FUJITSU Design Award 2011 has awarded design-winning idea for computing’s future recently. The Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Design Limited received more than 1,000 PC design submission from countries in the world for competition. The event is famously held for the pursuit of "human-centered" designs.
The Aid is the smart cane introduced by Egle Ugintaite of Lithuania. The $42,000 grand prize product has inward-facing sensors which provide health management services and mobile navigation. The design is dedicated to elder people who often lack confidence to leave their home to step out. This high tech gadget, on the other hand, can enhance the individual’s interaction with surroundings and other people. The cane can also tell blood pressure, temperature and pulse. More importantly, the SOS button can send the health data of users to a help center if necessary.
The runner-up prize goes to Philipp Schaake of Germany for his concept – the PC for people with many moods. “Crowd” can be used as a typical laptop, a notebook or slate. The concept can activate interface of play, happiness and sadness and can be operated via the back cover when closed.
Anderson is the next generation of convertible computing device with compact square profile. The gadget is designed by Ma Yiwei and Tao Ying from Hongkong. The device can be used in two ways: in landscape mode and be held like a book.
"ecoPad" by South Korean designers Yonggu Do, Jun-se Kim, and Eun-ha Se also gets the special award. When users press the screen, the computer automatically generates electricity.
The Frame Series notebook by Florian Langer and Patrick Decker can mix the features of smartphones and slate terminals into a multiple device.
The Frame Series notebook
Japanese designer Yoshiki Matsuyama has designed the Flora digital flower vase which helps you to send virtual flower and greets thousands miles away.
Flora digital flower vase