Smallfry has redesigned Northern Telecom’s Meridian business telephones for the European market. Originally designed for the US and Canada, the Meridian range now has three new models for Europe. Smallfry managing director Steven May-Russell says: ‘Europeans have come to appreciate products with sophisticated and carefully proportioned forms. Hardware design intended for the North American market tends to be too linear and box-like for European tastes.’
The AI research team now forms part of Google’s Beijing office, and will be working with the tech company’s engineering teams.
A new report by financial consultancy Brand Finance looks at the potential financial impact of forcing big companies such as Pepsi Co and Coca-Cola to have non-branded packaging.
Games and augmented reality features for children sit alongside artificial intelligence features for parents, who can ask questions to find out about their child’s progress.
The winning entry of the product design competition will be awarded £3,000, while a further £2,000 will go to the university they study at.