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The Prototype Archive 9 Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo  Display of Sunlight through the Leaves (2006 -)

[caption id="attachment_1554" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Photos by Makoto Fujii"][/caption] Light and shadow displays that use natural sunlight as a light source. (more...)

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The Prototype Archive 8 UNL (Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory) New TRON Keyboard (2006)

[caption id="attachment_1463" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Photo by Makoto Fujii"][/caption] Today’s keyboard layout is essentially the same as the first typewriter invented 130 years ago. (more...)

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The Prototype Archive 7 Nissan IR Commander (2005)

[caption id="attachment_1301" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Photos by Go Tomizawa"][/caption] An interface study that makes masterful use of leading-edge sensor technology in order to realize a switchless interior design. (more...)

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The Prototype Archive 6 Yamaha EZ-JAZZ Piano (2006)

[caption id="attachment_1167" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Photos by Makoto Fujii"][/caption] “If only I could play the piano....” If you’ve ever listened to jazz you’ve probably had this desire. Yamaha developed the EZ-JAZZ Piano as an “electronic piano for adults” to make that dream come true. (more...)

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The Prototype Archive 4 Antenna Design New York Nosy Parker (2005)

Premised on use in public spaces, Nosy Parker is a stool that evokes interaction between strangers. Images appear the instant you sit on the stool. After a while however, you notice that the images are of you. They are taken by a video camera installed in the stool. (more...)

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The Prototype Archive 3  NEC AXES (2006)

Proposal for an interface that allows users to manipulate various search conditions as if operating a radio tuner in order to find desired information among vast amounts of data. (more...)

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The Prototype Archive 2  Hitachi IKESU (2005)

[caption id="attachment_516" align="aligncenter" width="587" caption="Photo by Makoto Fujii"][/caption] Prototypes for a content viewing system “fish tank.” The photo shows a demonstration of a music player. (more...)

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The Prototype Archive 1  Sony Scale (2006)

[caption id="attachment_399" align="aligncenter" width="620" caption="Photos by Makoto Fujii"] [/caption] One of the AXIS magazine’s most popular feature is “The Prototype.” We have introduced many kinds of prototypes and concept models by companies and designers. We think that we can find designers’ concept and viewpoints for the future. (more...)

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