‘anderson’ by ma yiwei and tai ying
‘anderson’ by chinese designers ma yiwei and tao ying is one of the
seven entries that received
the ‘judge’s special award’ among over
3000 participants from our recent designboom competition
‘a life with future computing‘, organized in collaboration with FUJITSU and DA – design association japan.
‘anderson’ is next-generation computing device with a compact square profile that is easy to carry
and hold in hands. it is designed for people who always want to stay connected with the internet,
no matter when or where they are. two-way operating modes enable ‘anderson’ to be used in both
‘static’ and ‘in-motion’ situations. in landscape mode the device can be carried around while in use,
in a manner similar to that of holding and reading a book. sitting down to enjoy a coffee and surf internet
‘anderson’ is best used in portrait mode.
demonstration of ‘landscape mode’ (left) and ‘portrait mode’ (right)
specs and usage
in movement, ‘anderson’ is best used in landscape mode and can be held much like a book
in static mode, ‘anderson’ is best used in portrait mode and used like a laptop
jury members (from left to right):
ross lovegrove, birgit lohmann of designboom, gwenael nicolas (curiosity), toshiyuki inoko, ma yansong (MAD architects)
and nobuo otani, corporate senior vice resident Fujitsu, kimitaka kato, Fujitsu design president (without photo).
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competition, organized by designboom in collaboration with FUJITSU.