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Today businesses need to make strategic decisions on the fly. Faced with the constant need to adjust plans, reshuffle priorities or reassign employees, they need a way to capture the big picture of what makes their business successful: What resources they have available, and how are they utilized? What is their current and projected workload? Which projects are profitable and on track? Are we taking advantage of the individual talents of teams and matching them to the right projects? How do I keep my creative workers inspired and motivated? How do I give them independence and autonomy, while keeping my finger on the pulse of the business? Current tools either address one aspect of the business or focus on the tactical details, failing to provide this big picture.10,000ft is a design-inspired resource collaboration web application that allows dynamic organizations and the creative thinkers they employ to get a big-picture view of the business, their teams and their projects. The result is a unique ability to make strategic decisions based on real-time, complex data, increased autonomy and independence, and ultimately, more opportunities to innovate.
100 BPM is a concept that helps to save lives by greatly increasing the success rate of administering compression-only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to an adult after a cardiac arrest. It does this by giving the rescuer tangible and intuitive feedback through sound and light, for the two most important factors for the success of the procedure: compression depth and frequency of the compression. 100 BPM uses light to create a depth scale illustrating compression depth, and a 100 BPM beat for the user to follow. Sound is used not only to guide the rescuer to administer 100 BPM compressions, but to also manage the stress and emotional stages the rescuer experiences over time.100 BPM comprises of a comfortable central silicone coated pad (housing the main electronic components), through which the compressions are given. This pad sits on a larger fabric base, interwoven with LEDs. The product uses the surface area surrounding the rescuer's hands as an interface space, which is easily visible when in use. Rows of LEDs form an intuitive depth scale surrounding the hands and illuminate in yellow (for too shallow), green (for correct depth) or red (for too deep).
100 Years of Design
“100 Years of Design” is a microsite created by Second Story to celebrate AIGA’s centennial and the profound impact of American design on our culture, bringing to life exemplary works from AIGA’s digital archives, insightful interviews with leading designers, and significant moments from the organization’s history.
21 Balancoires (21 Swings) is an urban scale collective instrument, a game where together we achieve better things than separately. The installation consists of a series of 21 musical swings. When in motion, each swing triggers different notes. When used all together, the swings compose a musical piece in which certain melodies emerge only through cooperation. It's a game where, from the start, you need to adjust to the actions of others.The notes that are played are determined by how high a person swings. The color of the swing indicates the instrument it plays: piano, harp, guitar, vibraphone. The instruments are distributed differently within each set of three swings to create different musical configurations.When multiple swings move in synchronicity, a mini scale is played, revealing more notes and melodies. When all swings are in use, a secret musical mode is activated to give a special reward to players a synthesizer sound plays on all swings and transforms the experience.The result is a giant collective instrument that stimulates ownership of the space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and exchanging in the middle of the city center.
ANNA - breathing assistant
ANNA is a breathing assistant for children, helping them through the scary process of sedation before surgery. The device combines light and sound into a fascinating game.
ASR (Automatic simple respirator)
ASR, to achieve the automatic and therapeutic effect of machine respirators. Add air bag pressure pulse bag, can reach the automatic 24-hour oxygen, filter, so that the air more non-toxic clean, dry powder drugs, increase the function of treatment. And with “gas mask” for patients to use, to avoid direct disease infection by health care workers. Automation also transmits information to the APP, which controls the patient’s respirator problems to a truly automated, simple respirator.
Abridge: Helping People Stay on Top of Their Health
Think about your last doctor’s visit — it may have been last week, last month, or even last year. Now, think about exactly what was said during that visit. Which medications did your doctor prescribe? What were the next steps? If you’re like most people, it’s often difficult to remember all of the details. That’s where Abridge comes in. Abridge helps people stay on top of their health and brings more compassion and confidence to every step of a person’s health journey. It helps people capture the details of their care so they can follow through on their doctor’s recommendations and gain more peace of mind. When surveyed, patients reported forgetting 40%+ of their conversations with doctors. The parts they forgot? Everything in the middle and next steps — some of the most critical parts of the visit.
In every vision of near future homes, households products are those ones that are connected to each other and always working together in harmony, creating that perfect, modern, and yet somewhat boring scenario. However connectivity changes not only the way we interact with objects, but also their meaning in our life. From tools they can became agents or companions with their own behaviour, motives and agency.
Adobe Fill & Sign
Filling out a form is one of life’s little hassles. Whether it’s a paper permission slip or a health questionnaire found online, the task of filling in the same fields over and over is time-consuming and error-prone.
Adobe Kuler iPhone App
Inspiration doesn't always come when sitting in front of a computer screen. Sketchbooks are great for capturing ideas, but not so much for sampling a color. Kuler wanted to address this by giving people a tool they could use 'out in the field' for sampling, creating and editing color themes. Having the tool on a phone means that inspiration can be captured at any time and from anything - even a source that appears to be colorless.Creating color themes in a fun and engaging way allows everyone the freedom to explore and interact with the world around them with new eyes. Kuler's purpose is to facilitate access to the inspirational nature of color, and bring joy to its users as they explore the colorful world around them.
Agent Workspace - Redesigning the conversation interface for customer support agents
In 2007, the world’s most visited website was Yahoo.com, and the iPhone was considered “technology with potential.” It’s also the year that Zendesk took its first bold steps into customer service. Unlike other solutions at the time, Zendesk aimed to deliver a beautifully simple experience for customer support agents. Much has changed since 2007. Social media has quickened the pace of communication and mobile apps have made it 24/7. The invention of applications like Messenger, WhatsApp, and WeChat have added complexity to customer service. Each app represents a new communication channel, and for support agents, switching between them means lumbering between disjointed dashboards.
Agents of Action: Rebuilding the Future
More than ever, young people are raising their voices on issues they care about. From Extinction Rebellion to FridaysForFuture, there’s a worldwide movement of children getting involved in activism. This new generation have opened our eyes to the power of children’s voices – showing us that they should be our role models. They’ve made it clear that for human life on Earth to continue, we all need to make big changes.
Algramo Dispensing Machine
Algramo is representative as it proposes a new way of selling basic products in neighborhood stores by breaking the traditional logistics chain. Algramo seeks to solve the “poverty tax” which occurs when families, due to liquidity problems, can not buy in large formats and buy in small formats which are up to 40% more expensive due to logistical inefficiencies, marketing and packaging.
Alta Quanto: Design for disaster preparedness
With the increase in unforeseen climate-related disasters, designing educational and risk communication tools that are engaging and effective has become vital. These tools are essential for improving the responses of vulnerable communities.
Introducing Alvio, a breathing trainer that acts like a game controller. But instead of using your thumbs, you control the game with your breath. Alvio tracks your progress while you play. And because it’s fun, kids keep playing, and getting healthier. Inhaling and exhaling moves characters up and down to hit targets.