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Postby Scott Wilson » September 27th, 2004, 11:53 pm


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Hope you enjoyed this post for the last month. It seemed to be pretty well received and sparked others to start putting projects up even though I expected more. Don't be afraid to post old projects, there is still alot to teach/learn from these as well.

I will try to post another over the holidays. Maybe furniture or lighting next time.

Cheers-
Scott
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Postby dygitalvision » September 28th, 2004, 11:40 am

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I am in Tears THAT WAS FUCKING AMAZING.

I will have to post a reply in a second, have to let it all sink in. I think i have already watched to quicktime movie like 50 times. Thank you, this is a really unforgetable post.

Once I get some projects out of legal liabilities I will try and post also, everyone needs to see designs like this.

Thank you again,

Perfecto Collection

Postby zanic » September 28th, 2004, 12:31 pm


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Scott,

I dont get tired of saying again and again that your work is very impressive, inspirational and extremely well executed.

It is cool to see the thinking behind the project.
Thanks for posting this!

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Postby bearcat » September 28th, 2004, 5:08 pm

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This is truly awesome stuff, and really hope that we can continue to see stuff like this from the rest of the community!! Keep it comin'!

Postby fueledbycoffee » September 28th, 2004, 8:10 pm

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Thanks for posting-- very enjoyable and inspirational.

I like the Studio Mod furniture concepts discreetly used in the final scene of the video. :-)

Postby skinny » September 28th, 2004, 10:27 pm


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I noticed those too, from the design-engine contest. I want to see a person in that bike thingy, see how you interact with it.

Postby ykh » September 29th, 2004, 5:24 pm


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i don't understand. almost 1000 views and so little said. or asked. whats wrong with the design community?

since no one is asking (and i've waited), i'll unload some questions.

- one week from start to video complete?
- internal Nike project or studiomod? or other?
- CAD reminds me of Pro/Designer. correct?
- details of runner video? stock footage?
- compositing app(s) used?
- solar hex based on? (note: new light antennas look like sea creatures)
- why not recharge using MS's body network patent/concept combined with MEMs/solar clothing? or did i miss that?
- why LEDs and not OLEDs or something entirely organic? except for flash maybe.
- how to get accurate GPS and overcome government-created error (military imposed)?
- didn't understand Navigation notes. gyroscopic/voice/touch? seem incongruent. explain?
- idea reminds me of Gibson's writing (esp couple short stories). influenced?
- why isn't the eye the camera (ala Gibson)? or a contact lens which has an organic zoom function?

Postby functionlab » September 29th, 2004, 5:31 pm

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Wow. That is some fantastic work. It's very impressive for sure.

I, too, am interested in hearing the answers to ykh's questions. I've got a couple of my own, if you don't mind. One week seems real quick for so much work to be done.

- How many people on the team?

- What were their responsibilities?


//edit: added props to the designer :)
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yeah, um...damn.

Postby ubri » September 29th, 2004, 11:39 pm


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So, that was friggin nice. I would like to know what was used to produce the film.

Postby Scott Wilson » September 30th, 2004, 11:26 am


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Sorry for not replying. I promise to take a few minutes this weekend and answer the questions if I can.

Surprised there are not more questions. I like the questions from ykh. Everyone should feel free to discuss, debate, question these project posts. Not that I can or have the time to discuss all the time but among each other as well. Not sure why people are afraid to ask the "hard" questions. These are the questions that make a difference during a real project and too many people on project teams don't ask them. In the end the hard questions or challenging POVs, which some designers take offense to, ultimately make your product better.

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Thanks for the quick reply Scott. I look forward to hearing your answers to the simple questions we've asked. Perhaps I'll have more difficult questions about the interpersonal relationships among team members after you tell us a little more about the team size and responsibilities.

In general, I'm curious to know which concepts, features, and/or issues were most controversial.

Postby ed » September 30th, 2004, 9:45 pm


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A few questions:

Earpiece
- So, it is my understanding that the earpiece is a disposible sticker, but how costly are these to produce? And how much doe will the consumers have to dish out for replacements?

