‘ecopad’ by yonggu do + jun-se kim + eun-ha seo
‘ecopad’ by yonggu do + jun-se kim + eun-ha seo from korea is one of 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.
designer’s own words:
electricity is made automatically simply by using your ‘ecopad’. currently commercialized tablet PCs and smart phones
have a very limited battery life – often not more than a day before having to be recharged. on average, people press their
touch screens over 10,000 times a day. the ‘ecopad’ does not require special charging from an adaptor.
instead, it generates electricity when a user presses the touch screen due to the nano piezoelectricity film that is
located below the display.
electricity is generated when the user presses the touchscreen
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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was designed for the ‘FUJITSU design award: a life with future computing’
competition, organized by designboom in collaboration with FUJITSU.