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Product design of the ‘smartest’ smart lock robot

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The newest smart lock is finally released. I’m honored to have a chance again to design such great products of Photosynth Inc. This time I designed not only the smart lock itself and the door censor, but the brand new NFC reader, which allows your ID card compatible with the NFC to replace your physical door key.

https://akerun.com/

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Works for Tokyo Motor Show 2011

As I tweeted, I worked on a lot of concept designs for the movies of AGC (Asahi Glass Company) and TOYOTA for Tokyo Motor Show 2011.


 

Movie by AGC: Glass Can Change The World

Concept Car

Dashboard UI

Smart House



UI for Glass Fridge / Energy Management Pane

Roll-up Newspaper / Newspaper Graphic


Robot


Car Dashboard Mockup Panel Screens

It was my first time ever to design a car and a robot, but I had lots of fun making them.
Asahi Glass now introduces their great technologies in a booth for “Smart Mobility City 2011” in Tokyo Motor Show.
http://www.agc-smc2011.com/en/

 

TOYOTA Smart Mobility City 2011 Concept Movie

(I’ll post the movie when it’s officially uploaded on YouTube. This is the old version.)

One of my mobile phone concepts “Glassy Glass” was again picked up and used in the movie.


Pitch♪er

A xylophone meets a pitcher.
Listen to the pitch of the sound made when the pitcher is hit. Compare it with the pitch of the handle (working as a tuning bar) to know if the pitcher is empty or not.
That way you won’t bother to open the lid while having fun.

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Sign Language Interpreter

sign language interpreter
The camera captures the motion image of the speaker’s hand gesture. It translates it into an oral language and gives out the translated words.

sign language interpreter

sign language interpreter
(the camera capturing the image)

sign language interpreter

You can pre-choose what kind of voice you’d like it to speak in. I’ll pick up tat of George Clooney’s. 🙂

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Save Tissue Boxes

Save Tissue Boxes

Save Tissue Boxes

Save Tissue Boxes

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Bookmark to Remember Last Feeling

bookmark to remember last feeling
On each sliding colored part (made of paper), you can write down your feelings you often have when reading.

bookmark to remember last feeling
The bottom half is a bar graph you can move freely. It shows what feelings you had last time in what proportion.

bookmark to remember last feeling
This is good when you restart reading a book after a long blank.

bookmark to remember last feeling

bookmark to remember last feeling

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Lazy Bookshelf #3

lazy bookshelf #3

lazy bookshelf #3

lazy bookshelf #3

lazy bookshelf #3

lazy bookshelf #3

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The Real Pocket Tissue

The real pocket tisssue

The real pocket tisssue

The real pocket tisssue

The real pocket tisssue

If there was a pocket on Kleenex, it would be a lot more helpful when you blow your nose, put some little trash in it, and use it as a wiping cloth.

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Join from Anywhere

Utilizing Microsoft’s Play Anywhere for kids (this time use it big), we could let kids around the world play together in the same park.
By making the play equipments generate electricity, it could be eco-friendly.

Join from Anywhere

Join from Anywhere

Join from Anywhere

Join from Anywhere

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Table Puzzle

Just a thought.

Table Puzzle

Table Puzzle

Table Puzzle

Table Puzzle

Table Puzzle

Table Puzzle

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Putting on more makeup than yesterday or not?

What if your mirror remembers how exactly you looked like when you had a perfect makeup?
Capture your face so that you can compare with it later.

touch screen mirror with image capture

touch screen mirror with image capture

touch screen mirror with image capture

With a few webcams, you can see yourself from back, right and left.

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Bookshelves for Super-Lazy People (like me)

My desk is always messed with unfinished books and magazines that I think I’ll need soon again, which my wife is always complaining about.
These are for people who feel even bothered just to stand up from your chair, grab the mess and put it away.

book hanger on your desk

book hanger on your desk

book hanger on your desk

book hanger on your desk

This book hanger works as a bookmark, too. When you don’t need the books, just slide them under the desk and everything looks neat!

bookshelf for super-lazy people

bookshelf for super-lazy people

Slide a tab to the other end and a part of the floor flips up so that the book goes down to a selected shelf.

bookshelf for super-lazy people

bookshelf for super-lazy people

Throw books in the box and put it back in the bookshelf. Easy!

bookshelf for super-lazy people

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: March 2008 part1

March 2008

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March 2008

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March 2008

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I’m planning to make some more for March.
Drop me a comment, please.


Tea Cup with Detachable handle(-cum-spoon)

Tea Cup with Detachable handle(-cum-spoon)

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Tea Cup with Detachable handle(-cum-spoon)

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Luminous Ring

Luminous Ring

Luminous Ring

Luminous Ring

Luminous Ring

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Zebra crossing that locates pedestrians

Zebra crossing that locates pedestrians
If we could somehow install LED or something in the zebra crossing, it would be good in two ways.
1) If it’s possible to use different colors, pedestrians know the state of the crossing timing (green/yellow/red).
2) The light standing out, drivers can detect the pedestrians more easily.

Zebra crossing that locates pedestrians

Zebra crossing that locates pedestrians

Zebra crossing that locates pedestrians