A new computer display that decreases glare and increases visibility
By Ben Knight
Following up on last month’s blog post about technology and strategic design, computers have become synonymous with final concepts of any design work in our world. I am here to give you a strategic design technology tip coming up early next year. PixelQi, an offshoot of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, started with a “belief in the future of the computing – it’s not about the CPU or the OS: It is about the screen.” Their mission goes on to say, “the display is the most expensive component in a modern laptop, and the most power hungry, and it’s uncomfortable to read when compared with paper.” Designers who use paper as a medium are constantly reminded that screen displays do not have the same quality and resolution. As Design Strategists, we seek to uphold the highest standard in all facets of the word quality, whether it is saving energy or the look and feel of our design work. We have a responsibility for maintaining quality of all kinds and in order to do so, our process work displayed on our monitors need to represent our final product as closely as possible.
In the first quarter of 2010, PixelQi plans to launch their extremely cheap, highly legible e-paper solution. This will be raising the bar on how screens are made and what other manufacturers use. To be informed of how to get a “DIY” version of this technology, click here. I’ll be sure to get one and follow up on the blog with a full review sometime in the future about this game-changing technology.