Canvas encourages intergenerational collaboration so knowledge and skills can be passed down to younger generations.
The desk-size, portable workstation prioritizes working with others through natural input and an intelligent time and file management system.
The goal is to promote confidence in the aging workforce to succeed in a rapidly changing workplace.
Completed during Industrial Design Internship at HTC Creative Labs.
An Evolving Workforce
By the year 2026, nearly one-quarter of the workforce will be over the age of 55. This well-trained demographic is crucial to maintaining the economy; however, there are detrimental stereotypes, such as the inability to use technology, which discourages the aging population and prevents diversification in the workplace.
Built for the Individual
The workplace is comprised of vast and complex networks of people, teams, and organizations. To prioritize the needs of the aging workforce, Canvas was designed for the single worker. Positive growth is fostered from the ground up and building confidence and trust will empower the user to do the best work possible.
Feel the Difference
Canvas brings a familiar pen/paper style interaction. The stylus allows natural handwriting and input onto the screen. The textured display makes it feel like your writing directly on paper and reduces harsh glare within bright offices and meeting rooms.
A Focused Assistant
The supplemental touch interface updates throughout your day to provide you with the most relevant information. The widgets adapt depending on your calendar and can be easily modified to help workers be focused and productive.
Due to its symmetrical design, Canvas requires fewer molds for injection molding. This results in lower manufacturing costs, simplified assembly, and a faster to market timeline.
Professionally Playful CMF
Let Canvas reflect the personalities of individual employees through three professional, gender-neutral colors. Canvas gives a sense of ownership and confidence unlike any other collaborative device.
Created in Rhino 6, Keyshot 9, and Photoshop 2020.