[Ah' tee' loose] is Attila Bendeguz

Create the first wall mount / table top PC with a self-contained keyboard, able to function in multiple business sectors with a clean/ intuitive look.

The challenge.

 

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The target.

 

The goal was to create a wall mount PC that could be configured to the demands of many business models. Creating a platform that could be flexible and adaptable.

The goal was to create a self-contained keyboard that could withstand the wear and tear, spill safe, comfortable and seamless.

The keyboard.

 

Minimal and seamless were the key words when creating the design language for the Smart Leaf.

 Aluminum frame, gorilla glass screen, anti-scratch face plates, spill and impact resistant keyboard, where the many features included in the construction of the Smart Leaf.

Indestructible beauty.

 

The main idea behind the Smart Leaf was to create a type of "Monolith" of information that could be easily access in different business sectors, where the user interacts with the device as an informational hub mounted on the wall.

The user.

 

The implementation of a heavy duty keyboard was developed and introduced as an alternative keyboard for public places and highly trafficked areas such as train stations, airports and other public places.

Heavy duty.

 

The fundamental idea of the Smart Leaf consisted in core elements such as a compact monitor/pc, keyboard and webcam that could be incorporated into many different platforms depending on the business sector needed.

 

Core elements.

Infinite platforms.

 

Minimal and seamless where the key words when sketching and creating the aesthetics of the Smart Leaf.

 

Design language.

Form factor.

 

The design language that the client wanted to explore was a visually clean and simplistic approach from what is out there. Staying away from the highteky look and making it more like a device that you could fit in your Zen garden.

 

Filtering ideas.

Form development.

 

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I took the concept from a 2D format and started to create 3D surfaces to build each part that conformed the Smart Leaf .

 

Contruction of an idea.

3D modeling.

 

I created different colors for the face plates for the Smart Leaf and implemented the color approach to the wall brackets to create a visual reference between the device and where it docks.

 

Vilualization of an idea.

3D renderings.

 

A full scale study model was created to interact with it in a real environment. This model helped finding ergonomic adjustments and main interaction with the unit in a wall mount and table top set up.

 

Study models.

Creating reality.

 

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The Smart Leaf was designed so that the user can easily interact with the device. Setting up, charging, operating and manipulating the unit could be a no brainer by simply looking at a quick start diagram.

 

Simple interaction.

Strong user focus.

 

Offering the possibilities of custom face plate design with in-mold decorations was a possibility for brand expansion into the different business sectors.

 

Business exploration.

Custom faceplates.

 

Brand Recognition.

Finding your dream client.

 

Product brand acquisition exercise.

 

...I think this is the end of this case study, I hope you liked it!

 

...FIN!

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