Florida based tech company 'Number one' is working on a display concept, which aims to be the last step before we turn to Minority Report-style holographic displays. Long time followers of New Rising Media will know we've seen our fair share of holography, but this seems to be the most logical next step towards that.Read More
Fifteen project finalists the design-focussed James Dyson Award have been shortlisted by a panel of high-profile designers, engineers, academics and journalists. They will now be judged by the aforementioned Founder and designer of the iconic Dyson vacuum cleaner, where a winner and two runners-up will be selected.
So a few of the early adopters to HTC's new One S have made complaints about the supposedly strong back casing being susceptible to damage. The micro-arc oxidization process may give it a toughness similar to ceramic and a strength beyond the need for a phone case; but with any form of ceramic comes a brittleness to the construction. This has left the device exposed to chipping, leaving silver marks upon the section impacted upon.
So the AD-Zero has been capturing the viral headlines everywhere: the title of 'smartphone made of bamboo' is something that will always find interest, curiosity and conservationalist inspiration in everyone.
But another side to this story proceeds, one that we're much more interested about, that expands beyond the 'allure' of such an original choice of material in mobile phone construction. One that speaks of the design finesses, the struggles of creating an idealistic balance between form and function, environmental responsibilities that go beyond what is normally found in the technology industry, a warmth to a product that you don't get with the trend of sterility that's formed from the industrial-monolithic design ethic of Apple products.
We talked with Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, Head Designer of the AD-Zero, and design student from The University of Middlesex, about not just the phone's technical insights; but the choices and inspirations taken while designing the phone, and the history of progress that has led to this stage.
Product design geeks will love this.