When we see gadget concepts, they are in some sense finished products, whether they're prototypes, mock-ups, or shiny computer renders. But what comes before that? As seen in these beautiful sketches for Core 77's Invitational Design Competition: fantastic, unbridled brainstorming.
This is Kage Roi, a room that listens to conversations using speech recognition. It identifies keywords and constantly searches the web for related material, displaying information and images to help brainstorming sessions. In theory, combined with lighting that simulates the changes in sunlight, boosts people's…
There was precious little information accompanying this video that landed in our tip box this morning, but as you can plainly see, it's a light table-like device that immediately scans whatever you set upon it, and it lets you resize, move and animate objects together using gestures.