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Kernel of Life
The Gates Foundation and Wired magazine asked fuseproject to create a concept for a diagnostic health care device. Kernel is our answer to the complications of treating chronic illnesses in the developing world, malaria in particular. When the nearest doctor is days away, both treatment and diagnosis can be accomplished through the cloud based and embedded medical tests that Kernel offers. The four quadrant bio-sensing absorbent pad, allows users to test their blood, saliva, urine and breath. Designed to work with a range of standard handsets and smart phones; test results are transmitted via bluetooth to a mobile app allowing patients to be continuously monitored remotely via the cloud, with reminders such as medicine intake or doctor’s visits.
"People can't get enough insights” is what we’ve heard, and the Jawbone answer is an UP designed around 24-hour engagement, wirelessly. From a new texture inspired by the circadian rhythms of life and easy transitions from night to day; hardware and software are fluidly integrated to reveal the obvious connections between what happens throughout the day and night, and how it affects how we feel.
24/7, it’s the way you live, and it’s the way UP24 lives with you.
The Four Colors of August
Today's the day!
Choose a color. Order one or all of them. You'll be first to receive the August Smart Lock. Since August attaches to the inside of your door, we naturally take home decor seriously. Whether you like August to fit with the door finish, or you like it to stand out, there are now four beautiful finishes to choose from.
One Million Dollar Hult
The one million dollar Hult Prize, presented at the Clinton Global Initiative, rewards the best student social entrepreneurship project. The winner's award trophy expresses how a singular social-good idea blossoms into millions of lives changed. The solid aluminum ingot was crafted by Neal Fay studios, and flares into a scintillating light reflecting bowl. We are honored to visually represent the goals and generosity of the Hult Prize at the Clinton Global Initiative!
Photography by Alex Blair
First came the SodaStream SOURCE, and now the latest, most minimal, affordable, colorful and customizable PLAY is being readied for you. "Just in time” delivery and “do it yourself” empowerment, combined with sustainable ways of consuming are the cornerstones of the new direction.
As part of SodaStream’s installation at designjunction during the London Design Festival, we are excited to launch PLAY as well as the new bottle design. Both are fit for your table and kitchen, in customizable multi-color hues of course!More on the design
MINI JAMBOX: BIG LOVE
"Make it as small as possible! Make it as loud as possible!"
Our design journey to re-invent the category-leading Jawbone speaker into your pocketable friend started with these contradictory ideas.
Explorations of new materials and manufacturing processes led us to an anodized aluminum extrusion and unique machining methods. Form and function are truly merged as MINI JAMBOX is the smallest speaker in the JAMBOX family, yet its rigid acoustic cavity affords maximum volume for the sound chamber. Fewer materials and a simpler assembly, many choices of crafted textures and colors, robustness and a crisp loud sound: MINI JAMBOX is our big love song to you.
Video by Juergen TellerMore about Mini design
Coffee, Your Way
What makes people wait in line for their coffee?
Our partner Briggo delivers the full organic, fair trade, cup of coffee people have come to expect. But this time one literally builds their own cup on our newly designed digital app, adding ingredients and choosing exactly what they want their coffee to be like. Compared to a traditional ordering experience, the Briggo app is easy and fast, with delivery of a cup as one arrives at the “haus” location. Once the coffee is exactly how you like it, you can be sure that no matter which Coffee Haus you get it from, it will be exactly and perfectly replicated.
The design of the small environment follows a similar thread: it is easy to install in airports, hospitals, corporate and university campuses where mobility and quality are key. The concept of an extruded small house shape with table and stools reminds us of a place rather than a robot or a vending machine, with glass, wood veneers, and aluminum, and a computer that knows your name and how to make coffee your way. Everytime.
THE XO TABLET IS HERE!
Fuseproject designed the new user interface and protective cover concurrently to ensure continuity with the original design language of the One Laptop Per Child, while delivering a new tablet based learning experience. Centered around the idea of aspirational "dreams", the main screen is organized around topics rather than applications. A clear hierarchy of information makes tiers of learning within each dream easy to follow and access, a key element of the new child-centric XO Learning System interface.
The One Laptop Per Child Association has distributed 2.5 million of the original XO Laptop in 60 countries, and is now launching the new $150 tablet in the US starting at Walmart, as well as in developing countries such as Uruguay, Cambodia and Barbados.
At a store near you, OUYA!
Less than a year ago, OUYA partnered with fuseproject and presented a revolutionary idea on Kickstarter: an open game console and controller to activate the creativity of a community of developers and gamers.
People liked the idea: 63,000 of them ordered! 17,000 developers signed on and made 170 games (more than any other console launch in history)!
And today, OUYA launches in 1000 retail stores.
The journey continues…
Yves Behar, OUYA Creative Co-Founder
Herman Miller's new PUBLIC
In theory, we could all be working from home, but the reason why people still want to go to an office is to collaborate with others. Under the sea change initiative that Herman Miller's Living Office represents, our Public Office Landscape addresses collaboration not in moments, but as movement throughout an office: “Social Desking” that invites dialogue at the desk, “Group spaces” to allow collaboration in proximity, and “Interstitial spaces” which convert in-between spaces into community space, are sets of ideas and furniture solutions that make up Public Office Landscape.
We believe collaboration doesn’t just happen in conference rooms—it happens everywhere. With over 45 pieces to mix, match and make your own, Public creates get-together areas in close proximity to individual workstations and encourages productive interaction that drives organizations forward.