Packaging concept from designer Mun Joo Jane imagines cereal boxes for folks who eat at the big table
Graphic designer Mun Joo Jane has created a packaging design concept that reimagines new shapes and forms for Kellogg’s Cereal that caters to adult aesthetics.
Studio Dror creates buildings offering unique living environments by turning the inside out
The building boom in New York City continues to race forward. Construction cranes dominate the skyline around the massive Hudson Yards project on Manhattan’s West Side. Downtown Brooklyn is sharing in the high rise race with a number of new residential skyscraper projects in progress. While a few of these projects are architecturally inspiring, there are many more that just resemble bland storage buildings for humans.
'Watson the News' harnesses cognitive computing to help consumers of news become more conscientious and less biased readers
If you had access to the most powerful computer in the world, how would use it to help people live, work and play better? PSFK and IBM Watson have been collaborating through The Good Data Contest to find how IBM Watson’s capabilities can improve communities and spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future. Learn about the winning concept Inquisite here.
A Thalys interactive audio map lets passerby experience culture through a database of urban sounds
A French train company is using the power of audio to entice people to travel to its main destinations. Thalys paired up with French Agency Rosaparks to create Sounds of the City, a set of interactive billboards that lets passerby plug in their personal headphones and listen to the sounds of Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.
PSFK talks to Nuala O’Connor about the importance of advocating for basic human rights in the online space
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact.
Runcible combines the power of modern electronics with the revered unobtrusiveness of a wearable device
In the beginning, there was the pocketwatch, a combination of useful timepiece and stylish accessory. Then came the wristwatch, the cell phone and the smartphone, and pocketwatches became obsolete, worn as an affectation if at all. As smartphones grew larger and more unwieldy, the wearable device returned to fashion once again. Apple, of course, drew on the wristwatch for their Apple Watch. But a Berkeley company looked to the elegance and simplicity of the pocketwatch for their inspiration for Runcible.
PSFK documents the exploits of our PLEN desktop robot through a series of original GIFs
The remotely controlled PLEN desktop robot stands at a petite 228mm (roughly nine inches), weighing in at 696 grams, and comes equipped with its own personal control software. PLEN PROJECT COMPANY Ltd. issued PSFK its very own mini-robo to test, so we decided to create a montage of GIFs highlighting the functionalities of PSFK’s latest crew member, Lil’ P.
Don't Drink And Dive urges Swedish men to sober up before going in the water as 70 percent of deaths associated with water involved alcohol consumption
‘Don’t Drink and Dive‘ is a short documentary created as part of a campaign urging Swedish men to wait until they are sober before going for a swim. Jumping into the lake or the ocean for a dip is a tradition for many during the Swedish summer.
The Selfie Plant is a potted plant takes selfies dependent on its mood or surrounding weather and shares them to Facebook
Meet Plantie Plant. It’s a flowering plant. It has 74 friends. It lives in Copenhagen. Oh, and it likes to take selfies and share them on Facebook.
Lantern, a project from Eugene Gao, would use an app and bluetooth beacons to guide the blind from station to station
Navigating New York’s subway system is a challenge—even more so if you’re blind. But a recent project, Lantern, could help blind New Yorkers get around underground with a little more ease.
Grundfos' pilot project in Kenya grants easier access to H2O
It comes to no surprise that water is a scarce, precious and too-often polluted resource for people living in many developing nations, and that it is becoming scarcer as environmental and political forces reduce the supply of fresh water worldwide. In Kenya’s Mathare slum, for example, residents must purchase frequently dirty water from vendors who charge exorbitant prices for access. Grundfos, a Danish company, has rolled out a pilot project in Mathare and other Kenyan villages that stands to change the situation for the better.
EdiPulse is gamified fitness that puts a tasty twist on workout rewards
EdiPulse could become a way to reward your next workout. It’s a project that measures and tracks your heart rate and sends the data to a 3D chocolate printer, resulting in exercise-powered treats. The longer you keep the heart rate up, the larger your chocolate reward. Exertion Games Lab wanted to give a one-to-one physical object reward for the invisible data that wearable devices track.