Future Mobile Music Concept

Connect yourself with the outside world
Perfect music on the perfect spot at the perfect time

Future Mobile Music Concept

Body
Wear it around your wrist, just like a watch. It also works as a watch.
By default, it’s transparent, but when you want to make it stand out, just change the colors/patterns or use your favorite photo on the background.

Future Mobile Music Concept
The lucent screens are flexible to be transformed to a device you can put in your pocket.

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

Earphones
It changes your ears a concert hall.

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

Built-in microphone detects your voice (and humming).
Hear beat can also be detected with the built-in censor.
Sync with your mobile phone when you talk to someone on the phone

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept
(Humming search technology is already available, I guess.)

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

Future Mobile Music Concept

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Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1

future mobile search

future mobile search

I’m pretty sure companies like Ikea would quickly start to use this device this way if it became really available.

Also visit the later series of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Looking Glass for iPhone: App Integration

Looking Glass for iPhone2
Mail, iCal, phone, Map with GPS, Google Docs, etc. etc. with real time scan search

Looking Glass for iPhone2

See also #1 of this concept.

Looking Glass for iPhone

iPhone with Looking Glass

iPhone with Looking GlassMinority Report-like data exchange like this?

“Looking Glass” concept has been introduced in the following posts:
Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”
Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time“
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”

Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization

future of mobile search6
Visual aid for any book. It means any book can be a picture book.

future of mobile search6
If it could be wirelessly in sync with your mobile phone or other mobile devices, visualized data exchange could be done like Microsoft Surface, but with this device, you wouldn’t have to stick with 2D.

Looking Glass

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time

This is the fifth post about this gadget.

future mobile search
Getting data of a weather forecast, maybe this might be possible.

future mobile search
When you wonder what the scene you’re looking at was like in the past, you can see it.

future mobile search
This might be off-topic, but it would be nice if it could work in sync with Google Maps like this.

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Future of Mobile Search for Diet

future mobile search for diet

future mobile search for diet

Mainly because I don’t usually care about nutrition when I eat, this kind of function would be helpful for people like me.

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

Creative Commons License

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Future of Internet Search

future search engine

This idea is mostly based on what I thought for a search engine portal’s design competition (not Google’s) held a few months ago in Japan, where mine was picked for the first round. I redesigned it a little bit after that (especially after getting amazed by the latest touch screen technology). By looking at the future user interface by Apple’s iPhone, Microsoft’s Surface, Multitouch and so on, it is quite obvious to predict what the future user interface will be like. These are good examples of making the user experiences “intuitive”. I won’t elaborate on it, but “being intuitive” is essential when it comes to developing a user-friendly website. Not only website but whole other stuff which requires a user’s control.

“Search” is to look for and find something. When we look for something, we usually picture the object’s color, shape, size, etc. first in our heads. Then you think of the place you saw the object last, go and look around there to find something similar to what is pictured. You use your nose to smell and hands to feel and get unwanted objects away. In this design, the search results, websites, contents, images and banners are all “objects”, which are identified as icons. You look for something just like you do in the physical world. It has a table like plate in the middle and there are icons on it. Through the real-world physical movements, intuitive controls of “search” is realized. In addition, an unreal but ultra-practical action is incorporated by taking advantage of technology.

In short, this search can do:
Put and remove stuff by drag & drop
Organize icons to categorize scattered icons
Quick preview just like you take and see stuff closely
Set stuff you need aside for laterPile up icons, etc.

homepage

Home page
This is what you see first when you log in. It’s as simple as Google top page.

personalized home

Portal Home
For the personal portal site like iGoogle, you see ad banners and customized contents, tools, etc., but all of them are shown as icons. You can touch, move, pile and throw them just like books and paper. Your favorite items (clock, memo pad, calendar, RSS reader, weather news, etc.) can be added as you like. Simple mail app allows you to read and write mail quickly. The customized tabs on the left show the category you pick up, such as news, music, movies. By clicking one, the related icons rush into the screen.

searching animation

Search screen (Each icon is supposed to show the website’s image actually. Lazy me!)
Input the keyword and hit “Search”button, search results roll in the window until there are a certain number you first set. The keywords you used are displayed clearly in the screen. In most cases, a screen with lots of objects in it look busy and not aesthetically pleasing, but here I tried to make the search results themselves become a part of design. Each result icon is shaped according to what it is categorized: website, image, RSS, groups, ad banners, etc. The more the website is optimized for SEO, the more chance it has to appear upper and left side of the screen, thus stands out. If the number of the results hit the limit, the next group will be put in the area below the first one. You can see them by clicking the arrow, of course, but in the transition, the “camera” moves downwards.

search results aligned

Search Results Aligned
After the results roll in the screen, the “Align/Categorize” buttons appear in the top right side. “Grid/Scatter”, “Category”. The Grid button makes all the icons align straight on the grid, while the Scatter button mess them up. When you click the Categorize button, icons of the same category flock together.

When the cursor is over an icon, the meta data is shown graphically, which allows you to predict the contents of the site quickly before actually visiting.

quick look at website

site map preview

You can also click the “Site Map” button to easily get the visual structure of the website. Also, “Links” button gives you the sites linked to it.

favorite box

Favorite Button By clicking the “Favorite” button (or dragging an icon towards the button), it opens and becomes ready to store icons. Here you can stock results you like for later review. Drop an icon there and it is automatically aligned and its simple introduction is shown. When there are multiple icons in it, they are categorized automatically.

favorite box functions

I want to use a search like this, but I’m afraid the hardware won’t come up with the data processing… We have to wait for a while.