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Industrial Design: Samsung Dex Book Concept

Industrial Design: Samsung Dex Book Concept

We are sharing an industrial design project of a product that we wished it was real so we can see how it will actually work in real-life. Too bad it's just a concept but let's just say it's a pretty solid one. Introducing the Dex Book, a laptop to enhance your mobile experience using the Samsung S8/S8+. We have seen what the currently Dex Station from Samsung can do. You need a screen, a keyboard and a mouse to make it work but how about a laptop experience instead. Well, this is all this design is all about, I love the approach on docking the phone on a specific section of the keyboard and use it as an external screen. My only concern would be the size of the actual laptop screen but I understand the concept wanted to go along with the Samsung S8/S8+ specs. What do you think of that Apple? Kwanjun Ryu and Jaejin Bong are both a combination of industrial and product designers, both based in Seoul, Korea. You should check out the full project on Behance. Dex book allows to enlarge experience of your Mobile phone. Product Gallery   Credits Kwanjun Ryu Jaejin Bong More Links See the project live on Behance Learn more about Kwanjun Ryu Learn more about Jaejin Bong

Leica T UI Concept

Leica T UI Concept

We are great fans of Anton Repponen's Work on Abduzeedo. There's a distinct level of details that Anton always have in this work and we gotta admit that is quite inspiring. Through his amount of work, there's also concepts which are a pretty efficient practice to perform as a designer. Figuring what would you have done NOT to make better but what could have done to make it work for yourself. I feel this approach makes it even harder as we all know that most of us struggle designing stuff for ourselves. Let's take a closer look at this UI concept for the fancy camera model Leica T. We are all used to see black screen with white pixel typeface scrolling through endless lists of unclear settings and acronyms. Using camera almost on a daily basis inspired me think of some features or improvements in user experience that I decided to illustrate in this project. Please note, that the features presented here might not fit everyone, this is solely the way I would like to use digital camera.Two years ago I started shooting with digital Leica M. A brand and a camera that I really like and that stays true to manual mode. For this particular concept I selected Leica T—a more modern consumer camera with back touch display, but the one that doesn’t scare professional photographers. I do realize that a lot of tasks can still be done by switching knobs on the top right part of the camera, but just for the purpose of the concept I wanted to look into how everything can be done only by using the touch display. In Anton's Words Free Manual Mode Most of the time I use manual mode when taking photographs. For some reason pretty much no camera allows you to make default metering and then start adjusting from there freely (similar to a “P” mode). The idea here is that after the first metering you have complete freedom in adjusting your exposure. Aperture and Shutter Speed are clearly positioned on left and right sides of the screen, allowing you to control each with tapping or swiping using left or right thumbs at the same time (not in two completely different places how most cameras handle it). Default metering sets your Exposure Compensation to 0 (unless set otherwise) and by adjusting Aperture and Shutter Speed in Manual mode it is clear whether you are going to under- or over-expose your photograph. No Separate AV & TV Modes Another thing that bothers me in most cameras is a separation between Aperture (Av) or Shutter Speed (Tv) priorities (as well as Manual Mode). Usually there’s a switch between these three modes. In my ideal scenario it is just one mode where I can quickly “lock” Aperture to set my camera to Aperture priority. After that I can keep adjusting Aperture to my liking, but it will now affect Shutter Speed. At the same time I can quickly adjust Exposure Compensation if I want. Note exposure compensation treatment is illustrated on the grid from -3 to +3 which makes it visually easier to understand whether you are in the minus or plus and how off are you. At the same time only relevant part of the grid is highlighted and not the entire range. Quick Settings Some of the cameras (including Leica T) offer quick access to the most important settings that you might need to change quickly before taking a shot. One thing that I lack the most is quick access to Color Temperature. Most of the time I shoot JPGs so I can quickly post image somewhere. When conditions are unclear I start shooting RAW just because I know camera will get color balance wrong (especially when it’s dark, indoor with artificial light or during the sunrise/sunset). For some reason most cameras offer quite unclear icons such as “daylight”, “cloud” or “shade” which is essentially (5000K, 6500K and 9000K accordingly). With photo retouch software and RAW converters nowadays it is actually easier to think in K (Kelvins) instead of pictograms. Switching to 3000K I know I am going to get cold light that might be good if I am shooting at night time, going over 5000K I know I am going to get more warm (red) colors. Camera Settings Most cameras display settings as a list with titles and what type of mode is turned on/active. Usually user has to use controller to go through the list, enter the desired setting, change it to something else, confirm it and then go back to the main menu. Ideal settings view should display (if applicable) options right in the list mode. This way user can see what is currently being selected as well as tap other option if needed. About Anton Repponen Anton is a designer and photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder of the mighty design studio Anton and Irene that works mainly in Design, Digital, UX, Photography and more. More information: http://work.repponen.com.

