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Sci-Fi Touch-Screen Laptops

The Crowd Notebook Seems Inspired by Star Trek's Control Panels

— May 22, 2011 — Tech
If you ever thought that the control panels featured on Star Trek looked too unrealistic, I am pretty sure you will think again when you look at the Crowd notebook. This concept laptop really does look like it is a prop from the Star Trek set. Of course, the popularity of Apple touchscreens probably already prepared you for a design like this one.

Designed by Philipp Schaake, one half of the German design team Sensid Studio, the Crowd notebook was a runner-up prize winner in Fujitsu's Design Award 2011 competition, and for good reason. Aside from being extremely eye-catching, the Crowd notebook is quite unique as well. Aside from its colorful interface, it essentially separates into two modules, effectively giving you two tablets.
Trend Themes
1. Modular Laptops - The Crowd notebook's ability to separate into two modules opens up opportunities for modular laptop designs, allowing users to customize and upgrade their devices.
2. Sci-fi Inspired Design - The popularity of science fiction and futuristic aesthetics, as seen in the Crowd notebook's Star Trek-like appearance, presents opportunities for designing consumer electronics that tap into this nostalgic and aspirational appeal.
3. Touchscreen Innovation - The integration of touchscreens in laptops, exemplified by the Crowd notebook's touch-based interface, highlights the potential for further advancements in touchscreen technology, creating new possibilities for user interaction and productivity.
Industry Implications
1. Electronics Manufacturing - The concept of modular laptops, like the Crowd notebook, introduces disruptive innovation opportunities for electronics manufacturers to develop customizable and upgradable devices that cater to different consumer needs.
2. Tech Design and Aesthetics - The demand for sci-fi inspired designs, as showcased by the Crowd notebook's Star Trek-like appearance, presents opportunities for tech designers to create visually captivating and nostalgic products that resonate with consumers.
3. Touchscreen Technology - The advancement of touchscreen technology, exemplified by the touch-based interface of the Crowd notebook, creates opportunities for companies in the touchscreen industry to develop innovative components and solutions that enhance user experiences across various devices.
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