Category: Communication

Do we really need the tablet and the smartphone to be two different entities? If you ask these trio designers their answer is no! The Part is the coexistence of a smartphone and a tablet as one whole device. You can remove the phone for individual use, however together they tango even better!

Designers: Eunha Seo, Junse Kim & Yonggu Do


This concept computer-of-the-future by designer Jakub Záhoř allows the user to operate the device anywhere they can find a glass surface. The user simply attaches the central unit to any glass surface like a window or coffee table, switches on the power, and watches their system light up before their eyes. The display appears as an interactive hologram on the glass that the user merely has to touch to operate. It also makes for an easy, take-anywhere way to project photos and presentations or stream movies. Windex not included.

CSP-Computer System Phone

Life in this fast world requires gadgets that come wrapped with all the features and modes of entertainment as well. Taking this a step further is Computer Systems Phone (CSP), which will force people to shelf their laptops and tablets.

CSP has a very eye-catching facade that is complimented with a wide touchscreen. The display is crisp and very sharp making it all the more wanted. The screen comes with an embedded keypad, which can be pulled out and pushed back whenever required and is touch sensitive as well. The phone has all the qualities of a laptop injected in it hence one will not miss such hefty gadgets.

The elegant and fully functional gadget works on Windows operating system. The phone has been kept away from the cluttered look that the keys pose and its curvy facet adds a special appeal. Create memories while traveling with a high pixel camera that has been fitted to the cell phone.

Computer Systems Phone (CSP) will shower the magic of both a phone and computing system in your life. It will become your travel partner and connect you with the world that too the easy way.

The visually impaired do have their share of troubles while getting past day-to-day life. Keeping this in mind, designer Mark DiLella came up with the Clarity concept phone design. This clever phone design makes telephone use a lot easier for the blind without needing them to spend time figuring out the buttons. The phone uses the Braille system instead of normal flat buttons, that enables the blind to “see” the numbers they dial!Today, the world has 45 million blind people, a market segment largely over looked and ignored. Mark DiLella’s design however is sure to assist this population when it becomes more than just a concept design

Designer: Mark DiLella

Well, since the iPhone 5 is supposed to have an edge to edge display, how about giving the iPad 3 a similar screen? Supposedly, the new Apple tablet will not only feature a super A6 quad core processor, but also a 3D screen with no bezels. However, there are people saying we shouldn’t expect this slate anytime soon.

Also, the Retina Display is out for the new model and sources say that we should expect an AMOLED panel with full HD graphics. The diagonal will most likely stay the same, but the pixel count may increase. If will be interesting to see where Apple will get its AMOLED panels, since Samsung is the one in control of this technology and the Cupertino giant has been having conflicts with the South Korean company.

When it comes to brainstorming on a design project, computer aided design is the default technological interface that we use. But in the larger creative world, design interfaces differ vastly with the interfaces traditionally used in pottery design being different from that being used in designing home furnishing and auto design and so forth. The Brainstorm Egg by Haemi Yoon looks to find a common platform which can enable designers to integrate sensuous stimuli like space, various interfaces, different activities, system behaviors, human gestures, affordances and physical objects in the process of creating new ideas.

The project is basically a communicator that can interact with various interfaces during ideation providing users the ability to remember details during a group discussion. The project operates on two levels, using a projector and the egg to provide a common interface for interaction.

The high-tech projector is roughly the size of a coin which allows for greater portability and allows designers to present ideas on various everyday surfaces and virtually anywhere. This liberates people from incurring the cost of getting people together in a specific place for a presentation.

The Egg itself is a touch-enabled multi-surface interaction tool with a menu tool that helps users take advantage of the built-in texture scanner, camera and microphone that can record ideas in various formats to be presented later. An accelerometer is also built into the Egg that detects motion and allows greater flow of interaction during a presentation.

The integration of the projector and the egg will form the bulk of the interface that will contribute immensely to the creative process. Easy access to saved references, the ability to view past inspirations and the capacity to visualize ideas as they are formed helps speed up the brainstorming process. It would also allow users to “save” inspiration or ideas as they occur to them without having to physically write them down or input in a computer.

Designer: Haemi Yoon

Tesla Model S Center Console is a 17-inch large touchscreen for all controls.

Tesla Model S is a long rumored electric super car with the probable date of launch in early 2012. The model is a high-performance five-seat luxury sedan intended to compete with BMW-5 series. It is a much more practical version of an electric sedan as compared to its predecessors. The car’s center dash will have a huge 17-inch iPod like large touchscreen installed that’ll set the Tesla S apart. This will be the largest screen ever installed on any production automobile.


The screen will provide 3D graphics and is powered by NVIDIA Tegra processor. It sports a 3G connection all the time. The console replaces the entire array of buttons and other controls on the dashboard. NVIDIA Tegra 2, which was specially designed for mobile devices, is expected to provide energy efficiency to the Tesla. It has eight dedicated computing cores with the world’s first mobile 1080p HD video processor. A pair of processors will be used – one for the infotainment and navigation while the other for the instrument cluster.

The dashboard will have features like live traffic, climate-control system and other similar functions. You can visit Google maps, listen to music at Pandora or browse web. Notably, NVIDIA Tegra will also power BMW displays. Tesla’s senior vice president has called it a rare combination of beauty, performance and efficiency, and, the 12.3” display surely adds to this portfolio. It is rumored to have a charging time of just 45 minutes with price around $50,000. Tesla S will be displayed in CES 2011 outside the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Central Plaza.

LG Electronics is expected to add several stunning features with its upcoming smartphone, LG Optimus 3D. The South Korean technology giant has recently unveiled one of its great features for the Optimus smartphone; a 3D browser in association with Wikitude’s augmented reality (AR) technology. LG has tied up with the AR pioneer, Wikitude to develop this amazing Web browser for its proposed 3D smartphone. According to LG, the Wikitude 3D browser will help users watch objects, places and landmarks in 3D on their smartphone. The new technology will indeed turn map and navigation services more lively and energetic.

Wikitude 3D browser already features information of 100 million locations across the world. That means those multitude of locations can be watched in 3D on the LG smartphone. In addition, LG Optimus 3D browser will support 1,000 content providers in 12 world languages. More languages will further be added into the list. In fact, along with 3D viewing of their locations and surroundings, users can easily access to Wikipedia and Twitter updates on them in the browser. It definitely provides an extra strength for LG’s innovative 3D browser.

LG press release on the AR-based 3D browser for Optimus 3D says that the technology has been praised for its potential to replace the ‘abstract’ realities of standard mobile browsers with ‘actual’ reality streamed through the camera of the smartphone. Thanks to LG’s advanced hardware and 3D API software technology, the Wikitude 3D browser will have more capacity, adds Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO and President of LG Mobile Communications Company.

LG Optimus smartphone is expected to hit the European market in summer this year. It is a Google Android based 3D smartphone with a set of spectacular features, which include dual-core, dual-channel and dual-memory capabilities. Fantastically, it will be a 3D glasses-free device and will support recording and sharing of 3D contents.

Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee. It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone. Now combine the power of these to have fully customizable Bento Laptop! The Box accommodates all the gear to work as one whole unit or individually; as you see fit.


The ingenious gadget is a conceptual cell phone and tablet computer clubbed in one. The attention-grabbing concept has two elements: dynamic and microphone. So, either design a mini cell phonesized 22mm X 44mm X 6mm . The tablet is capable of responding to wireless communications like Wi-Fi. Mobikom’s key elements have programmed buttons while others have been devoid of them. Each element has its own power supply and computing processor. A user can feed individual parts with a SIM card and store all necessary details in the phone memory.