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2005

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

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Award-winning item
tangible earth
Domain/Category
Communication Design - Communication Design
Company
Shinichi Takemura (Japan)
Ryuichi Iwamasa GK Tech Incorporated (Japan)
Award Number
05C01037
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2005

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Outline

"The Tangible Earth" is a next-generation globe that is designed to help nurture awareness of the earth in the space age. This globe enables users to appreciate the dynamism of the earth by showing visually how phenomena such as global warming, typhoons and tsunami develop, and by revealing the routes taken by migratory birds. One can also rotate the globe and zoom in on different places with a 'magnifying glass' function, or one can search the earth from the eye of a satellite. Although the scale is only10,000,000:1, so that an air layer 10 km thick shrinks to only 1 mm, this design allows you to access hidden information by transforming large-scale effects to life-sized dimensions. New contents can be added to suit different user needs, making it a type of media that, like a musical instrument, is capable of weaving together many layers of information at the same time.

Producer

Shinichi Takemura

Director

Ryuichi Iwamasa, GK Tech Incorporated

More information

http://www.tangible-earth.com/

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