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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|GreenPlay household media center system by Samuel Hoang with Teague||11:46 PM|
Let me tell you what a media center is, first of all: it’s a computer. It’s a computer from which you have a bunch of cords and plugs and bluetooths and everything running into and out of so you can, from that one machine, run your whole media experience in your home. What have we got here? “Mod Systems’ GreenPlay” system from Samuel Hoang with Teague – a media center without all the keyboards and mice!
A) Mod System’s GreenPlay software engages your main system with your “set top boxes” and storage units throughout the house for easy management. Music, movies, tv shoes, and photos. It’s connected to Mod Systems online library from whens mass amounts of media can be purchased or rented.
B) The online library of Mod Systems is a fully interactive customer and administrator user interface designed just for the GreenPlay system.Let me tell you what a media center is, first of all: it’s a computer. It’s a computer from which you have a bunch of cords and plugs and bluetooths and everything running into and out of so you can, from that one machine, run your whole media experience in your home. What have we got here? “Mod Systems’ GreenPlay” system from Samuel Hoang with Teague – a media center without all the keyboards and mice!
Digital content galore!
C) The GreenPlay Set Top Boxes connect to high definition televisions and other networked devices (such as speakers, your PC control station, etc.) Designed at the same time as a digital interface and a physical object, this is made to fit into the home in more ways than one.
The full integrated experience is what this is all about.
Designer: Samuel Hoang with Teague
|Microsoft grants USB installation for Windows 7, cds, dvds, rugged pen-drives, Windows Operating System, laptop users, bootable installer, Windows 7||9:24 AM|
This will surely give people more to look forward to, rather than the ever vulnerable CDs and DVDs that barely lasted long, and needed more attention than every rugged pen-drives. Microsoft have taken a fantastic step to ensure that Windows 7 stands out from the previous versions of the ever-popular Windows operating systems. They’ve come out with a bootable USB installer creator that’s aimed at laptop users. Installation files can be downloaded to the device that acts as a bootable installer. All you need is a USB drive that has sufficient capacity to hold the installation files. A likely name for this installation creator program may be Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT).
|U-Button Iron by Jun-kyo Lee - Jin-young Yoon||12:23 AM|
Merry go round the buttons I tell ya! Dang the button area around your starched shirt is tough to crease-out. Some irons do have indents on the side, allowing you to kinda skim around the sweet spot, but it ain’t got a Full U like the “U-Button Iron”. Hit the special button the iron and voilà! The tip retracts to reveal a U that slides under the button to give you a fully ironed shirt.
Designers: Jun-kyo Lee & Jin-young Yoon
|Roca Waterdrop Shower Room by Wu Chenghou||12:08 AM|
The Waterdrop Shower Room brings to life the childhood fantasies of role-playing while taking a bath. Sometimes you’re a beastly pirate and sometimes a brave hero rescuing your ducks. This exciting enclosure comes with a tactile touchscreen that almost envelopes you. Its giant screen happily plays for you soothing melodies of the Chinese Opera to Nemo (although I reckon the big guys will opt for something more seductive!) and transports you to fantasy land!
The enclosure is actually a two-part thing; with the upper section rising up and lower section sliding and rotating to give easy access to the showers. Features include a powerful tactile touch screen that controls the video, music, showers, jet intensities and temperatures.
Designer: Wu Chenghou