'crowd' by philipp schaake 'FUJITSU design award 2011' lifebook category
'crowd' by philipp schaake   'FUJITSU design award 2011' lifebook category
may 20, 2011

'crowd' by philipp schaake 'FUJITSU design award 2011' lifebook category

‘crowd’ by philipp schaake

‘crowd’ by philipp schaake of germany has received the ‘FUJITSU design award 2011’ runner-up prize from the lifebook category, selected from 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: the computing concept ‘crowd’ wants to celebrate a new kind of interaction between the user and his / her PC. without opening the device, the user can check information on his / her PC-status or engage in online activities with friends in a very intuitive and poetic way. on the one hand ‘crowd’ can be used like a typical laptop. on the other hand the user can activate a new, playful and haptic interface for surfing the web, chatting or mailing.

'crowd' by philipp schaake   'FUJITSU design award 2011' lifebook category keypad mode

'crowd' by philipp schaake   'FUJITSU design award 2011' lifebook category without even opening the device one is able to visualize information on his / her computer

putting a token on the touchpad activates the ‘interactive playground’. depending on the mode, different sized avatars represent friends who are online or display a history of web-sites you have visited. the sizes of the avatars are determined by the frequency in which you have contacted a certain person or have entered certain website in the past. this interface provides the user with a very clear and graphically based overview of his recent online activities.

'crowd' by philipp schaake   'FUJITSU design award 2011' lifebook category break down of ‘crowd’ components

'crowd' by philipp schaake   'FUJITSU design award 2011' lifebook category the size of avatars on your screen indicate the frequency in which you contact a person or visit a website

'crowd' by philipp schaake   'FUJITSU design award 2011' lifebook category the two screens can be pulled apart and used individually

'crowd' by philipp schaake   'FUJITSU design award 2011' lifebook category 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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  • Hi Phillipp,
    Glückwunsch…. Super schickes Teil!!
    Grtz* from D’dorf

    Exkatanapraktikant Nico says:
  • Great idea!

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