These security cameras are monitored by AI as well as a human surveillance team

Do you remember that viral video of the engineer that designed this glitter bomb for parcel-thieves? It was this over-engineered box that contained a motor, a centrifugal cup with glitter, a fart-bomb, and four smartphones that recorded the incredibly cathartic experience of seeing your parcel thief open the box only to be doused in glitter and sprayed with fart-spray. Thieves would see an unsuspecting box on a porch and pick it up. Once they opened it, the motor would trigger, sending glitter flying everywhere, and also actuating the fart bomb, giving the thief an appropriately frustrating lesson. Most thieves would immediately dispose of the box after they were ‘punished’ and the designer would use the smartphones’ GPS to locate his decoy glitter-box-of-justice.

While this glitterbomb box was designed as a purely vengeful tactic, it was the result of the engineer, Mark Rober, being a victim of parcel theft in the first place. Rober designed the glitter-bomb after being a victim to parcel theft. He was at work when an Amazon executive delivered a parcel to his porch. Hours later, a random woman appeared on the porch, picked up the parcel, and walked off casually. Rober had security cameras that captured the act of theft, but that’s all they did. He watched helplessly as the footage showed a guy come and make off with his delivery, while there was nothing he could do.

Imagine a world where that entire scenario could be avoided. That’s the world that Deep Sentinel is trying to create. The company develops security cameras and AI that set up a security perimeter around your house, but that’s not all they do. Deep Sentinel doesn’t just record any criminal activity… it prevents it. Behind the camera and the security hub is Deep Sentinel’s growing team of surveillance guards who tirelessly sit and monitor footage. They instantly get an alert when something seems off, like if a stranger is approaching your window, or trying to pry open your door. The ‘LiveSentinel Surveillance Guards’ have a two-step procedure for dealing with this. Deep Sentinel’s cameras also come with a speaker module, allowing the agents to warn the criminals to stop. As the criminal looks at the camera, Deep Sentinel’s agents send the evidence to the nearest police station, calling for help. The system relies on three components that work together to make it incredibly successful. A. Artificial intelligence that detects people, animals and objects and interprets behavior in real time, segregating friendlies from non-friendlies, B. a team of guards or Sentinels that bring the element of human reconnaissance to the experience, and finally, C. the police force, which gets alerted promptly and with the necessary evidence.

The Deep Sentinel unit comes in two parts. A hub, which houses its own processor that records, analyzes, and stores the security footage, alerting the LiveSentinels only when necessary, and the main camera itself, which comes with a high-definition 1080p camera, 850nm Infrared LEDs for night vision, a 130° field of view, a loudspeaker module, and an alert LED ring, all wrapped into a weatherproof IP65 casing that allows the camera to work in practically any weather. The setup also comes devoid of extraneous wires and such and runs on batteries, making setting up an absolute dream, and allowing you to swiftly and effectively deploy the most efficient security team of Human and AI to guard your home at all times!

Designer: Ammunition Group for Deep Sentinel

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YD JOB ALERT: Ammunition Group is looking to hire an Industrial Design Intern

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Ammunition Group was founded by Robert Brunner in 2007, after having led the design team as Director of Industrial Design at Apple (he was succeeded by Jonathan Ive), and having been a partner at design powerhouse Pentagram for nearly a decade. Ammunition’s reputation precedes it as the company went on to create some of the most memorable products we’ve seen and loved today, from Ember’s self-heating coffee mug, to Lyft’s reinvented taxi light, to the delightful Polaroid Cube, to probably their magnum opus, the Beats by Dre brand and line of products. Having secured multiple awards in the 11 years since it was founded by Brunner, and Matt Rolandson, Ammunition works across these disciplines to transform great ideas into satisfying, personal experiences, and absolutely delightful and iconic products that are the hallmark of great industrial design.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Ammunition is an international design group providing services in product design, brand strategy and identity, UX design, graphic design, and packaging. While Ammunition’s strengths are diverse across design disciplines, our real expertise is to redefine markets by using design to create new business territory, and to communicate and connect with customers. Whether it is a product, an interface, a package or an identity, our approach is to create new, exciting experiences for customers that communicate the unique proposition and the brand of our clients, and to differentiate in meaningful ways.

Currently, the San Francisco based industrial design team is seeking talented candidates for paid internships. We are looking for candidates with a strong talent in developing unique design concepts to help bring the brands of our clients to life. An ideal candidate has practical problem-solving skills and is driven to develop thoughtful design solutions that create meaningful user experiences. Candidates should possess strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate ideas through outstanding visualization skills. Interns are fully embedded into the ID team and contribute to every step of the industrial design process, from concept generation through final implementation.

A solid ID background is necessary, a strong graphic aesthetic will be well received, and practical experience with engineering and manufacturing constraints is preferable.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Maintain design intention from concept generation to final implementation

• A thorough understanding of design principles

• Personal commitment to quality, attention to detail

• Interface with UX, graphic and packaging designers to create seamless product solutions

• Ensure innovation by actively researching, sharing and implementing new trends and materials

• Excellent time management, organization & prioritization skills required to handle multiple projects simultaneously within tight timelines and meet deadlines

• Effective, articulate design communication and decision-making skills

• Coordinate with vendors to help define and spec materials and processes used in fabrication and assembly

• Report to the VP, Industrial Design Studio

REQUIREMENTS

• Industrial design experience

• BS/BA/BFA degree (or equivalent) in industrial design (or equivalent)

• 3D modeling skills – preferably Rhino, Pro/E or Solidworks

• Confidence with 2D and 3D design visualization tools

• Evidence of prototyping abilities

• Great communication skills (visual, verbal, and written)

• The ability to think quickly and problem-solve on the spot with a maturity that maintains a positive team environment

• A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative solutions, a clear process and is visually appealing

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your résumé and portfolio in an email entitled “Intern, Industrial Design” to jointheteam@ammunitiongroup.com.

