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Thermo-Tech

Heat-controlled devices allow for convenience and novelty

Implications - Product with dynamic temperature properties hold an inherent allure for many consumers. The ability to change surfaces, watches, doorknobs and more through heat or cold is a novel idea that is quickly turning into a functional one. As consumers begin taking notice of this thermo-tech direction, more designers are presenting unprecedented temperature-controlled innovations to appeal to those who enjoy novelty as well as practicality.
Workshop Question — How could playing with temperature impact the way consumer interact with your product?
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7 Featured, 64 Examples:
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Date Range:
Jul 11 — Dec 11
Trending:
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Featured Examples

Thermo-Chromatic Tables
Thermo-Chromatic Tables
The Jay Watson 'Linger a Little Longer' Set Remembers Your Presence
The Jay Watson 'Linger a Little Longer' set consists of a table and a bench that uses heat to make home decor fun and entertaining. This incredible furniture uses a thermo-chromatic finish that changes… MORE
Heat-Sensitive Statues
Heat-Sensitive Statues
The Going Gone Gorilla Installation Changes Colors to Educate
To raise awareness of climate change and the risk it imposes on wild species, designers Tom Lane and Ged Palmer created the Going Gone Gorilla installation. This ape is covered from head to toe with messages… MORE
Heat-Activated Writing Utensils
Heat-Activated Writing Utensils
These Thermo-Sensitive Pilot FriXion Pens Work Like Magic
Since many people now use computers and smartphones as their primary method of writing anything down, these Pilot FriXion Pens are perfect for those rare times you are forced to use a pen to take note… MORE
Heat-Sensitive Surfaces
Heat-Sensitive Surfaces
Huo Yijin's Teahouse Table Changes Color When Hot Water is Spilt
Huo Yijin's teahouse table was definitely made with clumsy individuals in mind. This interesting piece of furniture boasts a heat-sensitive surface that changes color every time hot water makes contact… MORE
Technicolor Handgrips
Technicolor Handgrips
This Thermosensitive Handle Changes Hue on Contact with the User's Skin
Doorknobs are usually quite dull or alternatively elaborately overdone. This Thermosensitive Handle designed by Cristiana Bernardino puts forth a way to make household hardware a little more interesting… MORE
play_circle_filled Temperature-Controlled Timepieces
Temperature-Controlled Timepieces
The Thermochromic Clock Tells Time Using Heat
Forget clocks that tell you what time it is using LCDs, LEDs or mechanical hands; the Thermochromic Clock uses changes in temperature to tell time. The clock was created by Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy,… MORE
Heat-Sensitive Agendas
Heat-Sensitive Agendas
Learn a New Fact Every Day with the On This Day Calendar
Learn a new thing every day of the year with the On This Day Calendar. At first the calendar simply looks like a neat rainbow of colors, but each of these shades is actually heat sensitive and will reveal… MORE

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