Kategorie: Trend Report


Movies: messaging and surfing

24. November 2015 - 13:09 Uhr

The representation of text message and webpages in movies can go across two different ways: on one side there is the need of not interrupting the scene and, on the other hand the need to show the text or the action, Considered as to important information That Must Be Displayed for understanding the movie.

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From Person of Interest, s1e2

Based On These two needs we can see in the video different examples did can have a different perception of the content in the movie.

Which are the best solution? Is it good to create unrealistic interface on the phones, thatthey just display the text? or it is better to create a solution where the text is integrated in the scene?

In this video this topic is Described with Possible Solutions and examples.

 

 

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Adobe and Microsoft take a look in the crystal ball

2. März 2015 - 18:04 Uhr

some of these interactions show very interesting approaches, especially the multi-device things and the „natural“ usages

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3D sketching by means of AR

10. April 2014 - 10:55 Uhr

Gravity – A new interesting input method and a helpful tool for industrial designers

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http://gravitysketch.com/images/gravity3.jpg



See also article on Core77 and gravitysketch.com

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Capture all of life

5. März 2014 - 17:23 Uhr

The unique lens design captures 360° horizontal x 240° vertical making it the widest viewing camera in the world.
 
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Gene Designer

22. Januar 2014 - 17:05 Uhr

Plants which are glowing in the dark could soon be a natural alternative for electric lighting and be represented in every household.

The kickstarter project “glowing plant project” is working with scientists on the goal to integrate the genes of fireflies into plants to great a self illumination effect. The funding goal with 50.000 $ is already reached and they have got almost 500.000 $ through the kickstarter campaign.

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After a few years of work they have got the first results of glowing plants. The current photos are taken with a long time exposure but they give a great view of the possibilities for gene-designer in the future.

(photo from the Bioglow corporation)

(photo from the Bioglow corporation)

More information about the project and the technology is available at the project website.

http://www.glowingplant.com/

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NAHBS

21. März 2013 - 16:32 Uhr

On february 22nd till 24th the North Atlantic Handmade Bicycle Show took part in Denver, Colorado. Being one of the most inspiring bike fairs, it is much more closer to the trend and the real cyclist than the commercial fairs serving their own needs and a stereotypic rider that doesn’t exist.

Check out the official link: http://2013.handmadebicycleshow.com/

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Summary: Cyclocrossers are coming back straight from over 110 years ago. And they are still fast. Beside the 29er trend and the fat-bikes as well the re-growing popularity of CX-bikes started several years ago and is still unstoppable. Being first recognized as a small niche of mainly singlespeed Monster-Crossers out there, the re-reborn CXs are combining Monster-Crossers with a versatile and durable do-it-all-every-day-ride.

Internal gear hubs are used to keep it clean and looking like a singlespeed. Drop bars? Of course. Disc-brakes are the coming standard on crossers (some street-, commuter and travel-bikes have them too).

So the pic above is what we’ve get used to see the next years as the new growing type of bike, the new-age Cyclocrossers, hopefully making the faceless industry-driven 29er obsolete.

Multi-purpose do everything, everyday. Big tires, therefore no suspension, internal gears, disc-brakes, drop-bar. Looking awesome, rides like a dream, faster pussycat, kill kill!

Find tons of pics and comments on following sites:

http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/article/nahbs-2013-highlights-massive-gallery-part-one-36702

http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/article/nahbs-2013-highlights-massive-gallery-part-two-36712

http://urbanvelo.org/nahbs-2013-photo-gal/

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Smartphones – Extensions turning them into Super Gadgets

5. Dezember 2012 - 16:26 Uhr

A new trend is becoming visible in technology: Add-on products for smartphones. This is a clever new business model – because the target group „Smartphone Owners“ is a very interesting consumer group. They have proven to be tech-savy, ressources-rich and many count as „Early Adopters“ – and, on top of that, the group is growing and growing. Simply a perfect group of consumers.

Here two nice smartphone extention examples:

1) A tele camera lens that can be clipped onto the iPhone lens. Costing as little as 20€. Enabling higher quality photography.

2) A second screen smart case that can be slipped around iPhone 5. Turning otherwise unused space on into an e-Ink screen.

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iPhone Teleobjektiv by Tchibo

Popslate – The Second Screen Experience Pitch from popSLATE on Vimeo.

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Kleider aus Milch

15. November 2012 - 19:33 Uhr

Antibakterielle Textilien auf Basis eines nachhaltigen Produktionsverfahrens

Weich fließend, bei Hitze kühl und bei Kälte wärmend. Dazu Allergiker geeignet und biologisch abbaubar. Die Mikrobiologin und Designerin Domaske aus Hannover, entwirft Kleidung aus Wegwerf-Milch.

Am Anfang der Produktion steht die Milch. Zwischen sechs und zehn Liter sind nötig, um den Stoff für ein Kleid herzustellen. Die Milch muss sauer werden, damit sich das Milcheiweiß Kasein absetzt. Diese quarkähnliche Eiweißmasse wird von der Molke getrennt und getrocknet. Was danach passiert, ist ein Betriebsgeheimnis. Nur so viel verrät Domaske: Dem getrockneten Kasein werden Wasser und natürliche Zutaten beigemischt.

Anschließend wandert die Masse in eine Art „Fleischwolf“, der normalerweise Polyesterfasern liefert und für die Milchfaserproduktion aufwändig umgebaut werden musste. In verschiedenen Spinnereien in ganz Deutschland werden diese Fasern schließlich zu unterschiedlich starken Garnen weiterverarbeitet.

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Nachhaltige Kleidung aus Milchproteinfasern

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Wrap your display with „Willow Glass“

6. September 2012 - 15:13 Uhr

Corning, the inventor of the famous IPhone „Gorilla Glass“ has invented  Willow Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass, which could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronics.

What makes Corning’s Willow Glass so unique is that its thinness, strength and flexibility means that displays can be ‘wrapped’ around devices or products.

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In theory, this could lead to watches or bracelets with touchscreen capability. The glass is processed at temperatures up to 500° C, which is essential for today’s high-end displays. It is also a processing condition that cannot be supported with polymer films., means that the industry can implement a ‘roll-to-roll’ process,  similar to how newsprint is produced. This is something that has previously been impossible to do until now.

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Willow Glass will also support thinner backplanes and color filters for both organic light emitting diodes (OLED) and liquid crystal displays (LCD) in high-performance, portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers. The glass’ natural hermetic properties also act as a seal for OLED displays and other moisture and oxygen-sensitive technologies.

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Formfantasma: Beautiful Water

6. September 2012 - 15:01 Uhr

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Formfantasma is known to produce both beautiful and unique objects, which incorporate unusual material use and usability. Here, they have worked with a team including glass blower Massimo Lunardon and charcoal burner Doris Wicki.

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To produce the Charcoal collection, all the designers spent a some days in the forest surrounding Zurich with Mrs. Wicki where they customized wooden pieces and burnt them using traditional techniques deeply rooted in Swiss tradition. Then they created a series of sculpted pieces to be fitted in hand-blown containers — including some textured ones blowed inside burnt branches.

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Designed specially for an exhibition dubbed ‘Confrontations’ at the Weil Am Rhein Vitra Design Museum, these beautiful functional objects are traditional yet innovative.


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