'smile cup' by nikita mokhirev   FUJITSU judge's special award 'smile cup' by nikita mokhirev   FUJITSU judge's special award
may 21, 2011

'smile cup' by nikita mokhirev FUJITSU judge's special award

‘smile cup’ by nikita mokhirev

‘smile cup’ by nikita mokhirev from estonia 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.

designer’s own words: this cup can be used by anyone at anytime. people spend hours talking with friends over a cup of tea, watching television while enjoying their favorite drink, going to cafes and restaurants, pubs and eateries to drink for social gatherings etc. this cup adds something extra to these kinds of activities. ‘smile cup’ contains a small interactive device that receives and sends instant messages, displays the time, works as a control, alarm clock or just a game centre. it communicates with others not just with words, but with images. ‘smile cup’ has screens on both sides that show an identical picture. by select the ‘face’ using the touch sensor located on the handle, a person that is next to you will see your emotion. the cup can be customized through any wireless device to match your lifestyle. personalize your picture, change controls, add something new… while watching TV, chose a ‘mood’ holding your cup and it will send it to your PC and later to a TV broadcaster letting them know your opinion on a particular show. you can add drink names to the cups, inform a customer of their bill and also know when a patron wants more beverages. the cup can also be used as an advertising screen.

a touch sensor on the cup’s handle allows you to indicate your mood to those around you

the cup’s technological elements

social situations in which to use the ‘smile cup’

various functions

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  • just another way Big Brother can keep track of us. 1984 is it?
    Just kidding. cool idea.

    SomeGuy says:
  • We just want to drink a coffee in a nice cup.
    Coffee is coffee, work is work.

    :( says:
  • I agree… if this is new proposal for new gear of Nintendo Wii Sports.

    androaid says:
  • Oh nooo! You are telling me I no longer can enjoy my cup of coffee in 2020??
    Sounds like a 007 gadget, Not a fan at all I am afraid.

    R.S. says:
  • this great idea for 2010!!?? so each one have to carry a cup of coffee with him/herself? I think designers should design products which comfort the way of life, no harder life.
    and please consider you are talking about 2020, not 2012. this product change to kiddy toy in that age.

    shahriar says:
  • Sorry to say but massive fail.
    Gimmicky and shows no regard for how communication actually works.

    brando Lando says:

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