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Afghanistan Mobile Money

Entry ID: 
8508
The Afghanistan Mobile Money project sought to understand issues around the adoption of mobile money services in Afghanistan, with a focus on the M-Paisa money transfer service launched in 2008 by local operator Roshan. Specifically it researched the issues faced when introducing a mobile money system into a new environment and how it affects the day-to-day quality of life in a developing country. Click here to view Jan Chipchase's slideshow on Afghanistan's mobile banking.
Location: 
San Francisco, USA
Credits: 
frog

Air New Zealand Long-Haul Cabin Interiors

Entry ID: 
7575
Every aspect of the entire inflight cabin was redesigned, from the carpets the SpaceSeat, SkyCouch, Business Premier Seats, wall finishes, fabrics, lighting, galley, and even the lavatory finishes and graphics. The overall effect is a congruent, spacious, modern cabin that delivers an immediate sense of value, luxury and excitement to weary long-haul travelers.
Location: 
Auckland, New Zealand
Credits: 
Air New Zealand Design Team, Altitude Aerospace Interiors, Geoff Suvalko of Designworks, David Scott Design, Formworks Design (New Zealand) for Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Long-Haul Innovation Program

Entry ID: 
7572
At the beginning of 2007 the executive team at Air New Zealand set down a challenge to the project team to design a customer-driven innovation approach to the design of the pending 777-300ER aircraft. While the research insights, user needs and segmentation were used across all aspects of the long-haul program, designing for just two universal traveler needs, instead of individuals, opened up opportunities for experiences never before seen on an aircraft.
Location: 
Auckland, New Zealand
Credits: 
IDEO, Synovate, Optimal Usability, Colmar Brunton, Society (New Zealand) for Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand SkyCouch

Entry ID: 
7032
Air New Zealand's SkyCouch is a new seating solution that delivers more control, comfort and flexibility to economy passengers when traveling on long-haul flights. Disappearing armrests, configuarble tray table and enhanced seat cushioning give travelers multiple seating options. Plus the redesigned leg rest converts three seats into one bed, allowing a wider range of seating experiences for travelers.
Location: 
Auckland, New Zealand
Credits: 
Air New Zealand Design Team, Altitude Aerospace Interiors, Geoff Suvalko of Designworks, IDEO, Formworks Design, David Scott Design, Recaro (New Zealand) and Formway Furniture, Optimal Usability, Design Brand, infact (New Zealand) for Air New Zealand (New Zealand)

Alair Bronchial thermoplasty system for the treatment of Asthma

Entry ID: 
8538
The Alair Bronchial thermoplasty system is a nondrug treatment for asthma. The treatment is delivered without incisions by passing the catheter through a flexible bronchoscope. It works by applying radio frequency energy to the wall of the airways in the lungs. This energy reduces the amount of smooth muscle in this wall, which in turn reduces the wall's ability to constrict during an asthma attack.
Location: 
San Francisco, USA
Credits: 
Matt Presta, Bill Evans and Steve Hoyt of Bridge Design and Noah Webster, Karen Passafaro, Bill Wizeman, Narinder Shargill and Tim Dalbec of Asthmatx

APX™ 7000XE P25 Portable Radio

Entry ID: 
8932
Using feedback from firefighters from Miami to Malaysia, product developers designed the APX7000XE, a mission-critical two-way radio for the fire-rescue industry. It features an exaggerated control top for gloved hands, 1-watt speaker for clearer communications, noise reduction software, an enlarged top display for at-a-glance viewing and multiband interoperability for better multiagency collaboration.
Location: 
Schaumburg, USA
Credits: 
Design Innovation and Design Engineering Teams of Motorola Solutions Inc.

Articulating Scaffold

Entry ID: 
6667
The Articulating Scaffold has the ability to walk with the motion of the user, eliminating the need to constantly climb up and down and reposition the equipment. The work table provides a space to store tools, keeping them safe and organized while repositioning. A few simple, intuitive motions collapses the unit, making it easy to transport to the truck or job site.
Location: 
Trussville, USA
Credits: 
Alexander Spurrier of Auburn University

Augmented Intervention Assistant

Entry ID: 
8330
The Augmented Intervention Assistant is a head-mounted display system designed to simplify image-guided surgery. It combines preoperational images with the position tracking of instruments, the operating field and the surgeon to augment the physician's field of view with virtual information. A built-in augmented reality interface provides additional information, such as patient anatomy, position of tumor tissues and preoperational planning.
Location: 
Munich, Germany
Credits: 
Kilian Kreiser of University of Wuppertal (Germany) and Marc Nagel of Pilotfish (Germany) for Pilotfish Munich | Amsterdam | Taipei

aura commuter cycle helmet

Entry ID: 
7164
Aura addresses the issue of commuter cyclist safety, while providing a helmet that is appropriately styled for the urban environment. Its safety features include a built-in rear light and detachable wristband indicators to signal to other road users the cyclist's intentions. When not in use, the indicators attach to the helmet.
Location: 
Leicester, United Kingdom
Credits: 
Joseph Thomas of Loughborough University & Wonder Vision (United Kingdom)
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Backpacks P300 Redley Packs

Entry ID: 
9
The P300 is a customizable backpack designed with simplicity and maturity -- and a dose of sport, as well. Consumers can change out the front of the pack with one of three options, all included, depending on their need at the moment. Its removable laptop case let’s people tote their technology with them, and the attached flashlight illuminates even the darkest recesses in the pack.
Location: 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Credits: 
Daniel Olej of Redley (Brazil)

Bale

Entry ID: 
7762
Bale ameliorates the nuisance of confidential paper waste. Bale shreds and compacts paper waste into stackable units, reducing their physical footprint while they await a recycler's pick up. Or, Bale's byproduct units can be modularly configured for many uses: tree-stump-inspired stools, pots for philodendrons or cubicle walls.
Location: 
San Francisco, USA
Credits: 
Chad Wright of Academy of Art University

Balloonimals interactive children’s games for mobile devices

Entry ID: 
8735
Balloonimals is an interactive game for the iPad and iPhone that, through touch activation, lets young children and their parents bring digital balloon animals to life. It features simple controls, high-quality 3D renderings and animation, playful sound effects (squeaks, quacks, roars) and a variety of creatures that randomly cycle through every time the game is played.
Location: 
Palo Alto, USA
Credits: 
IDEO Design Team

Bedsider for the National Campaign for Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Entry ID: 
8139
Designers worked closely with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy to address the challenge of unplanned pregnancy in women between the ages of 18 and 29. The result, Bedsider, is a birth-control support network that focuses on five key areas--awareness, motivational drivers, digital offerings, services and loyalty--and acts as a flexible vehicle for behavioral change.
Location: 
Palo Alto, USA
Credits: 
IDEO Design Team for National Campaign for Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Bedsider for the National Campaign for Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Entry ID: 
8144
The approach to this research intuitive was all about making young women feel comfortable talking about their intimate experiences and birth-control practices. The design team felt that it needed to do more than understand their lives and motivations; they needed to truly empathize with these women's situations without making any judgments. So, during the interviews the designers spoke with women as peers rather than ad researchers.
Location: 
Palo Alto, USA
Credits: 
IDEO design team for National Campaign for Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Bedsider for the National Campaign for Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Entry ID: 
8135
Designers worked closely with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy to address the challenge of unplanned pregnancy in women between the ages of 18 and 29. The result, Bedsider, is a birth-control support network that focuses on five key areas--awareness, motivational drivers, digital offerings, services and loyalty--and acts as a flexible vehicle for behavioral change.
Location: 
Palo Alto, USA
Credits: 
IDEO Design Team for National Campaign for Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy