The Surface, a coffee table-mounted touchscreen PC for retail and leisure customers, has been launched today by Microsoft. The wireless-enabled computer, which runs Microsoft Vista and has a 30-inch display screen that can respond to multiple touches simultaneously, was conceived by Stevie Bathiche of Microsoft Hardware and Andy Wilson of Microsoft Research. It goes on sale in the US at the end of the year and is designed to ‘transform the way people shop, dine, entertain and live’.
The visual system created by SomeOne is based on movement patterns of birds gliding on thermal columns, which allow them to travel long distances with ease.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Rosy Greenlees OBE, executive director of the Crafts Council, looks at what will happen in furniture design over the next 12
Etienne Bardelli has created the graphics for a Chevrolet Impala and Volkswagen camper van, which move around the vast country collecting local people’s experiences to be shared online.
As part of our series on design in 2019, Katie Cadwallader, senior designer at Supple Studio, looks at what will happen in packaging design over the next 12 months.