product design + app: Belkin wemo

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

product design + app: Belkin wemo:

From their website, the wemo story: "WeMo is a family of simple, ingenious products that make life easier, simpler, better. WeMo uses your Wi-Fi network and mobile internet to control your home electronics right from your smartphone. WeMo also works with ifTTT, connecting your home electronics to a whole world of online apps." banner-belkin   The WeMo Switch lets you turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere using your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of TVs, lamps, stereos, heaters, fans and more. A great device to control all our "dumb" devices! Basic RGB The wemo sensor enables you to take control a bit further: "The sensor plugs into an outlet and detects motion up to 10 feet away. It then sends a wireless signal to the WeMo Switch to turn the connected device either on or off." Belkin-wemo-03 Belkin-wemo-04   Belkin-wemo-04   More images below: Belkin-wemo-05   Belkin-wemo-01 Belkin-wemo-02 Belkin-wemo-06     Belkin-wemo-06 Belkin-wemo-07 Belkin-wemo-08 Belkin-wemo-09 Belkin-wemo-10   Belkin-wemo-07   Belkin-wemo-10   Belkin-wemo-09   Belkin-wemo-08.  

Wei-Ling Hsu, Yu-Ren Lai et Cyuan-Yi You refresh the staples

Friday, October 11, 2013

Designers Wei-Ling Hsu, Yu-Ren Lai et Cyuan-Yi You refresh the staples with a clever end of staples line:

The end of the staplers are coloured red, so that the user knows when soon to replace them. banner-alert staples I did a bit a research and found an Australian patent by Macmichael which describe exactly the same idea, which is also expressed by our trio of designers: alert-staples-01 alert-staples-03 alert-staples-02    

product design + app: nest thermostat

Saturday, October 05, 2013

product design + app: nest thermostat:

Although it is a bit more than that, I thought I should share with you this other example of product design + app. The nest thermostat is "intelligent", adjusting to your schedule and learning all the time. banner-nest-thermostat Do you want to save money on your next energy bill? Nest is the way to go! Check the company website: logoforcase   And it has a sleek look: nest-th-02   nest-th-01   nest-th-03   nest-th-04   nest-th-05   nest-th-06   nest-th-07   nest-th-08   .

sweep mistakes with the pencil broom

Sunday, September 22, 2013

sweep mistakes with the pencil broom.

banner-pencil-broom   Get it here! pencil-broom-01 pencil-broom-02 pencil-broom-03  

Design product + app: the doorbot!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Design product + app: the doorbot!

Another good combination of product design and great app: you can answer the doorbell when you're not home, give instructions and so forth. banner-doorbot   here is their website: DoorBot-logo   and a couple more details: bot-home-automation-doorbot-the-doorbell-for-smartphones   doorbot-topsect-hand-lg   bot-home-automation-doorbot-the-doorbell-for-smartphones_1   bot-home-automation-doorbot-the-doorbell-for-smartphones_2 .  

Zero Halliburton, geo aluminium travel case

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Zero Halliburton has this sturdy looking, aluminium travel case!

This includes a choice of three colours –aluminium finish, silver or black–, four wheels, a three digits lock, retractable handle, corner guards just to mention a few things. banner

It is quite an unique and distinctive design,

I invite you to have a look at their website: Zero-logo and here are more details: ZH01   ZH02   ZH03   ZH04 ;-)    

Design product + app, article 2: Terraillon

Friday, August 30, 2013

The couple product + service is back!

This time, Terraillon is sketcking a neat solution for its market: a scale to weigh babies.

The industrial design approach is combined with a useful app that enables to monitor the babies' weight progress.

terraillon-banner Very useful to know if all goes well with your baby, and also very convenient when you have an appointment with the medical staff at regular intervals in the baby's first few months.  

Design product + app, the egg minder

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

There is a new trend, that I predict will be BIG: designing products with their app.

Adding service to a product or adding a product to a service. And, like every new trend, there will be good and less good stuff! I'd like to review this trend now and in the future, so keep an eye on the title! Here is an example: egg minder banner Although the egg minder wishes to solve a common problem in our daily life, I'm not too sure it's the right approach. Can't have an app for every egg, cheese, lettuce in the fridge, right? And there is a fair bit of handling involved too. Not a bad idea, but I'm not too sure if it's well expressed.  

electrical outlet as an hidden wall safe

Thursday, August 15, 2013

electrical outlet as an hidden wall safe.

Is that good design? Or even a clever way to hide your –small– safe? banner-hiddenwallsafe You can buy it here, other angles down below: outlet-hidden-safe-01   outlet-hidden-safe-02   outlet-hidden-safe-03    

Designer Mugi Yamamoto found a clever design for printer:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Young designer Mugi Yamamoto  re-designs the printer:

mugi yamamoto banner I call this the "piling down" solution. Most of us do "adding up" solution, solving a problem by adding something new without rethinking why the product was designed for in the first place. Well, getting rid of the paper tray simplifies the printer quite a bit! yamamoto 01 yamamoto 02 yamamoto 03 yamamoto 04 yamamoto 05 yamamoto 06   Well done!


"Philippe is a gifted Industrial Designer with the rare ability of coming up with relevant concepts and strategies on one hand and the ability of leading and inspiring a cross functional team to turn concepts up into profitable products on the other hand. One is his award winning products did create a whole new trend/category within the aquarium market."

— Alain Mars

"I reached out to Philippe for advice about a product innovation I had invented, because I was unsure how to move it forward. It was such a joy to exchange ideas with a fellow 'inventor' who warned me about all thinkable pitfalls, yet was encouraging and practical in his suggestions to take it to the next level. I've got a long way to go and therefore I cherish the priceless source of information and inspiration Philippe is, as an expert in bringing innovations to the market."

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