I really do take a great joy featuring projects that use design to help others. It is the very case with Eatsy, adaptive tableware for the visually impaired designed by Jexter Lim. I really would suggest that you guys take a look at Jexter's extensive process via his Behance. I mean we follow his design process and journey from the sketching, prototyping, 3d prototyping, comparison testing and what's close to be the final product. What I loved the most was the introduction of the user testing where you can clearly see after several users, what works the best compared to what they would normally do on their everyday life. Jexter Lim is a industrial designer that recently graduated from the National University of Singapore. With the motto that "the key is the right connection", Jexter is gaining his experience through sketching, brainstorming and creating projects that are unique and one of a kind. For the visually impaired, they cannot gauge the amount of food picked up with a spoon, and much uneaten food is usually left scattered around the plate. Furthermore, misalignment of the spout to the cup while pouring water and cutleries falling into a hot bowl of soup are the worst experiences to deal with without proper vision. Follow Jexter Lim on Behance
Just in time for Father's Day here in the U.S., if the Dad in your life is in the market for a new set of beautifully crafted chef's knives look no further than Misen, a new brand of chef's knives with three simple mandates in mind: quality, thoughtful design at an honest price. The folks over at Misen were kind enough to let us test drive their Misen Essentials Set and we were immediately wooed by the supreme quality (Japanese steel) and functionality (sloped bolster and hybrid blade) of these beautiful knives. With those terms I may sound like a gastronomist but I'm somewhat of a hurricane in the kitchen. When it came to putting these guys to work I'll admit I felt a bit more professional. The name comes from ‘mise en place’ and if you're anything of a culinary buff you know what that means. If you are like me you google the term and discover this fancy French lingo means “to put in place.” Apparently, chefs use the term to describe the process of setting up their stations before service. Something I could really learn to do better. The Misen brand pays homage to mise en place striving to inspire better cooking through proper preparation with quality tools. Made from premium Japanese steel and hand polished to a razor-sharp finish, our Chef’s Knife holds a keen edge for precise cuts dish after delicious dish. The Misen team is on to something special by bringing simplicity back to the art of cooking through a few simple techniques, a few quality tools, at prices that won't have you eating ramen. Oh and because we have a love affair with well-designed websites, be sure to appreciate their beautiful site after you've fallen in love with the knives. Chef's Knives Get it on Amazon
Introducing the Essential Phone. It has been making quite a buzz today so we needed to share its latest industrial design to you guys, it's launching this summer. And it will be $699 smartphone called Phone along with a hub for home simply called Home. What's interesting is the phone can be purchased with an accessory with a 360-degree camera that can be simply installed with a click that makes the phone cord-free. Pretty cool, I can't wait to hear more about Essential and hopefully I can my hands on one for ABDZ. Behind the product, we have the founder and CEO Andy Rubin who is quite known to be the creator of Android. He left Google back in 2014 and he is now back with the Essential Phone. To read more about his outstanding course via Wikipedia. Product Shots More Links Order yours now: essential.com/ Follow their latest news and updates: @essential
Halcyon is a concept industrial design project created by Mike George. It's a phone to escape the digital world. The idea is simple, we all know that smartphones have completely changed the way we live. The average person spends 3.6 hours a day on their smartphones on social media. The smartphones got as connected, and yet people have never felt more lonely. Mike's idea is to go back to simplicity and reduce the venues where people can fabricate personas and end up missing out on what's important. Halcyon is a flip-phone. A gorgeous one and it embraces the trend of 'digital detoxing.' Halcyon is an adjective denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful... Simple and intuitive, the handset is as stripped-back and minimal as possible - says Mike. He also adds that the "device takes you back to a simple time, before status and Whatsoever groups'. It's an incentive for people to go back to be social in the true sense of the word. There's a lot to love from this industrial design concept. From the simplicity of the form to the elegant look. I know it's a concept, but the way it folds does look awesome. I also know that it would be to much to ask, but a project like that deserves some real prototyping. Maybe in the future with the proliferation of 3D printing and Arduino, we might be able to make our own hardware. Till then let's enjoy beautiful concept projects like this one Industrial design Mike George is an industrial designer from Birmingham, United Kingdom - currently working at DCA Design International. For more information about his work make sure to check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/mgproductd24a9
With the era of how technology has evolved, young kids have started to be pretty familiar with our smart devices and companies have started to build smaller and yet more interactive things. Well, Dualai Studio had another concept; setting aside our smart devices and introducing Mumu. Inspired by Taiwanese Cultural Lifestyle, it's a set of play toys to build their own little house structure with magnetic interchangeable parts by trigging their freedom and joy to simply play. Behind Mumu is the work from Dualai Studio. Dualai is a design studio based in Taipei, Taiwan, they have been focusing their work on multiple areas of design including: Industrial Design, Product Design, Interface Design and more. You should give them a follow via Behance. There is a tremendous variety of pretend play toys in Taiwan’s market, however, the customers are disappointed because of a lack of choice which demonstrates the Taiwanese lifestyle they are familiar with. The lifestyle in Taiwan has its own uniqueness, and it is worthy to be cherished. We aim to make mumu a hub which connects the collective memory of families through play.
