In today’s world, people look forward to explore, innovate, experience communicate and live their life through hi-tech gadgets and gizmos. And designers are getting at adjusting technology to our bodies and the way we behave.
Today, old tech standbys like the stylus, mouse and joystick look antiquated with the emergence of more user friendly devices. For instance, Apple’s iPhone lets you move screens with your finger or zoom in with a pinch and expand gesture. The Microsoft Surface lets you slide digital photos around on the screen, much as you would on a regular tabletop. Nintendo’s Wii gaming console lets you swing a baseball bat onscreen by slashing the wireless remote control through the air.
A good design is about more than just style. It has to deliver objects and services that are not only beautiful, but also work just the way people want hem to.
Take, for instance the ring-phone concept – a receiver on one finger, speaker on the other and a wireless transmitter attached to the belt. It’s always with you and there’s no need to carry it in a pocket. In general thin and small is the Holy Grail.
We believe design is the answer or today’s style conscious consumers, who are looking for a perfect blend of style, performance and ergonomics in gadgets. This trend towards becoming design-oriented is more evident in mobiles since consumers look at mobiles as an extension of their personality.
The HTC Touch Diamond is a breakthrough in innovation, combining an intuitive usability and exhilarating design. It takes the touch screen experience to a new level with a 3-D touch interface called the TouchFLO 3D. Lenovo has launched the K-series desktop range, with a health guard design. The integrated bright vision camera on the PC detects the distance between the user and the LCD monitor and beeps a warning if you’re sitting too close for comfort. It also comes with an anti-bacterial keyboard.
Our mission is to break barriers between people and technology; we’re able to do so through research that renders high-end technology tools into solutions that can be easily utilized by customers.
Computer designers have developed chips that can be embedded in clothing and things we carry around, like umbrellas. Designers are finding ways to piggyback on to the concept, through backpacks and jackets that come with built in solar panels or buttons that control gadgets.
Ease of use is a key differentiator in the marketplace. As consumer choices are increasingly driven by emotional factors than merely by the functionality of a product, design’s humanistic approach makes more desirable propositions.
As medical electronic devices continue to evolve each day, the critical part they play in enhancing overall patient care, improving the quality of life, and saving the lives of thousands is no secret. For instance, Philips’ heart Start’s automated external defibrillators have a simple design and guide users though the resuscitation process using a clear, calm voice and visual instructions. They are designed keeping the common man in mind.
Ultimately, the goal is not the communication, but the quality of life that communication affords.