Unsplash Redesign Concept

Unsplash Redesign Concept

Don't get me startled on this but I am not a fan of  Redesign Concept because a lot of time (Not trying to be general), designers tend to forget many aspects of what's behind a redesign like:  Content Strategy, Copywriting, Information Architecture, UX practices, Interactions and more. This is why I do appreciate John Noussis's work on his Unsplash Redesign Concept. He took the time to dissect the site entirely sections by sections so he can give his take/vision of his design. Great work John! We do enjoy concepts like these because it's more than about what you can see but more about how it will function for the users. Unsplash is the one the best free image resource websites. I have used Unsplash's images in almost every project and I am very grateful for what it provides. After some thought, I found a way to repay the credit back by making a redesign concept. A more minimal and aesthetic approach keeping in mind the character that Unsplash has already. I hope you like it Watch the Interactions (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For more information: check out this Behance Profilehttps://www.behance.net/Ioannis_Noussis

Future Car Concepts by Amar Vaya

Image the year 2040, the standard of living increased dramatically, the environment is warmer and the signification of luxury changed. Material and design matter more when buying a car. Here are some interesting concepts on how future cars may look like. Where to find him on the web: http://www.behance.net/AmarVaya MG v1 Izaro Motors - GTE Audi Anxiom Project The zeitgeist of today is of a fast moving world, where science is exponentially advancing and society's complexity is rapidly changing. During the constant transitions it can be easy to overlook some important values in the search for honest design. Beauty is a diverse subject which can be applied in different ways such as aesthetics or mathematics, however it also holds intrinsic value for future generations. The Axiom project is a branding exercise designed to introduce 'beauty' to the implications of Audi's tradition. The key is to find a way in which the two can be used together to promote the beauty of today's world. In addition to this, Axiom is a study into balancing proportion, surface tension and aesthetic emotion for the Audi brand. The Audi Axiom project is designed to express beauty, if any, that exist with the brand. As beauty is a broad subject, and also one that does not directly comply with the Audi brand, only a select few areas could have been explored. The first is Audi tradition, the brand's history is full of success and progress through technology has been the driving force. The spirit of our society in today's world is full of uncertainty and chaos, and progress is always a continuous hope for everyone. Axiom is an attempt to reflect this feeling and promote beauty as a place of refuge from the confusion of the world. The second area where Audi could explore beauty, is the relation we have with time. The beauty of time, and the things that come with it such as history, wisdom, knowledge and legacy, all have links to Audi. Audi have pioneering status in many areas of design and technology, and expressing this through aesthetics is a clear direction to take. The visual energy from the car is designed to express age, content and wisdom gathered over Audi history, this is combined with the technological aspect of Audi where sportiness, power and agility are key to promote the brand. Jaguar 2040 What is Luxury in 2040? In an intelligent and self-developed age, society will bring luxury to a new status. Indulgence in the harmony of a tailored experience designed to match individual ideologies. Luxury is having the opportunity to fulfill life. What is it? The Jaguar L-type is designed to be a Luxury vehicle for a modern era, it is designed to be a cruiser for the modern city inhabitant. The objective for the L-type is to become a piece of sculpture when not in use, and it can do this by parking on special hub's installed around the city, which are positioned upright to drastically alter the vehicle's appearance. When parked on the hubs, it's secondary use is to gather solar electricity, like a blossomed flower reaching above the shade of undergrowth. The vehicle is continuously connected to the national grid, where it draws power via the front wheels, which in turn powers electro magnetic thrust, which react with specially adapted roads. Scenario 2040 Society -Overpopulation requires fully sustainable cities to be developed local to existing cities. -After seeing the effects of global warming, world governments prioritise the environment and integrate society with nature. Technology -Nano revolution has dawned and nuclear fusion is still not ready for mainstream use. Maximising renewable energy is important. Aiding this, development into ultra efficient and powerful electronics. -Nano materials, Nano computers and Nano solar voltaic cells change the way the car is packaged, centralising the user. -Products are designed to provide human satisfaction rather than to fuel consumerism. Economy -Recession brings a generation who are aware of financial matters, buying into timeless products/ cultures, which fuel a healthy product lifespan. -The standard of living is increased dramatically in the eco city, due to a natural lifestyle the population will begin the accept a happier place, with equilibrium in human behavior. Ecology -The environment is warmer due to global warming, however the damage caused by CO2 emissions is slowly reversed with advancements in technology. Political -Break down of traditional governments makes way for a scientific driven leadership. -World peace is within grasp. -Eastern superpowers merge with western societies creating a increasingly diverse World. Luxury and Design -Overconsumption is no longer a sign of success -Cultural experience over material possession. -Timeless quality thinking with technology -Sustainability where material and design matter most.