JIBO is the first in a generation of groundbreaking personal robotics and artificial intelligence that humanizes technology enough to make it a part of the family.
At its core, Jibo is a household assistant that can also be a messenger, photographer, storyteller, and companion, designed with the face of an AI, and enchantingly fluid motions of a sci-fi robot.
Jibo eliminates the tactile relationships we have with our cell phones, laptops and home devices - and can fundamentally change the way we interact with the world.
Because over 90% of communication is non-verbal, Jibo is specifically designed to be as expressive through its range of gestures as it is though auditory and on-screen communication. By invisibly gathering and processing information in its environment through its range of sensors, microphones and cameras and combining that visual and auditory input with its kinetic movement and poses, Jibo surpasses the limits of today’s artificial intelligence and pushes the limits of how natural and human we can make robots.
The design challenge was to create an icon that was approachable, instantly familiar and easy to use. Using Jibo’s physical gestures and expressions as the key guideline to design around, the form becomes rotationally symmetrical and has balanced proportions that are playful yet sophisticated.
With its multi-axis gestural positioning, integrated touch display, facial recognition and range of software applications, Jibo humanizes artificial intelligence to a level that we can respect and trust.
Two hi-res cameras recognize and track faces, capture photos, and enable immersive video calling.
360° microphones and natural language processing let you talk to Jibo from anywhere in the room.
Hands-free reminders and messages, so you'll never forget and can always be in touch.
Artificial Intelligence algorithms learn your preferences to adapt and fit into your life.
Like a personal assistant, Jibo proactively helps you, to make everyday tasks simpler and easier.
Communicates and expresses using natural social and emotive cues so you understand each other better.
The Sayl Task Chair family reimagines office seating with unparalleled comfort, progressive style, and sustainable design for the iconic office furniture manufacturer, Herman Miller.
The SAYL chair for Herman Miller leads the way in ergonomic task seating: lighter, more ergonomic and technologically advanced, SAYL is also the lowest cost task chair produced by Herman Miller.
By rethinking every part of the chair, we were able to innovate the back structure and offer the first frameless suspension system, inspired by suspension bridges. Beyond obvious mechanical innovations that this construction offers, our goal was to remove anything that was not necessary while still delivering the high level of performance and aesthetics that the Herman Miller brand is known for.
The unique back rest suspension material allows for a full range of movement while the open pattern keeps you cool while you work, making it an ideal design for nearly any workplace. In addition, SAYL offers many choices in suspension materials and colors in both task and side chairs that will suite the taste of any consumer. A highly affordable chair, empowered with first-class ergonomics, elegant engineering and an extremely small environmental impact adds a new level of sophistication and value to the Herman Miller product offering.
With the team at Fuseproject, I was responsible for early concept ideation through refinement for manufacturing for the entire Sayl family. In addition to my contribution to the main Sayl design concept, I was heavily involved with the back pattern concept and refinement, lumbar support and side chair concept development and refinement.
SEAGATE 8 redefines digital storage with the fastest, most secure and fashion forward external hard drive ever released by Seagate.
Designed to offer the most secure and high capacity file storage, SEAGATE 8 offers almost unlimited space with an iconic design that creates a personal, cloud storage alternative that allows Seagate to uphold their reputation as the authority in digital storage.
The design goal was to merge the high capacity, six level data writing system, single cable power and data transmission technology and state of the art materials into the expression of trust, speed and state of the art data protection that Seagate is so highly revered for.
The result is an enhanced, forward thinking evolution of the design language established with the industry changing Seagate 7. The impression of trust, protection and quality is communicated through its solid die cast housing, radial heat dispersion and eye catching details. As a miniature, personal server, the crisp detailing and contrasts with the metal construction and surface finish to give the feeling of an indestructible, metal vault.
To showcase the advanced single cable USB C technology, special attention was given to the connection feature, showing it off as an enhancement and truly one of a kind beauty mark, rather than something to be hidden.
With Seagate 8, Seagate delivers on its legacy of being the industry standard for premium file storage and protection.
Kube blends progressive technology, sophisticated design, and functional details into a clean and minimal solution that is sure to be the centerpiece of any party.
