible body.This allows it to be used easily on the uneven surfaces of natural terrains. At times, photographers need a tripod whose angles can be adjusted, particularly when they are working on uneven surfaces, such as those in natural environments. For such conditions, it is almost impossible to use the ordinary tripod effectively. Inspired by bionic science as well as the legs of a praying mantis. Biopod has been developed to adapt to different environmental conditions and provide ease of use for the photographer.It is quick to set up and can be easily adjusted to accommodate special angles as well as suit the most challenging terrains. Biopod's telescopic movement, which utilises a four-links mechanism, is a refinement of existing models. Biopod can be adjusted to its terrain through disengaging the lock and rotating each leg, which can be re-locked at a later stage.

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Fashion

Point of Time

design: Tao Di Using moving cross bars rather than rotating arms, the Point of Time watch presents a new way of telling the time. Instead of using rotating arms, the Point of Time watch shows the time in an unexpected, mysterious manner. The red hour bar moves downwards and the blue minutes bar moves across, from left to right. The two bars meets at a cross point, which represents a unique moment in the day. As time passes, the point moves on. The bars are driven by an internal mechanism; when they reach the end of their track, they will immediately return to the start point. A magnetic clip and flexible straps make this watch easy and comfortable to wear.

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红点概念奖2008Concept Design  

红点概念奖2008 Concept Design

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