Design Stories

Design Stories featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Fishermen

Since September in 2017, ‘The Fishermen And The Sea’ now takes first place in viewer ratings among other programs that go on the air at the same time. In order to effectively visualize 'friendly and enjoyable' fishing activities, the designers in Channel A B&C use angled shapes, witty characters, vivid colors as the program's key design elements. Irregular and angled visual motif made its highly characterized design principle. This consistency in program design made this program unique from many other tv shows.

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Mogcook

Mogcook is a cut-and-deboned fish delivery service for parents rearing baby in weaning period. Mogcook service is defined by following characteristics: 1) Fish is all deboned, 2) each potion is about 10g, which is said to be a suitable amount for baby, 3) fish is caught in its season, 4) fish is caught in the sea by Mie Prefecture, 5) fish is delivered frozen after steamed so that users can heat and cook easily. Mogcook delivers baby food recipe cards supervised by a registered dietitian and fish information cards as well as fish.

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Cereal Code

Cereal Code is a complete meal for those in a hurry. It helps its customers benefit from enjoying a nutritious meal any time of the day. As seen in its name, it is a combination of "cereal" and "code". "Code" refers to the vending machine code that customers select. The customer builds a snack of cereals, toppings, and either milk or yogurt. The customized meal will then have its own personalized code derived from the selections a customer makes. The possibilities are as endless as the vending machine options!

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Almada

This musical instrument validates the role of design as a mediator of a productive network, highlighting the partners operate in this field for the first time. The trumpet benefits from aesthetic solutions and innovative techniques. The design solutions are focus on the application of handmade filigree rings and new finger buttons. The surface treatment is done with different layers to adjust the sound and make it warmer. The trumpet has been produced with different processes, from craft field to the industrial one and it presents a clean and an efficient design for any musician.

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ParkUp

With issues on city development nowadays, ParkUp series projects has decided to focus on renovating vacant lots throughout cities by conducting customized spatial experiments and turns them into creative open spaces. ParkUp follows 3 design principles (under 165 sqm, inclusive design, localization) and is supported by a set of modular assembling system (ParkUp Tools). Currently there are 3 pieces of work accomplished, from a fitness-oriented park (ParkUp GT), to a children’s playground (ParkUp DT) and a multifunctional design pavilion (ParkUp SYC).

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Black Hole

The black hole is a multi functional guitar based on hard rock and metal music styles. The body shape gives the guitar players feeling of comfort. It's equipped with a liquid crystal display on the fretboard to generate visual effects and learning programs. Braille signs behind the guitar's neck, can help people who are blind or have low vision to play guitar.

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