‘rotor’ designed by charlie nghiem all images © charlie nghiem

paris-based designer charlie nghiem has reinterpreted the user interface of the digital camera. getting rid of buttons all together, a stacked cylinder composed of several rotating parts allows users to choose their settings. when a section is spun, a corresponding line appears on the screen. all the functions are the same, however, accessing it is made simple. the column is also ergonomic, taking into consideration the movement and positioning of the fingers and hands.

charlie nghiem: rotor digital camera view from front

charlie nghiem: rotor digital camera cylinder to navigate user interface

charlie nghiem: rotor digital camera detail

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