With a full-range 125 decibel audio system and water proof Marine certified construction, Kube feels at home indoors or out. Integrated Bluetooth connectivity, cordless power and a 20-hour lithium battery, ensures Kube can bring the party wherever you take it.
At a staggering 125 decibels, Kube offers immersive, professional-quality sound. With backlit controls, power, USB and auxiliary ports, Kube rivals any professional audio equipment out there.
Kube completes the look with a discreet self-opening lid that conceals and an illuminated insulated storage compartment with a 35-quart capacity that can keep refreshments cool both day and night.
Develop an integral, iconic and cutting edge design language for HP’s flagship ultrabook.
In 2013, The Spectre XT is HP’s state of the art flagship ultrabook. The design challenge was to envision HP’s design language into a cutting edge design language that communicates premium construction, razor thin design and ultimate performance. The design language had to be adaptable enough easily to migrate across several sizes and styles of notebooks - making it appealing to a multi-tiered consumer base over several seasons.
To design the Spectre, several rounds of development and refinement are essential to visualize, communicate and fine tune the expression and appropriate exactly how brand elements are integrated. Core phases include: Brand language visualization, iterative 3-d exploration, conceptual visualization, functional refinement and refinement for production.
The program yielded many design identity elements that can be showcased on many products, to visually link them as a family of HP products.
By extending the touchpad dish off the front of the notebook, the groove has a second function as gap to lift the lid of the notebook and also makes the notebook visually distinct when closed. The blocked out hinge with metal accents and perfectly placed logo communicates a bold robustness that is instantly recognizable and unmistakable. The brushed aluminum stamped cover and palm rest parts are adorned with a machine finished, diamond cut edge - a premium detail that enhances the solid aluminum construction.
The result is a stunning, premium ultrabook that is economically mass market and allows HP to uncompromisingly commit to quality, performance and innovation.
FADE STUDIO reinvents task lighting with a single sheet construction that is lightweight, intuitive to use, and good for the environment.
Aside from the light quality itself, we find that motion and flexibility are the most important factors in the world of task lighting. The problem with traditional task lights is that pivoting hinges are difficult to position and often loosen up or break over time. Recognizing that the hinge is the most essential, but also one of the most problematic components of a task light, we set out to design a lamp arm and hinge that approached these issues in a new way.
Utilizing a sheet metal construction, the solution is able to unite the arm and hinges as a single part. Not only is the construction strong, light weight, and extremely flexible, but also significantly cuts down on the amount of material, processes and assembly used to manufacture conventional task lights.
The Fade Task Light works in any environment – home, office and all the spaces in between. It is fluid and adaptable with an articulated arm that can be smoothly adjusted 120º yet remains firmly in position when posed.
The intuitive dimmer and color temperature slider control on the iron base allows the light output to be precisely set to the perfect color and luminosity, and an integrated USB port in the base keeps your mobile devices charged and ready to go.
Kyon is a new device that allows for the highest level of communication with your pet.
With its range of biometric sensors, gps and mobile data collection capabilities, Kyon knows what your pet is feeling, exactly where it is and what its daily habits are, giving unparalleled clarity on the most important details of your pet’s life.
Kyon goes far beyond pet tracking. Its most advanced feature is its ability to notify you immediately if your pet is missing within a given perimeter. Not only it will help you track its location geographically and topographically, but it will also display helpful contact information right on the collar, when found by someone else.
Its full spectrum design is as fashionable as it is reliable, giving style, comfort and transparency to every pet owner.
SPAN is our vision for the modern timepiece, an elegant amalgam of analog and digital elements.
Tasteful and intuitive, Span provides only the most crucial alerts and notifications on its curved OLED display. The watch is intended to be used in tandem with a smartphone, not act as its replacement.
Made of polished stainless steel and sleek black ceramic, Span's interface is navigated with a jog dial on the bezel. Span's jump hour timekeeping operates on a quartz movement; the digital components can be recharged with a micro-USB charging port concealed in the back of the watch.
Cur redefines pain management as a simple, intuitive patch that delivers electronic pulses to mask and bypass chronic pain.
Chronic pain keeps over 1.5 billion people around the world from living their lives to the fullest and affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. This miniaturized TENS unit tracks muscle and nerve responses in the body and delivers clinical therapy through gel packs and low-voltage electrical currents that relieve pain immediately.
