i-onyx - Home Media PC
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This Media Center PC was a top ten entrant in the Intel Core Processor Challenge in 2007. Designed to challenge the new feature released with Int… Read More
This Media Center PC was a top ten entrant in the Intel Core Processor Challenge in 2007. Designed to challenge the new feature released with Intel's new Viiv technology. With increased digitallity and yoday's mega trends of face book, blogger, and other social interaction methods and our digital life styles, combined with ever expanding digital storage capabilities has lead to a need for instant access to our daily rantings with more and more frequency and where ever we want. Moving the PC into the living room is becoming the norm. Keeping these memories intact and on hand is both important and irreplaceable. The ethos “Memories are Precious” was centric to the product concept and we wanted to represent this in the product’s outlook… Read Less
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Intel's Core Processor Challenge top 10 finalist - Designed to become a hub for all home media applications and as the only input needed for your LCD TV - Audio, video, TV recording and of course internet and PC use. A built in 7" touch screen panel allows navigation when the big screen is not needed.
Initial direction setting established that, rather like memories, your media is precious and the design of the media centre should resonate this mindset
Product Mapping and concept selection based on appropriatness to the established mindset
 
Material selection was a crucial element in the final design and its effective communication of the product concept.
  A brand identity was created based on the ‘precious jewel’ theme
 Creation and debugging of a full working prototype took place inside a one month time frame, just in time for review at Intel.
2.4GHz full media function remote control
Wireless controller with touch screen. Media Center controller with programmable functionality. Ability to asign macros for in-game control.
A complete assembly of wireless periphals designed to support all the connectivity options for the i-onyx Home media center