Let's take a look at this colourful industrial design by Soo Mok of a really kid-friendly design of a camera for kids by Disney. The idea/concept behind this design is quite fitted for kids as I quote:"The Dream Camera aims to make kids’ get-a-way in Disneyland more ideal." It's a really cute MOD design where I can see kids using and looks pretty solid, wouldn't be worried if it would fell on the floor. What strikes me the most is the different colour scheme that would represent some of your favourite characters! Which is your favourite? Published on Behance, we are following the work of Soo Mok who is an industrial designer based in Seoul, Korea. It's nice to see Soo getting out of his comfort zone from his latest designs, definitely worth checking out his work. According to the veteran photographer, David Hurn, photography is a perfect tool for overcoming shyness. In this sense, if some kids feel shy or even afraid of uncomfortable circumstances, e.g., confronting characters, a camera could be a highly useful icebreaking tool to overcome barriers in their mind by letting children taking pictures. There is no need to pose Then when you come home they will still have a picture to remember meeting the characters but don’t have to pose for a photograph.
AE1 is a concept industrial design and product design project created and shared by Jun Semin on his Behance profile. The beauty of this project in my opinion, lies on the pursue of a classic and premium look resulting on a super clean product. It brings a lot of references in terms of style and aesthetics from Leica, as you can see from the images below. Jun even uses that as reference during his design process. Jun Semin is an industrial designer from Seoul, South Korea. His design work is a think tank wrapped in the “Idea” & “Story” with the simplicity and exclusivity as well as humor not seen in the conventional commercial design elements. Listening to user's story and learning from their experience is crucial that when designing a new product – not to mention that it’s very interesting and fun. Not only he provides you with a logical, reasonable and systematic approach, it also brings you the most eye-catching objects. AE1 have created the look of a hand-made premium film camera. The detailed finish and smooth lines look great with the interior decoration of every car. Classic black and mystic colors satisfy the sophisticated tastes of urban car drivers. Industrial Design
Barry is an industrial design concept for an imaginary product, which is nothing more than an external touch bar. The project was created and shared by Alex Pluda. I have been using the new MacBook Pro for the past 5 months and I got used to the Touch Bar. That doesn't mean that I think it is amazing, it works. I got a few misses when I try to tap delete. Maybe because I am a person that makes tons of mistakes. That aside, I think there are some interesting uses. Sketch and Photoshop are good examples for me. Barry is basically a touch bar you can use it as an external device. I really don't know how useful it is but it was interesting enough that I had to share it here with you. barry is a imaginary product that aims at helping any creative by speeding up their work. It is my first attempt to create a realistic and tangible product. Hope you will like it! Industrial Design Concept Alex Pluda is an interaction designer from London, UK. He is the lead designer at Avory. For more information make sure to check out his Behance profile at https://www.behance.net/alexpluda8447
Being on-the-go is something we all strive for and being able to be mobile for all occasions is an addition as well. Imagine having a portable screen? We are taking a look at industrial design of a monitor concept named: L-Rod. Coming with a minimal bezel and a curved display, this concept is aiming with a single USB-C cable to both be used as power and image data. It’s an interesting approach for an external screen, what do you think? Designed by Hyunsu Park, he is an industrial designer over at the Kookmin University, Seoul in Korea. Hyunsu focus his work also in product design and UI/UX. Let’s keep an eye on him for his future projects.
We would like to share this industrial design by Clement Dauchy about a cycling navigation called: Orion. What’s interesting about this project is that we get to follow his process from the sketching, industrial design, packaging and the UI/UX from the product. Impressive work I have to admit and I would love to see something like Orion in action and see how the UI will react in a live environment with cars and streets all around. Published on Behance is the work from Clement Dauchy who is an industrial/product designer based in San Francisco, USA. Currently working at Astro Studios, Clement works on personal concepts after finding problems in his daily life. Looking forward to see more of him in the future.
I think most of us shared our love for gradients. As a designer, I do! What if it shares the time through a gradient on a beautiful watch?! This is the product design we are sharing today named: the Hidden Time Watch. It’s a play on the colour contrast of the gradient to tell the time, it’s quite a genuine concept. It almost feel like an optical illusion and I think it’s such a cool factor. Currently on Kickstarter, the watch is unisex and comes in three colours including rose gold, black, and white. Published via Kickstarter, this is a design by Jiwoong Jung and according to him: "“My research on how to naturally pass time began with how hiding occurs in nature, which led me to one of the best known examples––the chameleon’s protective color. Their defense mechanism is a kind of optical illusion, but a simple and effective way to have two things together naturally when superimposed". Hidden Time's watch face features a beautiful gradient display under a crystal covering where numbers are firmly printed. As hours pass, the hour gradient disc rotates and “hidden time” is revealed.
