News Article — 04/20/2006
ID-ONE Finalist in Microsoft/IDSA Conceptual Design Competition
ID-ONE is happy to announce being selected as a finalist in the 2006 Microsoft/IDSA Design Competition. This highly competitive, conceptual contest received thousands of entries from all over the world in one of four categories: Living/Lifestyle, Entertainment, Personal Productivity and Communications/Mobility. Our 'Con-Fab Family Digital Dinner Table' received the honor of being a finalist in the Living/Lifestyle category based on its innovative use of technology in the home to greater enhance modern family life by bringing the family together around the dinner table again. The Confab Digital Dining Table concept is designed to serve as a central information portal in the home through which each family member can gather around and simultaneously participate in using and sharing, thereby increasing family togetherness and building a stronger family unit. Using innovative O-Led display technology below the hard top surface, the table allows users to share photographs, music, calendars, contacts and other information with one another at the touch of a finger. For fun and entertainment the table can be used for instant board games or can turn into a virtual air hockey or pong table? Additionally, the table can be tilted 90 degrees and used as a big screen display to display family movies and slide shows. ID-ONE is a cutting edge product design consulting firm based in Austin, Texas specializing in taking innovative products from idea to production in record time.