Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. In the Uber Everything organization, we’re building Uber’s next set of businesses; whether it’s delivering food within
Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives), developers of a range of self-monitoring medical devices, some in the form of wearable technologies, aimed at assisting patients to self-manage long-term health conditions at home, is already having impact in this field. The early identification via home self-monitoring of an impending change in condition may allow for earlier intervention by starting antibiotics (“rescue pack”) days earlier, thereby reducing the need for lengthy hospitalization.
Pulse worked with Drager on their Thermal Imaging camera for firefighters. The camera was developed with new innovative solutions for protecting the internal camera technology. This project also focused on ergonomic features crucial to rescuers during search and rescue applications. Our design and engineering team evolved the design to meet strict drop tests, heat resistance, flame resistance and functionality to pass regulatory requirements including IP 67.
Compared with last year's CES and Detroit Auto Show, this year has seen a lot less odd concept vehicles and last mile design. One neat 2017 standout has been the mysterious but fun Ioniq scooter teased by Hyundai at CES. The company's line of Ioniq electric vehicles is plugging along
Fuseproject studio's newest debuts tackle a challenging question: how can designers help aging consumers reap the benefits of the newest technologies in a way that feels intuitive, friendly and unobtrusive? With the announcement of two of their newest projects—ElliQ and Superflex—Yve Behar's team continues their recent fascination with robotic technologies
Plastic Player is a playful analog interface for digital music, combining the physical tactile experience of choosing a record with the convenience of digital music services such as Spotify.
Thanks to a savvy tech user, two modified Google Homes have been chatting intensely for several days, live on Twitch. Their names are Vladimir and Estragon, and their misadventures in humanesque connection have been weird, awkward and hilariously relatable at times. V: Do you like being female?E: It has
The Airselfie is a new take on a now familiar subject: the drone camera. Smaller and more self-oriented than ever, it aims to fit a controllable selfie drone in the same pocket as your smartphone and remove the *need for selfie sticks. After seeing how this thing flashed up on
Are you looking for a role where you can help define the future of play? Where you unite the digital and physical to create amazing play experiences for children? If you do, and love to combine systemic and creative thinking, we would like to hear from you.
It's a little hard to believe at first sight, but Korea's Hankook Mirae Technology company has released video of their human piloted mech walking. It's called the Method-2, and the 13 foot 1.3 ton machine looks like something CG plucked out of a movie. Though untrue, this isn't terribly wrong,
NASA Langley's newest round of design troubleshooting for life on Mars has come up with some intriguing design solutions. With the extreme cold, unbreathable atmosphere, and rainbow of radiation types, astronauts landing and living on the red planet will have to be well protected as soon as they arrive.
Say hello to Uber Freight. Last summer, good old Uber acquired the company Otto, which planned to bring self-driving trucks to the hauling market. The concept tested reasonably well, delivering mega loads of beer and Christmas trees to San Francisco. Now, since the buy up, it looks like Uber is
We talk about storing data in the cloud, but Amazon is looking into storing physical goods up there. The company has filed a patent for an "Airborne fulfillment center utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles for item delivery:" In essence, the scheme is to have warehouses suspended from blimps, floating at 45,000
Our goal was to translate JL Audio’s core attributes into and amplifier product portfolio that would not only amaze current brand loyalists but also attract new adoptees. The auto amplifier market is very competitive and highly saturated where high quality design reflecting state of the art technology in an understated but powerful way is rarely seen but much needed.
Each day, our Design Directory is updated with new firm projects that push boundaries and raise questions about the future of design. From medical devices to modern takes on classic objects, here's a roundup of future gazing firm projects from 2016.
2016 will be remembered as the year of AI systems—they've begun to take over the arts, child care, holiday cheer and human jobs. We've taken inventory of the skills the systems have gained in 2016 in order to prepare ourselves for years to come.