With how technology has been shifting to portable devices for your viewing entertainment, do you still see a place for a TV in your living room? Does the concept of a living room still exists? We are sharing this industrial design by Kwanjun Ryu about a Hide and Show TV concept named: Atelier. The main thing about this concept is about the Audio Mode where you can just hide the TV and enjoy some music. What do you think? Published via Behance, this is the work from Kwanjun Ryu who is an industrial designer from Seoul, Korea. Focusing his work also into interaction design and UI/UX, Ryu has won many awards including the Design Membership by Samsung. ATELIER TV is new generation of personal TV design that specialized in audio function.
It’s funny somehow I am getting interested more and more about industrial design, especially with things that you’ll user everyday. This is a project by Audrey Louchart who is an industrial designer over Moment for their 2nd generation of products introducing two photo cases and a new lens. We are taking a look at their latest product called: the Photo Case. They have successfully (yay!) funded their Kickstarter project and let’s a look at their conceptual work. Audrey Louchart is an industrial designer working at Moment that is currently based in Seattle, WA, USA. Focusing her work into industrial design, photography and packaging; Audrey also has worked on products like the pencil from FiftyThree, Xbox One Stereo Headsets and more. Credits Audrey Louchart Erik Hedberg RJ Lincoln Julia Manchik, Zach Reed, Erica Simas
I think I’ve mentioned it before but I am a huge fan of the Nike brand. I just love how they experiment all the time with their products and material. And at the same time it’s great to see designers going down this path as well. Let’s take a look at this concept by Joseph Cooper of a Nike Advanced Training Jacket. What’s particular from this concept is the use of battery (for charging) and sensors for tracking the performance of the athlete. The attention to the details are spot-on and I can’t wait to see more from Joseph in the near future. Published on Behance is the work from Joseph Cooper who is an indstrial designer working now at Black & Decker. There isn't much about him online but what you found is definitely worth a look. It's really great to see Joseph experiment with another category like fashion for example but at the same time with also a practical aspect. Hyperion is a system of intelligent textiles and electronic components which work together to give athletes the ability to customize and adapt any garment to their needs. The jacket was designed to regulate body temperature during everyday athletic training, as well as to help athletes track and improve their performance over time.
We’ve seen tools like the Wacom and even the Touch Bar from the MacBook Pro to somehow increase our productivity and workflow. They both have their pros and cons but I would an issue I had with the Wacom for example was its size especially when you think of working on-the-go or in a coffee shop. How about we rethink it a little. Let’s take a look at this editing tablet product design concept named: Kontrol by Jonny Tran. With a minimal approach, I can’t help to enjoy the idea of having your tablet separated in different components. It’s quite neat! Published via Behance, this is the work from freelance designer named Jonny Tran based in Jönköping, Sweden. There isn’t much more information about Jonny but we know that he’s studying in Industrial Design and we shall look forward to see more of him in the near future. Kontrol is a sketch tablet that is designed for video and photo editors in mind.
Recently, we witness the launch of Nintendo’s latest with their new console named: Switch. With the trend about VR, what if Nintendo took the turn into this technology? What it will look like? Will it stand against the competition? Well, Antoine Beynel took a stab at a industrial design concept and let’s give it a look. Inspired by the Nintendo Switch, we can see how this could actually work with what will be on the market soon. What do you think? Published on Behance , we are taking a look at the work from Antoine Beynel. He is an industrial designer currently based in Seattle, WA, USA. He specialized his work on industrial design, product design and branding; his work has been recognized by many awards like the CES innovation award and more.
MINUS-8 is a industrial design and product design project share by Brett Lovelady on his Behance profile. There are so many things to love about this project and the fact it's from 2 years ago is even more interesting for me. The watch brand was created by Astro Studios designed to express the things that make the West Coast so special: Free thought, pure form, and always living on the leading edge of America. The outcome is a truly beautiful watch with a mix of style and function well balanced out. Another important thing for me is that as the fad for smartwatches are sort of passing or settling we see that the classic wristwatch has a place in the market, even if it's just for style. The progressive, layered construction makes MINUS-8 as future-focused in its aesthetic as it is in its ethos. The MINUS-8’s brand is inspired by californias eight-hour distance from Greenwich Mean Time. We believe America’s West Coast culture gives us the freedom to be innovators and change-agents. The progressive, layered construction makes MINUS-8 as future-focused in its aesthetic as it is in its ethos. Product Lineup Since launching MINUS-8 in 2014, they’ve created 5 full lines of watches as well as a collection with another native San Francisco apparel brand, NICE Collective. With a new brutalist aesthetic, established Japanese movements, space age details, and best-in-class materials, MINUS-8 represents a new standard within the category. Product design process About Brett Lovelady Brett Lovelady is a designer, communicator and angst ridden creative capitalist. After receiving his BFA in Design at BYU, he escaped to Silicon Valley to design the future. After his successful run as Vice President of Design at Lunar and Frog respectively, he sought absolute power (aka responsibility) and unbridled creative license. This led him to the founding of Astro Studios in 1994, and it’s been a giant fun-filled waterslide of bringing innovative products to market, turning venturous sparks into fireballs, and becoming a global design voice. For more information check out http://www.astrostudios.com/