It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
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|Yogis Are Now Hi-Tech||5:31 AM|
Imagine a yoga mat you unfurl from a metal tube that’s actually a stereo. It can take in memory cards or play content off an MP3 player. The real tech candy here is the mat which is made of an electronic paper screen. The idea is you can attend yoga classes from anywhere since streaming video plays right on the mat. You can even “conference” in friends so they can get in the group fun. It’s just a concept but the technologies do exist in some form now. However if this were ever to hit the market, I think some might find inappropriate uses for it other than yoga.
Designer: Hui-Zong Chen