The introduction of drones into the consumer market really only took place around this time last year, so 2016 could effectively be deemed the first year of the drone. And as drones proliferated into the mainstream, interesting, creative uses for the new technology were inevitable—thus resulting in a ton of
Callisto Media, one of Publishers Weekly’s fastest-growing U.S. publishers, is seeking a talented contract Design Project Manager. Callisto is a fast-paced and successful startup at the forefront of a new publishing venture, creating books in Cooking, Health, Diet, Business, Crafts, Reference, and Fitness, among other genres. Please view a sample
We're now starting to see some of the incredible safety gains offered by sensor-equipped Teslas. An over-the-air software upgrade from September allowed first-generation Teslas to have something like X-ray vision; the radar waves can bounce around and underneath the car in front of you, providing the computer with information on
With holiday season in full swing it can be easy to miss vital updates like these suspiciously cheery robo-greetings. Whether you're a luddite skeptic or AI evangelist, this set of festive computerized demonstrations will keep you from thinking about the inevitable fade of human relevance. If you think your
Hello, At Mayku, we're building the worlds first desktop factory. Our first machine, the FormBox, is a desktop vacuum former that raised over half a million dollars on Kickstarter. We're looking for an exceptional product designer to join our team and help us create the future
At Artefact, we believe industrial design cannot exist in a vacuum. Each connected device – from your couch to your fitness bracelet, the hospital room to your wallet – demands we think about connected experiences. The shape and form of our design impacts the object’s meaning as much as the
PEOPLE Products (a spin-off of PEOPLE PEOPLE) is back on Kickstarter, this time with a downsized version of their cleverly named Transparent Speaker—the even more cleverly named Small Transparent Speaker. Designed to look fabulous in any environment, the—icy—Small Transparent Speaker only comes in white, is wireless and is able to
Laminated glass panels made with layers of colored films create panels with a wide range of structural properties. Tens of thousands of transparent, translucent, or solid color options are now available to help make architectural dreams reality.
Shenzhen has been called the Silicon Valley of China. But as a manufacturing powerhouse we feel it's also the 1950s Detroit of China, just with electronics, not sedans, rolling off of assembly lines. Shenzhen's staggering tech and production capacity has yielded the Huaqiangbei mega market, a sprawling, open-to-the-public marketplace that
There are several devices on the market that will let you charge your cell phone independent of a power socket. But this one is significantly different: Inventor Michael Vaga has created HandEnergy, an apple-sized device that lets you charge your phone using nothing more than your own personal energy.
I get what they're trying to do here—and I don't like it one bit. Take a look at this "Gatebox Virtual Home Robot" out of Japan: The character's name is Azuma Hikari (her "personality profile" is here) and even after accounting for cultural differences, I find her downright disturbing. While
How would you tackle the following design problem? Here's the desired user experience that the client, a convenience store chain, wants its customers to have: 1. Customers walk the aisles, physically selecting items for purchase.2a. They check out via machine.2b. They check out without physically handling the goods.3. Their goods
The Industrial Revolution and the world's first factories antedated electricity. How is it possible that a machine shop could run, in an age when you couldn't just plug a machine into a socket? The answer is, miles of leather (or cotton) belts. Factories had their power source, whether it
Lola is a completely reimagined headphone that brings new levels of detail to your listening experience. It’s a headphone the true music listener—designed to help you get closer to your music, not just make a fashion statement. Everything from Lola’s revolutionary form and fit to its massive custom drivers was designed to help you rediscover your favorite music.
Just in time for the chilling winter months, here's a computer's idea of a cheery festive song. It was penned by an AI developed at the University of Toronto, which builds on deep learning capabilities like those of Google's DeepDream. Instead of turning images into hallucination nightmare dogs, this project
TempehSure™ is designed to make making tempeh, a traditional soy product originating from Indonesia, much easier. The device is a patented system that removes the mystery and guesswork from making tempeh. Pulse developed both the product design (consumer and professional models) and the user interface.
Self-driving Teslas and beer delivery trucks are cool. They will also contribute to the obliteration of an entire class of jobs, with a cascading effect; if truck drivers disappear, there's no need for the things truck drivers spend their money on between points A and B. "Truck stop waitress" is
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