- Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 1
- Neat Pair of Headphones
- The Camp All-rounder
- The Age of Modular Phones
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 09:15 AM PST
As the jury member of the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Yanko Design's Takashi Yamada was asked why he focuses on concept design so much. His answer was simple, finished products are not as innovative as concept designs. It's all about the imagination and inspiration that goes behind creating a great product. The key words – inspiration, imagination and innovation can lead to path-breaking Product Design. As always, we were there at Singapore to cover the 2014 Awarding Ceremony.
This year we are doing things differently, instead of filing in a recap report, YD and Red Dot Awards have compiled four short videos that capture the essence of ceremony and get you great interviews from the award-winners themselves. Inspiring stories that teach us how dedication and focus can lead to great success. Today's episode is a brief intro and includes great words of wisdom from Arman Emami of Emami Design and of course Dr. Peter Zec. Take a look…
Identifying good design since 1955, the Red Dot Design Award received more than 16,500 applications from 70 countries in 2014. Making the competition one of the biggest and most prestigious design awards worldwide.
Learn how you can participate here.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 08:38 AM PST
Headphones these days are either over packed with features or over packed with design. Finding a pair that balances the two is quite difficult. When Grain Audio announced their Over Ear Headphones (OEHP.01), we at Yanko Design got quite excited, because here was a pair that offered impeccable acoustics, superb design and a complete Sonic Experience. The equation balances just beautifully!
Harmonizing sound and design with its new Over Ear Headphones (OEHP.01), Grain Audio distinguishes itself from its contemporaries on both the fronts. Going by the details, the Headphones deliver authentic music without artificial boosting of high-, mid-, or low-range frequencies.
Design-wise the natural sound curve of the Headphones ensures that the music is delivered in the authentic way it is supposed to be heard. The substantial wooden ear cups equate to better audio quality, however for us it also means great designing techniques.
We asked the Grain Audio team (four friends with backgrounds in acoustics, design, architecture and marketing), what is it that they like most about their current innovation, and this is what they said – "The Grain Audio OEHP are sure to be the headphones of choice from sidewalks to subways the world over."
Super! Get yours here!
Grain Audio employs eco-friendly practices and materials (including FSC-certified wood) that minimize the company’s carbon footprint and give back to the community via social and environmental initiatives.
Designer: Grain Audio [ Buy it Here ]
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 07:48 AM PST
Love this idea of making things compact and portable, especially with camping gear. So what we have here is the 2 In1 Walkie-Talkie Audio, it is basically an LED Flashlight, Bluetooth Speaker and SOS GPS Locator Device, rolled into one. It syncs with your mobile phone and can be used as independent products. The concept works as a walkie-talkie, where the Flashlight communicates with the base and can be used in emergency situations to locate with those gone astray.
Designers: Jesung Kim, Jeon Sung-su, Kim Ki-Pil and Ku Ja-Yun
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 05:59 AM PST
The Xcel 1M concept phone has the vibe of being a very simple modular phone that does away with complicated user interfaces. It features three simple slots to connect external devices and works with a custom ROM called SLIDE UI. Simple and sleek the idea worth exploring and taking forward. Any takers?
Designer: Isaiah Bragg
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