Friday, May 11, 2012

An-IDEA-a-DAY: Desktop Stand/Organiser

A desktop organizer inspired by the humanistic influences, the idea here is to use the 2-dimensionality of the standing position shown of a human to iterate possibilities of organizing the desktop.

Though it's main use is on work tables, possibilities for its use are endless.

I can envisage it being used to just organize about everything else...e.g. placed on the dining table to hold the dining set and napkin, bookshops using them to make the promotional books stand out from the other books on sale, etc.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cardboard Digital Camera by IKEA

Introducing a cardboard-based digital camera by IKEA. No, it's not for sale, but I love the tongue-in-cheek approach to the idea of zooming and image-stabilization functions.

Monday, May 7, 2012

An-IDEA-a-DAY: Umbrella-stand

A redesign of the umbrella stand, this idea looks at how the stand can be made to be more adaptable to varying umbrella and any other similarly-sized objects.

The use of a heavy base that acts as a stabilizer and collator/air-blower would enhance the experience of using this stand too.

Friday, May 4, 2012

An-IDEA-a-DAY: Modular Traffic Lights

An idea inspired by changes in the traffic directions and conditions near my place, the modular approach to the traffic design above takes its leaf from the idea of Lego-connections. This allows for ease of connecting and reconfiguring.

The programmable nature of each of this cubic units also allows for interchangeability, and minimizes downtime when repairs or maintenance works need to be done.

The Innovator's Cookbook...

This book should probably be one of my next reads. Enjoy the making of the cover page.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Experimenting with Doodlecast Pro app

My initial experiment with the iPad app Doodlecast Pro.

One of the things that I did not realise was its ability to record sound, which was rather a good thing actually!

I envision using this later on for my future lessons and being able to record them and upload to YouTube within the same hour or day.

In the sample clip on the site, there are lots of possibilities, hence I'm kind of excited to see what other possibilities would this app be able to pull off.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

An-IDEA-a-DAY: Curver blades

Redesigning the blades of a fan, and adding greater curvature to allow for greater coverage angle. The proposed ball-and-socket design aims to give a greater degree of motion capability, for those occasions when it is needed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

An-IDEA-a-DAY: 2-way container

Redesigning the humble container access points, to take into account the fact that one would usually do a refill even before the current supply runs out. The use of a 2-way filling-in points enables the user to still access the 'old-stock' of his supplies.

The design also uses a square cross-section for ease of storage, and flushed bottom caps to help with stacking should there be a need to. Definitely something worth considering for those who loves their kitchen to be neat.