The future of TV will only bring us smarter solutions and innovations, as well as a level of convenience never known before. People’s use of TVs and similar displays has changed throughout recent years, thanks to the addition of touchscreen. Display technology has evolved, and with touchscreen technology, our digital lives are forever changed. Aas the world prepares to live in a post-pandemic world, we can expect further changes not only at home but in offices, schools, and businesses all over the globe.
Designers: Ramos Pina de Abreu Tiago Luis, Weisi Zhan, Chingyu Chen, Chunhua Yu, Zhonghao Huang
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Companies have started to adjust to the needs and want of many consumers in the new normal. A group of designers has designed a new multifunctional smart screen called Flip. The TCL Flip is a smart display that offers a better interactive experience between the screen and every user. It can adapt well to the different activities at home or wherever you decide to use the Flip. The display can be used in different ways, depending on the need at the moment—whether as a regular TV, an upright display for your phone, a digital board game, or a large drawing pad.
The Flip display is only a concept for now, but a prototype was made for testing among a group of Millenials and Gen Z users. About 75% of the 80 testers said that the concept is very cool. Some 56.34% said the board game mode is what will make them buy the Flip.
The TCL Flip comes with storage underneath for small items like a remote, charger, or a power adapter. The screen works with a magnetic stylus pen at the rear of the shell for easy use and access. The main display is supported by what seems to be a folded board in a triangle position with wheels. The covered part is the storage, while another layer is the extra support for the display when you want to use it as a board game or drawing board.
We imagine playing air hockey or finger soccer with this TCL Flip. Artists would love to use this to express their creativity as a digital drawing board. This is only a concept, but think TCL can make a lot of money once this project goes into production. The design is ingenious that it received an Honorable Mention Award at the Design Intelligence Awards last year (DIA 2021). We have seen similar products, but this version is more attractive, convenient, and easier to use. If you also have a similar design you want to share with the world, click here to enroll for the 2022 Design Intelligence Awards FOR FREE!