Technology developers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research have figured out a way to utilize motion waves on the body to map sensory points as buttons, which create a fully functional interface on the arm when images of buttons with their functions are displayed on top of these points.
This packaging design idea for Coke bottles approaches eco-friendliness on several counts. For material, student designer Andrew Kim proposes plant-based material, while the the bottle’s straight-edged shape and curved bottom is tightly stackable, thereby reducing wasted space in shipping containers, and in turn, reducing carbon emissions for the product’s distribution. Additionally, the proposed material is crushable down to 34% the packages’ original size in a pre-scored accordion fold, to encourage habitual recycling. This is a great example of how a few, well-thought out design decisions could impact mass habits, and in turn, encourage desirable effects on the larger scale.
Perceiving the subway ride as something that should be enjoyable, Yves Lombardet created this concept that is not only gorgeous, but that breaks the monotony of repetition in public transportation: by incorporating a modular approach, this subway can vary themes and spatial arrangements from car to car.
If such a design were widely implemented in public transportation, perhaps more travellers would be encouraged to leave their private vehicles behind for daily commutes.