The Replicator from the Company MakerBot is one the most affordable 3D printer on the market, and the first one I have seen targeting Hipsters instead of Tech Nerds. Will it take off, and become commodity, as paper printer did?
Read our older post about 3D printing: Thingiverse
I just came across this film, apparently from 1969, describing what we would today call the Internet. It’s not very clear why one would need all these monitors, especially since the user interface is far from graphic, but it looks definitely stylish.
Microsoft Labs continue to explore Touch surfaces. This time they are using their Kinnect technology and a Pico projector mounted on your shoulder. The interface is projected in front of you, and the Kinnect device track where and what you touch. Clever.
It still looks a bit bunky but in some years from now, we may see this outside the labs.
Recently I just came across the TDK Life on record products in an electronic store and I was struck by how interesting they were, in comparison to all the Ipod boombox clones. They really stick out and are a great hommage to the Tape recorder era.
Then I found those two interesting Case studies about how those products came to life. It’s definitely a recommended reading if you want to know how serious product designers work.
1. The Industrial design case study
Read the story here: LINK
2. Social Research Case Study
Read the full story here: LINK