We see good examples of product design all the time in our day to day lives, but there are some products which really jump out and make you stop in your tracks.
We spoke to Cambridge Design Technology who said: “As our needs and wants change in the modern age, so too do the products that provide solutions to these needs and wants, and 2015 was a truly great year for product design.
From drones to jewellery here are five of our favorite product designs of 2015 (although there were plenty more to choose from!).
Whether it’s a sat nav or just using a maps application on your dashboard-mounted smartphone, navigation systems have just become part of everyday life for drivers.
But one of the inherent problems with these solutions has always been that they take your eyes away from the road.
However, Navdy has provided a solution, offering a full heads-up display (HUD) which projects a range of information right in front of the driver.
The device sits on the dashboard and projects onto a transparent screen, showing information just a couple of inches above the dash, so that you don’t have to take your eyes off the road.
Cinder Sensing Cooker
One for the foodies out there, the Cinder claims to allow home chefs to cook food at extremely precise temperatures, allowing for complete control over how done your food is.
Until now, the only way to ensure your food was precisely cooked was to use a sous-vide machine, the Cinder Sensing Cooker could make things a whole lot simpler.
It may look like your standard George Foreman grill, but this is a much smarter breed of grill.
The Cinder is fitted with a range of sensors which judge the temperature of the chamber and the thickness of the food to predict the internal temperature of the food and send you a handy notification when your meal is ready!
While this bracelet may just look like a standard piece of jewellery, it’s anything but. The Tread is actually the Swiss Army knife of the bracelet world, somehow managing to hide 29 different tools within its links, including a screwdriver and bottle opener!
The tools themselves are very durable, made from 17-4 hardened steel and the bracelet is held together with hardy screws with very little flex which means it’s strong enough for you to get an actual grip on the tools when using them.
Perhaps more of a luxury than a necessity, it’s still fair to say that the Tread is an impressive feat of design.
Jibo Social Robot
Robots that can help us around the house with daily chore have long been the stuff of science fiction, but could Jibo be one step closer to bringing it to reality?
Their household assistant is equipped with cameras and microphones and is designed to help busy family members communicate.
For example, Jibo can keep you posted on your to-do list, remind you of the kids birthday party or even be on hand as the photographer!
Some might find the idea of increasingly life-like machines a little bit creepy, but when you consider the big part technology already plays in our lives, is this the next logical step in making our lives that little bit easier?
2015 was the year that drones really began to take off (no pun intended!). Drones are now more widely owned than ever, being used by hobbyists, photographers and even those who race them competitively!
But in particular, it’s in photography and filming where drone technology has had the biggest impact, allowing new perspectives.
2015 saw the release of some extremely well-designed drones such as the Solo smart drone which allows the user to simultaneously control both the drone and their camera position while in flight.
There were plenty more fantastic product designs in 2015 that we haven’t even touched upon here, so here’s hoping that we see more of the same in 2016.