Heart Rate Monitor Q's:
-Also, is the HRM as accurate or more accurate than the Chest strap that is currently on the market? (I am sure athletes and especially runners/bikers would very much like a HRM that transmits a high frequency of their heart rate.) For example, Going from a jog to a sprint causes the current HRM (chest strap) to jump from a low heart rate to a very high heart rate without transmitting the numbers in between. It causes some confusion for the runner. (Leads them to question accuracy of the product)

-Will the HRM be able to temporarily record the Heart rate statistics so that the more intense athlete can perhaps view a graph of his Heart performancea after his/her workout?

Communication
-How about intergrating cell phone technology.. ( I am sure there are plenty of athletes that would love to talk during their workout) Also, what if the athlete could comminicate with his Coach while he/she is working out.?

Thanks a lot for the post.

Postby Scott Wilson » October 3rd, 2004, 12:48 am


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Good questions. I will try to answer when I have time.
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Postby Scott Wilson » October 3rd, 2004, 1:02 am


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functionlab wrote:Wow. That is some fantastic work. It's very impressive for sure.

I, too, am interested in hearing the answers to ykh's questions. I've got a couple of my own, if you don't mind. One week seems real quick for so much work to be done.

- How many people on the team?

- What were their responsibilities?


//edit: added props to the designer :)


- We essentially had 3 main people on the team
-- Myself, Stefan Andren (nike), and Joe Kosinski (KDLAB)... and Dean DeSimone threw in some graphics for the UI

- Me- Project lead, scenarios, spec, device design, accessories, CAD modeling, art direction
- Stefan - tech advise (being recently from Motorola), device design, UI and graphics, spec
- Joe Kosinski - Rendering, photography, video, environment modeling, compositing

We all worked closely together to pull this off. The consistent thing about all of us is that we share the disease (workaholic, perfectionist, design addict).

There is something about the fact that it was done so quick that we didn't have time to second guess ourselves.

And since I didn't touch on the form factor in the first post...initially we thought about foldable flexible displays, etc. But we decided an ID sized display with a LiquidMetal semi flexible frame was a nice evolution of a wallet. The edge to edge display was good for most personal needs but could be coupled via Giga-bit WiFi easily with bigger, even wall sized displays, for work or presentation...

Postby Scott Wilson » October 3rd, 2004, 1:10 am


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ed wrote:A few questions:

Earpiece
- So, it is my understanding that the earpiece is a disposible sticker, but how costly are these to produce? And how much doe will the consumers have to dish out for replacements?

Heart Rate Monitor Q's:
-Also, is the HRM as accurate or more accurate than the Chest strap that is currently on the market? (I am sure athletes and especially runners/bikers would very much like a HRM that transmits a high frequency of their heart rate.) For example, Going from a jog to a sprint causes the current HRM (chest strap) to jump from a low heart rate to a very high heart rate without transmitting the numbers in between. It causes some confusion for the runner. (Leads them to question accuracy of the product)

-Will the HRM be able to temporarily record the Heart rate statistics so that the more intense athlete can perhaps view a graph of his Heart performancea after his/her workout?

Communication
-How about intergrating cell phone technology.. ( I am sure there are plenty of athletes that would love to talk during their workout) Also, what if the athlete could comminicate with his Coach while he/she is working out.?

Thanks a lot for the post.


- earpiece - I can't recall the exact idea here actually, Maybe Stefan can chime in. I seem to recall some technology that was cost efficient and disposable. The PDF spec also mentions that these stickers were only used for in-sport competition and non-disposable wireless buds for casual listening

- Well, I hope the HRMs in 10 years are better than those damn straps today. They are getting better every year. And the software that smoothes out the noise caused by the strap moving is better now. Ultimately, we will be taking heartrate from something other than chest strap.

- many companies already have this information downlaodable to the PC. Our Triax Elite system allows you to create a singular workout or plan on a calendar-based PC app. You then download it to the watch and do your thing. Afterwards you can compare heartrate to speed and distance. It really helps you track progress... and motivates you!

- it is a phone. That was one of WIRED's requistes. and seamless communication with team and coach are important as well as audible Smart coahing from the device.

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