We are delighted to announce that one of our clients, Football Flick, have secured national retail deals for their innovative URBAN skills training product.
It’s been a fantastic project, from initial idea generation through to sourcing manufacturing suppliers in India.
Brand ambassador John Farnworth has stared in various tutorial and showcase videos, which can be viewed at footballflick.com
Football Flicks from Small Press Music on Vimeo.
4D visited this years Gadget Show Live exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC.
So whats hot in the world of consumer product design? If the quantity of exhibitors is anything to go by, the public wants;
- Smart phone & tablet cases / accessory’s
- Speakers systems
- Low cost tablets
- Gaming PCs
- Robots & Flying machines
Expanding a smart phones camera functionality is also popular, not surprising given the rapid increase in quality available from the better phones.
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We are very excited to see the Football Flick URBAN product used brilliantly by World champion freestyle footballer, John Farnworth. Exciting times for our client, iControl Sports Distribution.
Football Flick Urban with World Champion John Farnworth from footballflick on Vimeo.
We have just seen the first product samples of the Scaredoo hair brush hot off the press from China. Really impressed with the parts as first off samples.
Scaredoo are getting a massive response from their social media campaign, it looks like they will be flying off the shelf!
Visit https://www.facebook.com/ScaredooUK for latest news
4D were delighted to attend the official office launch of Secure Electrans offices in Ellesmere Port.
It was great to see the HomePay product demos, here’s what it does…
“Secure Electrans’ HomePay is a concept which is revolutionary in its simplicity – a device that allows safe, secure EMV Chip & PIN transactions at home”
Every now and then you see something you really want. That happened to me the other day when I happened across the range of electric mountain bikes made by German bike manufacturer Haibike.
Whilst most e-bikes look like a ‘normal’ bike with a motor and battery strapped on as an after thought, (Audi concept bike is an exception, but will it ever be available to the public?!) the Haibikes look amazing, and the motor is placed on the bottom bracket, not the wheel hubs, thus keeping the additional weight low down and central to the riders centre of balance.
I don’t think I can afford the price tag right now, but this was a great example of how good design can really excite your potential customers and grab their attention when they were least expecting it. The company is very proud of its various innovations, and also has an IF Product Design award to recognise all their hard work.
The 4D designed Timecode Buddy system was recently spotted on the set of Made in Chelsea…
Why not visit http://awards.designweek.co.uk/dw/2012/entry-showcase-13.html to see one of our recent project in the Design Week product design awards show case. Fingers crossed for a good results!
An intriguing concept intended to increase interest in computer programming from an early age.
Designed in the UK, The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer board that plugs into a TV and a keyboard. It’s a miniature ARM-based PC which can be used for many of the things that a desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays High-Definition video and costs only £21.60!
The theory goes that programming knowledge has declined since the good old days of BBCs, Sinclair Spectrums, and Commodore 64s, when kids could experiment by writing programs for their home computers. Students entering computer based university courses now have more experience using spreadsheets and writing web pages due to school curriculum’s. Not much use when you want to create something new from scratch.
I got out on my Marin mountain bike for the first time this year recently. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, which had brought plenty of other cyclists out.
As a product designer, I like keep an eye on what gadgets and accessories cyclists have with them.
One thing that is becoming more common are helmet mounted video cameras. This isn’t surprising considering peoples interest in posting a record of any and all their activities on Youtube or Facebook. Considering most people now carry smart phones too, I am surprised I cant find any products which connect a camera to the smart phone and make use of its screen for playback, its internal memory for storage, and its internet connectivity for uploading content to social media sites before the ride is even finished.
Anyone out there know of such a device / system?
Of course with our design expertise, we may just build something ourselves to do the job…Watch this space.