The OnStar Car Hero is much of a gaming experience while driving and is a very good teacher to the beginner drivers. During starting, simply enter your destination by using your smart phone and it will take you to there. Meanwhile, you can learn more about the car to match your skill level with the system and unlock the complete control over the car by overriding the autonomous system of the car. As you go better, the Car Hero will transform gradually to offer tougher challenge to the driver. Moreover, it features P2P applications such as “Friends Drive” where any of your friends can join you for a digital joyride.
Designer : Frank Saucedo, Thamer Hannona, Shawn Moghadam, Julius Bernardo, Jussi Timonen, and Steve Anderson
Computer games, PSP, Nintendo WII, PlayStation, and many more are causing children to have less and less outdoor activities. I can still remember my childhood days, I used to be so excited when my parents took me to play in the park. The part of swings and slides, hide and seek, running around with my friends, BBQ, and outdoor picnic, were the activities that really thrilled me. Unfortunately, that’s not what is happening nowadays; children are too busy staying at home playing their video games. The idea of playing in the park does not excite them. Milos Todorovic, an industrial designer, attempts to engage children in outdoor activities by designing a new playground swing.
The main idea of this playground swing is to create a unique and exciting playground that attracts children to play outdoors. It attempts to separate them from their computer games and enjoy the real fun. This is the reason behind “Curl”. Curl is a playground swing with extra safety features, more durable construction and groovy color choices. You can combine several swings into one big spiral for larger areas such as school yards and parks.
The construction is more unique with idea to attract children along with colours. I have put metal bars instead of chains because they will make movement more stable. Seats are more comfortable. The mechanical system will additionally increase safety and durability of playground swing.
There is possibility of combining swings, the result of that is a spiral shape. This feature could be used on a larger areas such as school yards. The colours have richer and warmer tones, their task is to make swing more desirable and to enrich different environments. for example green would soften city’s concrete parks, and purple would bring more contrast to regular parks.
After a long day’s work, we may not pay attention to small things such as turning off the room light before leaving. Bye-5 is an light switch that intuitively reminds people to turn the light off by encouraging a “high-5′ interaction. The adorable hand-shaped look catches your attention, and the soft skin-like touch encourages a “high-5″ hit, resulting in room light off, and it also activates a beautiful LED dim light in the “hand” guiding your leaving. A single event sets up a chain of reactions as if a “reward” for your day and for your good behavior that says “Bye, you did a good job!”. The positive feedback is exactly what you need at this moment!