Mobicube – A Concept For Future Of Work

Mobicube – A Concept For Future Of Work

Designers imagine a projection device that turns any surface into a powerful workstation that could let people work anywhere.

Wesley Robison
  • 3 february 2013

The Future Of Work

In order to bring to life PSFK’s Future of Work reportPSFK Labs challenged creative agencies from around the world to generate product and service concepts that leverage the trends identified within the report. This Mobicube concept was created by Smart Design.

The modern worker is nimble, flexible and multi-talented. They “hot desk” from one spot to another by setting up mobile studios in different locations. They also wear multiple hats, sometimes even within the same project, changing roles from designer to copywriter to project manager all on the same desktop.

The MobiCube helps the modern worker manage the range of tasks that they face and focus on the tasks at hand. It’s a portable accessory that projects a digital workspace onto any physical surface. The internal projector can read gestures so that all interactions can take place through touch or stylus input.

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Four desktop workspaces can be set up to suit the worker’s different modes, and the worker goes from one to the next by rotating the MobiCube on its sides. For example, spaces might be set up as follows:

Create. launches applications for drawing, photo manipulation, and music.

Connect. might bring up an email, Skype, and chat. Manage. gives the worker access to productivity applications for spreadsheets, lists and project management software

Play. might be a space for a little break or escape from work through game apps.

Cubes can also be used collaboratively by being physically snapped together to share workspaces and items being collaborated on. The videochat feature could be used to connect remote employees.

Smart Design

If you’re looking for more trends, innovative ideas or themes changing the Future of Work, check out our full report for sale here or join us for our Social Media Week discussion with leading experts and industry innovators on Feb 20th. More information here

For more exclusive PSFK Labs’ ideas, watch the summary presentation and see everything that you’ve missed so far here.  Feel free to join the conversation and share your ideas about the future of work with the #FoW hashtag on Twitter.

PSFK Future of Work report


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