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2014

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン賞

受賞対象名
video conferencing system [Highfive Video Conferencing System]
事業主体名
Highfive
分類
オフィス用品・機器
受賞企業
Whipsaw Inc (United States of America)
受賞番号
14G080646
受賞概要
2014年度グッドデザイン賞受賞概要

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概要

Highfive is an all-in-one video conferencing system designed for business use. It is an aluminum device that includes a camera, a microphone array, and a computer processor. Its flexible mount allows users to mount it on any conference room TV, wall, tabletop or media console. The Highfive app lets people wirelessly control it from any smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Highfive reflects a new paradigm in the way we communicate at work.

プロデューサー

Highfive, Inc.

ディレクター

Dan Harden for Whipsaw, Inc.

デザイナー

Dan Harden + Hiro Teranishi + Kyle Buzzard for Whipsaw, Inc. + Kailash Hiremath for Highfive, Inc.

詳細情報

http://www.highfive.com

発売予定
2014年10月
価格

61,003Yen

販売地域

国外市場向け

受賞対象の詳細

デザインコンセプト

Create the first all-in-one video conferencing device that is effectively priced for companies to deploy in every room, and solves the biggest problem with video conferencing: ease of use.

背景

Video conferencing is a frustrating experience for users. It is too hard to use and it is so expensive that companies cannot afford to put it in rooms beyond the boardroom. Teams spend the first ten minutes of every meeting troubleshooting the technology. The hardware is flawed too, as the cameras are often lousy and difficult to mount on a TV and the audio sounds weak.

デザイナーの想い

Create a complete hardware and software solution for video conferencing that would be extremely easy and fast to use; attractive, and reasonably priced so that it could exist on every TV in an office.

企画・開発の意義

Highfive is a cost-effective video conferencing with an unprecedented ease of use in its category as well as a high quality audio and video experience. The system automatically recognizes users when they walk into the room. People initiate video calls by tapping a button on their smart phones or tablets, or by clicking a browser link. There is no remote control or new user interface to learn.

創意工夫

Highfive delivers crystal clear conversations and a high-end video experience. The aluminum wings house a high-fidelity microphone array, which zeroes in on active speakers while cancelling out background noises. The video uses a high-definition camera at 60 frames per second. The units bold geometric forms are perfect for merging with a rectangular TV. The black cube houses the camera assembly and mount mechanism. It overhangs the front to secure it to the front edge of the TV, while the opposing clamp under the cube grasps the back of the TV. For tabletop use, this clamp acts as a foot for the unit and provides an adjustable angle. The aluminum wings, which dispense heat, house the circuit board and the microphones. A fine slit is machined into each wing for sound to enter.

仕様

340mm x 65mm x 81mm 450grams

審査委員の評価

世にあるビデオ会議システムはプロダクトの存在を誇示するようなデザインが意外と多いが、このHighfive Video Conferencing Systemはシステムが自動で人を認識しビデオ会議をすぐに始める事が出来、画面の上にあっても違和感のないミニマルなフォルムと質感を持ち合わせている。機能的でスマートな設計思想だけでなく、知的で上質な会議が出来そうなデザインに仕上がっているところを評価した。

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