A tower bus
We could save a lot of time and elevator energy if buses had more floors
Mouth openness as a play button
A heavy-duty photocopier that also cleans the floors
When making copies mobs the floors
A direct-to-machine Nespresso delivery system
Coffee capsules could flow like a public utility, and we don't have to deploy pipes under the streets.
A watch with built-in earplugs
The end of losing or forgetting your ear plugs.
A phone with built-in earplugs
Don't have a watch with built-in earplugs? Don't worry. Here's the phone with built-in earplugs.
A retro Macbook
What would a Macbook look like in 1983?
4 times faster at the same fuel cost
Arrive exponentially faster by driving on the roofs on other cars on long stretches of a highway
A slipper that picks up Lego bricks
Avoid the pain and tidy up at the same time
A whiteboard robot
Capturing, sharing and erasing a whiteboard should be a single, robotic action
A self-driving mailbox
To mail something, you come to the mailbox. What if it came to you?
Augmenting the user’s skills, not just their reality
Breaking the rules of AR in five demos, accidentally scaring people on the internet — code included
When we see the world through glasses, all we need is tracking patterns. Everywhere.
A painting of a wing-less airplane in Copenhagen
Made in Procreate on iPad.
A voice speaker for train stations
You hear a lot of train station announcements that are not relevant for you. With voice speakers for train stations, all announcements are relevant for you
Alexa for the introverted
Voice speakers are great, but voice isn’t always great
A bike path that cuts through a mall
Once you see this bike patb from above you'll notice what's wrong with it. It’s a beautiful bike path, elevated, crooked, brightly colored. But it’s not the direct path, it’s not the desire path. This, on the other hand, is a desire path. Here’s more [https://99percentinvisible.org/article/least-resistance-desire-paths-can-lead-better-design/] . Back to the bike path. For the beautiful path in Copenhagen, not being directly on the desire path doesn’t matter in the sunny pictures, racking in a
An elevator you can bribe
A paid alternative to the call button
A GPS bag pack that steers its human
Ideally, you’d know when to turn, even when you don’t. When you do, you shift your balance slightly, which in turn makes your left foot take a shorter step than the right one, successfully changing the general direction. If navigating a grid of streets can be reduced to a mere balancing act, does it matter if that shift of balance comes from your brain — or from your bagpack? After a just a few weeks of use, the thinking and knowing and anticipating of the balance bag and its novelty and excit
An airport that loads passengers like human cargo
How to speed up airplane boarding by at least 10 times.
A self-driving office chair
Unlike their reputation, the office worker gets up and moves around a lot. The office worker waits as the coffee machine is brewing, they meet someone and talk for a while, they go to meetings, they hunt down conference rooms in previously unexplored territories. They get lost, and they get tired, and they get bored, and they often forget their laptops on various surfaces where they had to leave it in order to free up both hands.
A brainstorming facility with lots of dirty dishes
The worst place for ideas is a conference room. The best place is a conference room with dirty dishes.
An immersive VR game that navigates you to a real place
Navigation doesn't have to be difficult and boring.
A projector drone that follows its user
You can't have a tv on all your walls. Or can you?
Your UI is your product’s humble compensation for not being telepathic
Take a few products and keep asking “what is this compensating for?” and you’ll eventually end up with the same answer. And that answer may be why conversational interfaces could get in trouble
A fast-food restaurant with exit treadmills
Here's how to eat what you want and gain what you want
A drive-behind movie theater
When our cars drive themselves we'll be bored behind the missing wheel
A self-driving hot dog stand
With no hands needed on the self-driving wheel, we can now do what we do best: eat
A self-driving recreational vehicle
A car that becomes a natural extension of your house - when you're home
An app that makes your phone worse as you gain weight
Losing weight is hard for most of us, but so is losing our phone.
A wall clock with an extra set of hands
A mechanical clock that shows the real time next to the current
A pet video phone
TV for pets
How to teleport a printer across the Atlantic
This fictional company would allow you to send anything, of any size, to any big city — for free, and at 50 times less the pollution
How a remote control with just one button could make your TV great again
Yes, just one, big, nice button. The manual would say one thing: “Press the button”. Here’s how it could work.
Searching the real world in real time
Cmd+F for atoms
Using the phone as a highlighter pen
Moving text from the real world into the digital world
A headlight projector
Like AR for cars, but real
A parked car projector
Everything about parked cars is boring: finding a spot. Paying for it. Walking past parked cars. If you install a free parked car projector, it will display street art by local artists, sometimes even live, as they create it. And the occasional location-aware ad, like this one. You also park for free, in a designated projector parking spot.
An app that lets you share photos of songs
Instagram, but for music
A camera that lets you do stuff without lifting your finger
Smartphone cameras are fast. Until you want to do something with the photos.
Nutrition Facts for printers
It's too easy to buy something that is hard to use. The food industry has a solution.
An app that measures how boring a movie is
A boredom detector for movie-watching
An app that talks to robots on the phone
Companies install robots to talk to customers. What if customers installed robots to talk to companies?
Using the elevator will make you miss your meeting
Embedding workouts into a building
Running together, in separate countries
Run with friends online
Pack once, travel many
Never pack a suitcase again.
Navigation by following
The smoothest GPS is the car in front of you
Talk radio with music
How podcasts could play music and not pay for it, legally.
Broadcasting any track for free
Let listeners pay royalty
Ringing voices, not tones
A way to screen calls on mobile
Remote help on non-desktop devices
Pointing in real life, over the phone
The worn interface
In the real world, we can se traces of how other people use things around us. Here's why we should be able to do that in software, too.