Intel is asking young designers to explore out-of-the-box ideas on mobile computing as part of a University Design Expo held in conjunction with the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.
Intel sponsored students from several colleges and universities from around the world to explore creative new ways to bridge technology and design across the areas of user interaction, industrial design, and mobile applications and solutions. The projects have the potential to impact the broad spectrum of mobility ? from next-generation laptops to compact, pocketable handheld devices.
"By working with young designers who have a vision of how technology can complement and enhance people's lives, Intel is gaining additional insight into new ways to bring the benefits of mobile technology to consumers," Intel said. "The concepts featured at the Design Expo have the potential to impact a broad spectrum of mobile computing ? from next generation laptops to pocketable, handheld devices and beyond."
In order to bring to life the displays at this year's Design Expo, Intel collaborated with professors and emerging young designers from undergraduate and graduate schools around the world, and asked them to illustrate their visions for the future of mobile computing. The projects range from cameras capturing a complete 180o panoramic view, to an application that measures and visualizes the emotional health of a specific area to data visualization expressed as art. The creativity combined with cutting edge technology is making for a fascinating, interactive exhibit.
Intel has called on both U.S.-based and International schools to participate in the Design Expo including California College of Art, Delft University of Technology, Georgia Tech, Royal College of Art, UCLA and USC. Project teams from each school were selected by their respective university professors and Intel to present their work.
A summary of various project is available here