Mobile computing has had a significant impact on how information is consumed. It has also become a major part of enterprise IT infrastructure and how devices are managed in the organization. Among the devices that are now recognized as revolutionary is the tablet. Apple’s iPad had a large impact on the consumer market bringing a lot of design firsts by making the tablet both functional and a fashion statement. Samsung’s Galaxy line of tablets emerged as a strong competitor to the iPad with Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook now allowing book lovers to enjoy their favorite texts via electronic gadgets.
Tablets continue to bring well crafted design principles to the market. Here are some of the most futuristic tablet:
File-top: Designed by Fan Zhang. A more portable and lighter computer. Inspired by traditional Chinese liber. Foldable. Comprises several translucent touchscreens. Can be used as a touchpad or widescreen PC.
Ecopad: Design Team: Yonggu Do, Jun-se Kim, Eun-ha Seo. EcoPad does not require special charging from an adaptor. Electricity is generaed through a nano piezoelectricity film located below the display.
Doodle Book: Design team – Pyeong Yeol Yoo, Hun Park. For creative work, memos. Included the concept of layer in its input system, it can attach or overlap an existing document, image, sketch or video comment with pen.
Hermes: Design Team – Yeongwom Jeon, Sangmin Park, Seokho Yu.
MPad: Designed by Volker Hübner. For professional designers. Combines the intuitive multi-touch operation with a pressure-sensitive pen for detail. 15.6-inch OLED display with specific keyboard commands