Running the bath, boiling an egg and a host of other domestic tasks are aided in Japan by the use of timers. Japanese housewares manufacturer LEC has introduced a new range into this crowded market, designed by TKO. The consultancy was briefed to improve the image and quality of the product and appeal to a younger audience. The new coloured range is intended to be easier to grip and has rubber buttons.
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.