Sony has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first organic light-emitting-diode television, the XEL-1. The OLED television is based on electroluminescent organic materials, with a structure that enables ‘unprecedented’ levels of thinness and lightweight design. The technology has been more than ten years in development. Sony claims the product has ‘limited environmental impact’ and is planning to expand the OLED market over the coming years. Launching at the beginning of December in Japan, the XEL-1 will be positioned alongside Sony’s Bravia range.
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.
We look at some of the most exciting product design stories from this year, including a reincarnated version of the Nokia 3310 handset, a touchscreen projector from Sony and a smart
The West Midlands city has been awarded £3 million, and will host a year-long series of events that will encompass art, design, theatre and more.