Inspiration In an increasingly tech-savvy world obsessed
with micro-electronics, computer companies are charged with the
task of designing products that can perform a wide array of operations,
from storing a list of appointments to satellite linkage, while
offering a sleek design and portable size, and, frankly, the smaller
the better (see below). Designing the product in an interactive
format facilitates experimentation with different features and evaluating
whether the benefits of certain modifications justify the cost of
Solution The PLANE M3D pocket PC model was designed to
incorporate properties from multiple existing electronic devices.
Inspired by popular cell phones, PLANE M3D flips open and can be
held with one or both hands. Though slightly larger than the Blackberry,
it is far more convenient for typing, especially if the operator
intends to use it for an extended period of time. This product would
be ideal for individuals who travel frequently and require the strength
of their laptop without the burden of extra luggage.
Results The images above display the results of product
conception. Multiple renderings were generated to get a tangible
sense of the model and how it compares to designs currently on the
market. The interactive format clearly reveals its sense of scale
and interface. Not only will interactive simulations assist in product
development, they will also improve market research. Companies can
design multiple products using this format and allow potential consumers
to select which one they most prefer.