Because (TENS) technology is unrecognizable to many, the design goal was to make the product something that people would instantly associate to comfort and trust. The result was to visually simplify a very complex and often scary technology into to a simple icon that people already know and relate to health and recovery - the band aide.
To use it, you simply peel the liner from the reusable gel band, stick it to the area where you feel pain, and then attach the electronic Cur pod. After a few seconds, Cur will adjust to your body and begin sending out electrical signals to negate the pain.
The modular design allows users to remove and charge the puck through a magnetic connection and to replace the disposable hydrogel bands when needed.
With its groundbreaking miniaturization and ability to make an old technology widely accessible for the first time in history, Cur has the ability to free millions of people worldwide from chronic pain.
The Goji Smart lock is the easiest, most secure way to grant keyless access to your home.
With exterior camera and encrypted access verification, Goji gives users the ability to grant or deny anyone access via your smartphone. This allows friends, visitors, contractors, houseguests (like AirBnB) to access your home without the need of a physical key. Restrictions and permissions are given by the homeowner through a simple, easy to use app.
Goji is installed directly into the deadbolt mount on the exterior of your door. The hinge mounted assembly easily flips up or down to reveal the regular, keyed deadbolt without compromising it - This ensures that as a failsafe measure, the home is always accessible with your key, and also always has the same physical security as a normal lock.
The design challenge was to create an intelligent, connected version of a deadbolt lock that is as visually trustworthy, as robust and as reliable. The waterproof, all metal exterior feels solid and heavy - and is visually iconic enough to blend in with any exterior décor. The multi-phase design program included brand development and concept generation through first article manufacture in support of an incredibly successful indigogo campaign.
The exterior unit wires to the interior unit which contains the mechanical motor that opens and closes the door. The interior unit also contains the power supply for the low power e-ink display on the exterior unit.
Because of the development partnerships Goji has made with the most trusted names in home security, and its expertise in seamless digital connectivity and identity verification - Goji is the future of home access.
For people who want to live healthier and achieve more there is Microsoft Band. Reach your health and fitness goals by tracking your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn, and sleep quality, and be productive with email, text, and calendar alerts on your wrist.
The overall design goal was to make the Band One a thin, uniform band that is a simple, physical manifestation of the Microsoft brand. It’s not a watch and not just a fitness tracker - it’s a wearable that is deceptively simple that will fit anyone and has the power to deliver an extraordinary amount of data when you need it.
Band One is considered by industry experts to be Microsoft’s most ambitious product release of recent time. Because of the amount and fidelity of data that Microsoft hoped to ascertain from this advanced new wearable, innovative design and state of the art ergonomic solutions had to be implemented to achieve these lofty goals and achieve mainstream adoption.
Among almost a dozen sensors built into this tiny device are a GPS receiver, a TFT touch display, microphone, ambient light sensor, pedometer, three-axis gyro sensor, thermometer, three-axis accelerometer, optical heart rate sensor, UV sensor and a 48 hour battery life.
The Band One was designed to fit all wrist sizes, ambitiously offering three sizes with a premium latch and release adjustment system. Because of non-watch orientation of information, the screen was designed to be worn on the inside of the wrist.
To design the first of its category for Microsoft, a multi-phase design ‘ground up’ exploration was initiated that included: blue sky concept development, ergonomic testing, 3-d prototyping, mechanical latch design, component distribution exercises, design styling and refinement, high resolution physical prototyping and detail refinement.
Band One set the stage for Microsoft’s incredibly successful venture into the wearable health and fitness market.
SanDisk brings modern simplicity to the workstation with its iconic and fashionable ImageMate readers.
The overarching design concept was that an iconic yet expressive design language would help the reader stand out from a typical workstation desk rather than blending in. With clean lines, architectural surfacing and solid aluminum base, The ImageMate reader takes a proud, angled stance that is modern, intuitive and confident.
With its thin vertical profile and small footprint, this reader conserves space on your desk and fits easily in a computer bag. Its stylish design and sophisticated finish blend in with office decor, and its detachable tripod base adds a modern touch.
With its iconic ImageMate readers, SanDisk continues to demonstrate its authority and appeal in a contemporary market.