‘lifebook frame series’ by florian langer + patrick decker

‘lifebook frame series’ by florian langer + patrick decker from germany 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: our lifebook design brings integrates individual capabilities of devices such as smart phones and slate terminals within a single computer. ‘lifebook frame series’ features an integrated and detachable multifunctional unit – the ‘lifegear’ device, and a clear structured frame-based layout which provides transparency over the assignment of technical components. easy maintenance is ensured by the keyboard’s clever substructure. within the lifebook, the lifegear serves as a number pad, touch pad, graphic tablet as well as a social network interface. when one is on-the-go, it can be used as a smartphone with handy data management.

'lifebook frame series'   FUJITSU judge's special award exploded view of the lifebook’s components

'lifebook frame series'   FUJITSU judge's special award ‘lifebook frame series’

'lifebook frame series'   FUJITSU judge's special award 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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