background preloader

Benshmark

Facebook Twitter

Re-Timer – Sleep better with light therapy. Remember the Ted Talk by Arianna Huffington about how you need to sleep to be successful?

Re-Timer – Sleep better with light therapy

Truth be told, there is no glamor in being sleep deprived or working like a zombie, just because you travel time-zone to time-zone. I hear you, you don’t have the time and wish you could have a 30-hour-day to pack in the regular ZZZs. Which is why well researched products like Re-Timer are necessary for the busy you. For those who don’t know it, based on a 25 years of University research, it takes about 30 minutes per day to change when you sleep, avoid jet lag, manage working nights or tackle the cold gloomy winters. Devices like Re-Timer are handy to re-time your body clock. Use this Coupon Code “yanko50” to get a $50 Discount NOW! Wearable Noise/ IxD Awards. Project Description We’ve taken on the challenges of wearable tech and re-imagined the classic work coat.

Wearable Noise/ IxD Awards

In order to make it truly wearable we believe the tech should be invisible. In this case, the work coat is an example of how clothing can react to the input of noise levels. The coat’s colour changing behaviour communicates a warning that the worker is being exposed to loud noise over a period of time. Anything above 90 dB for longer than 1 minute can cause permanent damage to hearing. The wearer is a textile factory worker supervising the weaving machine. Our prototype was sewn from thermochromic fabric (developed at the university by textiles student). We imagine this concept to be applicable to other user groups such as construction workers on the street, concert goers and sports fans.

JCDecaux Metro Hong Kong - McDonald's Interactive Campaign in MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Real time heat maps on WeChat can now tell you what crowded places to avoid: Shanghaiist. Timed brilliantly with the start of China's hellish Golden Week, WeChat has released a new feature that will help users avoid the crowds by looking at real time foot traffic heat maps.

Real time heat maps on WeChat can now tell you what crowded places to avoid: Shanghaiist

The maps let you see the density of people in a certain area in real time and throughout the day, so that you can glean important bids of travel planning knowledge such as Tiananmen Square is very crowded. Sad face. According to China Channel, these new heat maps work for most major Chinese cities, including, of course, Shanghai. Currently, the feature is only available in Chinese, so first you will have to change your language settings. Then check your WeChat wallet page and find the new feature under the "City Services" (城市服务 ) icon.

Baidu had been the leader in super cool heat map technology, but this new WeChat feature looks like it could be extremely practical as well for planning events, holidays or trips to the bathroom. Meanwhile, WeChat continues to be at the forefront of everything. Brand New WeChat Feature: Heat Maps in Real Time. Tap the blue text「Chch」above to follow us!

Brand New WeChat Feature: Heat Maps in Real Time

Breaking News: WeChat has just released a new feature to coincide with the Chinese National Day holidays – real time foot traffic heat maps. Allowing you to see the density of people in an area in real time. It’s no coincidence that the timing of the release coincidences with National Day. Planning your movements better to avoid highly crowded areas will be enormously helpful for many people over the ‘Golden Week’ holiday. For very specific locations we can see data which reveals the busiest days of the week and the busiest time of the day. Through some brief testing, it seems you can currently check data from across most major cities in China. Un hologramme sur les places pour handicapés en Russie. Touch-screen table with object detection. Companion, l'appli pour rentrer chez soi en sécurité. Quatre étudiants américains ont imaginé une application pour se sentir plus en sécurité quand on rentre seul le soir.

Companion, l'appli pour rentrer chez soi en sécurité

Regarder toutes les deux minutes au-dessus de son épaule s’il n’y a pas quelqu’un qui nous suit, accélérer le pas dès lors que l’on croise un groupe de personnes bien éméchées, flipper à chaque nouvelle intersection… Le genre de sensations pas franchement agréables qui arrivent malheureusement bien trop souvent lorsqu’on décide de rentrer seul le soir. C’est la raison pour laquelle quatre étudiants de l’Université du Michigan ont décidé d’inventer l’application Companion. Leur but principal : qu’aucune étudiante de leur campus n’ait peur en rentrant seule le soir. Une initiative bienvenue alors qu’en moyenne une étudiante sur cinq est victime de viol sur les campus américains. Pour commencer, il suffit de choisir celui qui deviendra votre “compagnon” de voyage dans votre carnet d’adresses. Les jeunes femmes sont clairement la cible principale de l’application.

Un restaurant coréen pour faire des rencontres. Till Nagel – Shanghai Metro Flow. Team Till Nagel Benedikt Groß Exhibitions Design Shanghai – Aesthethics City Power Station of Art, Shanghai 12/2013 – 03/2014 VISAP’14 Art + Interpretation IEEE VIS 2014, Paris 11/2014 An animated visualization of Shanghai’s subway network.

Till Nagel – Shanghai Metro Flow

Shanghai Metro Flow consists of an animation with three network visualizations, and an accompanying infographic poster showing subway line details. The project was part of the Design Shanghai 2013 – Aesthetics City, and exhibited at the Shanghai Power Station of Art from 3rd December 2013 to 30th March 2014. Shanghai Metro Flow at the exhibition. Concept With our visualization we wanted to give an impression of the pulse of the city.

In the design we followed a theme of contrasting juxtaposition, inspired by the ever changing surroundings we are exposed to in an urban environment: The contrast between visual and animation style. See also the discussion on distortion and space over at The Atlantic Cities where Shanghai Metro Flow was featured. Inspiration . Instant Date - Behind The Scenes. An Anti-Smartphone Beer Glass Prevents Phone Addiction at the Bar. Now that cell phones have shrunk and we’re contemplating wearing our computers on our faces instead of in our pockets, smart design is more about stopping us from being online then letting us check Twitter more often.

An Anti-Smartphone Beer Glass Prevents Phone Addiction at the Bar

Call it anti-social design: devices like this beer glass are devoted to preventing a Tinder session at the bar. The Offline Glass, designed by the Fischer & Friends ad agency in Brazil, is a normal beer glass with a notch cut out of the bottom exactly the size of an iPhone. Comment sauver les dîners en famille.