We worked on many different verticals, with large strategic endeavors that included blue sky to production projects that visualized opportunities within the electronics category.
The Digital Stage is a modular media system satisfying audiophiles' desires and their digital libraries. An adaptive interface moved with each component to bring pertinent information to the user dependent on the module.
Using a wireless charging system, components could be re-arranged based on their relevance, audio preferences, or room aesthetics. Capacitive and mechanical inputs help round out the interaction elegance.
One of our largest achievements was the Sony PCS-TL50 Video Conference Monitor. This work launched the IPELA brand in America.
Our research uncovered the need for work and data collaboration in small and medium sized businesses and highlighted the unique nature of American vs Japanese work styles. One of the main UX challenges was the integration of data.
Reducing the visual noise of speaker and mic holes on the front surface led to the use of "reflected" sound, something implemented later by an entire line of Sony televisions and later copied by multiple TV manufacturers.
To address these facetime ft. data scenarios, a remote commander interface with six preset hot spots could easily jump to pre-entered areas for data or presenter transitions.
We performed extensive quantitative and qualitative research into hand held devices and content. Upon uncovering Gen Y's technology aspirations, inspiration sketches led to the MYLO Com1, a device centered around the intersection of digital music, communications, and messaging.