Design Concept

Self-Sterilizing Door Handle Wins Concept Design Award, Needs to be Real

Self-Sterilizing Door Handle Wins Concept Design Award, Needs to be Real

Door handles are dirty, dirty things. Especially ones that you find in public places, where hundreds, if not thousands of hands touch it on a daily basis. And while these door handles may get cleaned every night (hopefully), it's just not enough to make sure that germs aren't being spread about everywhere, getting people sick. That's why we need a door handle that sterilizes itself. And why it's not surprising that when someone designs a concept for one, they win a concept design award.

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SEGA Toirettsu Brings Video Game to Men’s Urinal [Video]

SEGA Toirettsu Brings Video Game to Men’s Urinal [Video]

Over the years, there's been all sorts of additions to men's urinals to "help" those using it stay in the urinal, and not make a mess of the floor (or themselves). While there are still some urinals out there that feature cute little designs near the bottom, like that of a bee, it seems that Japan is still having some major issues, and now they're doing what they should have done right from the start: made it a game.

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Prosthetic Arm Features Flexible Tentacle Design

Prosthetic Arm Features Flexible Tentacle Design

Most prosthetic limb replacements focus on returning regular movements to those who need them. Prosthetic legs move in a natural way, or as best as they can, while prosthetic arms usually have a regular five-fingered hand at the end, helping those who have lost a limb use their artificial ligament in a more natural fashion. But, when a student is asked to "push the boundaries" of upper-limb prosthetic design, you shouldn't expect to find a design you'd find in the box.

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eJOUX Concept Design Shows Electronic Jewelry is the Way of the Future

eJOUX Concept Design Shows Electronic Jewelry is the Way of the Future

Slapping electronic things on every day items, especially electronic things that move or offer shiny lights, seems to be the way the future wants to embrace those every day items, and there's nothing wrong with that. Especially when it comes to every day items like jewelry, and it gets outfitted with a flexible display, where the owner is able to put anything they want on there, from moving images, to information about who's calling you. That's what the eJOUX electronic jewelry concept design is all about.

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BlackBerry Empathy Concept Device Can Determine Your Mood [Video]

BlackBerry Empathy Concept Device Can Determine Your Mood [Video]

Sometimes, the mood you're in can determine how you use your phone. Who you talk to, text, or even whether or not you browse the Web while you are out and about. And sometimes it can be frustrating that your phone doesn't feel you. Well, thanks to a pair of designers, that could change some day. This fresh new design for a smartphone, called the BlackBerry Empathy, is designed to not only read your mood, but also react to it.

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Volvo’s Air Motion Concept Car Runs on Air

Volvo’s Air Motion Concept Car Runs on Air

Probably the best part of being a concept, is that you get to use your imagination a little bit more than you would in an actual production model. At least, until you have to figure out how to actually get what you conceptualized to work in the real world. While we've seen plenty of other concept vehicles in the past work on all sorts of things, this new design from Volvo, called the Air Motion Concept, is a design that would have the vehicle running on nothing but the air.

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The FOKI Will Clean the Floor While You Walk

The FOKI Will Clean the Floor While You Walk

While you're walking around your home, or maybe even in a restaurant or retail location, you sometimes notice that a spot on the floor may be sticky, or have a spill on it that you wish you could clean up, right then and there. But sometimes getting something to clean it isn't all that easy, so what if your shoes could clean it? That's where the FOKI come in.

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Taiwan Tower in Taichung Features Helium Balloons Instead of Elevators

Taiwan Tower in Taichung Features Helium Balloons Instead of Elevators

The Taiwan Tower may look like a concept right now, but it won't for long. This is one concept that, just as it was being drawn up and planned, had already been given the green light to be built into the real world. The Taiwan Tower, which will be built in Taichung in the near future, will not only be the tallest building in that particular city, but it will also substitute elevators for something completely unorthodox: balloons.

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Conceptual Hybrid Display Phone Works with Both AMOLED and EInk

Conceptual Hybrid Display Phone Works with Both AMOLED and EInk

Oh conceptual design, how awesome thou art. This is the "Second Life Mobile Phone Concept" by Cho Sinhyung & Jeon Jungjae, a phone that employs both a lovely AMOLED screen in glorious full color when it's active, and an E-Ink display when it sits in standby mode. Juice saver deluxe! Furthermore, the degree of transparency in the screen shows the percentage of battery remaining. Fade away like you're Marty McFly. Futuristic.

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