IBM Turns Its Ads Into Useful Urban Furniture

IBM Turns Its Ads Into Useful Urban Furniture

IBM Smart ideas for smarter cities. IBM campaign from Ogilvy & Mather France. Outdoor advertising becomes urban street furniture.

Touchscreen mosaic - digital procrastination

We’re big fans of digital procrastination here at Design Week, and the new Würfel-Mosaik app really pushes our buttons.

Bike Tag - A prototype system that gives cyclists a voice in their city

Bike Tag - A prototype system that gives cyclists a voice in their city

This newly revamped train station in Utrecht complete with a slide is a great example of that philosophy in action. The slide, which has been named the 'Transfer Accelerator', gives travelers a new way to get down the stairs at the entrance to the Overvecht station. Not only is it way more appealing, but it's also a bit quicker.

Utrecht 'Transfer Accelerator' (a Slide) Encourages Passengers To Take the Train

Designed by HIK Ontwerpers: The city of Utrecht allows citizens to take the stairs or use the transfer accelerator (aka. slide) to get to the train - WEEEEE!

Tangeez Tangible Lights Interactive, color-changing building blocks that let you play with light, by New York's Next Top Makers finalists

Tangeez Tangible Lights

Crowdfund these clever LEDs that change colour depending on how they’re stacked

Alphasphere - A new electronic musical instrument allowing players to trigger sounds through the use of sensors and smart materials - Media Sandbox

AlphaSphere: A brand new musical instrument, developed for electronic music, the award winning, Bristol based nu desine’s AlphaSphere allows users to be expressive with music via the slapping of tactile pressure sensitive pads

Twine by MIT is a sensor-laden, connected square that can be used to apply yhe internet of things to otherwise dumb household objects.

Twine sensor (internet of things)

LocalSay will create a geographically relevant guide with an augmented reality feature allowing users easy access to useful local information.  It will also set out pending policy decisions e.g. planning applications, which are likely to impact the local area. Users will be able to share comments on the proposed decisions impacting their local area.

Localsay: an App designed to engage people with the policies and amenities in their local area.

Krstl by Matter 2 Media - Krstl delivers content and experiences through engaging physical portals called crystals. Crystals can take many interactive physical forms and are embedded in retail, leisure and event spaces including shops, pubs, and exhibitions. Visitors and customers interact with crystals to download content (such as video clips and coupons), receive content from their friends, or take part in a shared application. Visitors interact using their mobile phones over the mobile…

Krstl delivers content and experiences through engaging physical portals called crystals. Crystals can take many interactive physical forms and are embedded in retail, leisure and event spaces including shops, pubs, and exhibitions.

Triggering audio via GPS-location, Hackney Hear provides an innovative way to explore and rediscover London Fields through the stories of residents, local celebrities and archive

Triggering audio via GPS-location, Hackney Hear provides an innovative way to explore and rediscover London Fields through the stories of residents, local celebrities and archive


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