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Panasonic Blinkers for People!

Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga collaborated with Panasonic’s design studio Future Life factory, to design a blinker. The blinker function is to help people to concentrate on their works. The device called Wear Space and has three levels of controlling sounds depend on the noisiness of the place. The device also has headphones and can be connected to a smartphone to listen to your choice of music. Wear Space device works ideally in open offices and working places, and it would isolate workers’ surrounding vision by sixty percent. The company by creating this device wants to create a working space for works to concentrate on their works.

As a designer, what I see and experience are what inspires me, and what I see aren’t always intentional. Coincidentally I would see a bad design, and that would inspire me to redesign it to a good design. Would Wear Space limit our imaginations and experiences? Would this device be unwelcome by designers who use their senses to inspire them?

3 Comments

  1. ycao21 wrote:

    This is defiantly the furniture, some people just don’t understand that they can talk too loud in the public. you would think that people will know not to speak loudly in the library or coffees shop because other people around are trying to study and work. I usually just put on my headphones and pretending that I am not ignored by their loud noises. But I can only wear my headphone for so long before I get a really bad headache. This item is a must have, not only it can make sounds to block the noises also it have the two ear looking things at the sides to help you focus what’s in front of you.

    Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:08 pm | Permalink
  2. jcarlos wrote:

    As obnoxious as some people might think these would be in a public setting, I wouldn’t be opposed to trying it out. I have a really difficult time concentrating most of the time and I’d rather wear this than isolate myself in a singular cubby in the library. I’d have to get over the feeling of looking like a racehorse, first.

    Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:18 am | Permalink
  3. aelayan4 wrote:

    Before reading this post, I was not sure what this strange looking headwear was for. The concept is actually creative to help people to concentrate better, but it is unnecessary. I think I’d rather to wear hoodie than this.

    Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:33 am | Permalink

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