Only those applicants who meet our stated requirements will be considered for this job. If you are a possible match for the position, we will contact you to learn more about your background and answer questions about our hiring process. Principals only. No recruiters, please.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

LOCATION

San Francisco, USA.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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YD JOB ALERT: Ammunition Group is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

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Ammunition Group was founded by Robert Brunner in 2007, after having led the design team as Director of Industrial Design at Apple (he was succeeded by Jonathan Ive), and having been a partner at design powerhouse Pentagram for nearly a decade. Ammunition’s reputation precedes it as the company went on to create some of the most memorable products we’ve seen and loved today, from Ember’s self-heating coffee mug, to Lyft’s reinvented taxi light, to probably their magnum opus, the Beats by Dre brand and line of products. Having secured multiple awards in the 11 years since it was founded by Brunner, and Matt Rolandson, Ammunition works across these disciplines to transform great ideas into satisfying, personal experiences, and absolutely delightful and iconic products that are the hallmark of great industrial design.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Ammunition is an international design group providing services in product design, brand strategy and identity, UX design, graphic design, and packaging. While Ammunition’s strengths are diverse across design disciplines, our real expertise is to redefine markets by using design to create new business territory, and to communicate and connect with customers. Whether it is a product, an interface, a package or an identity, our approach is to create new, exciting experiences for customers that communicate the unique proposition and the brand of our clients, and to differentiate in meaningful ways.

Currently, the San Francisco based industrial design team is seeking talented candidates for paid internships. We are looking for candidates with a strong talent in developing unique design concepts to help bring the brands of our clients to life. An ideal candidate has practical problem-solving skills and is driven to develop thoughtful design solutions that create meaningful user experiences. Candidates should possess strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate ideas through outstanding visualization skills. Interns are fully embedded into the ID team and contribute to every step of the industrial design process, from concept generation through final implementation.

A solid ID background is necessary, a strong graphic aesthetic will be well received, and practical experience with engineering and manufacturing constraints is preferable.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Maintain design intention from concept generation to final implementation

• A thorough understanding of design principles

• Personal commitment to quality, attention to detail

• Interface with UX, graphic and packaging designers to create seamless product solutions

• Ensure innovation by actively researching, sharing and implementing new trends and materials

• Excellent time management, organization & prioritization skills required to handle multiple projects simultaneously within tight timelines and meet deadlines

• Effective, articulate design communication and decision-making skills

• Coordinate with vendors to help define and spec materials and processes used in fabrication and assembly

• Report to the VP, Industrial Design Studio

REQUIREMENTS

• Industrial design experience

• BS/BA/BFA degree (or equivalent) in industrial design (or equivalent)

• 3D modeling skills – preferably Rhino, Pro/E or Solidworks

• Confidence with 2D and 3D design visualization tools

• Evidence of prototyping abilities

• Great communication skills (visual, verbal, and written)

• The ability to think quickly and problem-solve on the spot with a maturity that maintains a positive team environment

• A portfolio that demonstrates wide-ranging concept exploration, innovative solutions, a clear process and is visually appealing

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your résumé and portfolio in an email entitled “Intern, Industrial Design” to jointheteam@ammunitiongroup.com.

Only those applicants who meet our stated requirements will be considered for this job. If you are a possible match for the position, we will contact you to learn more about your background and answer questions about our hiring process. Principals only. No recruiters, please.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

LOCATION

San Francisco, USA.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Visit our Job Board to view similar jobs or to post a Job Opening.

The PERFECT winter companion!

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It was only this time two years ago the world saw the unveiling of Ember – the World’s most advanced coffee mug. If you were under a rock at the time, here’s what it does – the Ember mug rapidly cools your hot coffee or tea down to your chosen temperature and holds it at that exact temperature for hours on end. Well, Ember has done it again – using the same technology as the ever popular travel mug, Ember has developed the Ceramic Mug. This mug is pretty smart too – there’s no on/off switch here instead, the mug detects when there’s liquid inside and then prompts the user to select their desired temperature through the app. If you’ve ever waited for your coffee to cool down and forgotten about it, only to find it lukewarm 20 minutes later – then you’ll be counting down the days until this arrives at your door.

Designer: Robert Brunner & Ember

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Cute Cube Camera Breathes New Life into the Polaroid Brand

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Polaroid cameras used to be synonymous to instant phototography, but because of the fact the company was unable to keep up with the times, it fell out of grace. Maybe it’s this Cube action camera that will help it to regain some of the lost popularity.

When thinking about action cameras, most people have GoPro’s Hero line in mind, and by no means any of Polaroid’s products. After failing to impress the world with its digital cameras (including the Instant Print Digital Camera it launched back in 2012), the American company thought it might have a chance at making people turn their heads with the Polaroid Cube action camera. While this one does have some advantages over the GoPro Hero4, it’s somewhat unlikely that Polaroid will ever create a product that will make the people behind GoPro to stay awake at night.

Robert Brunner, the founder and president of Ammunition, the design firm responsible for the Beats by Dre headphones, explained how the general public reacted to seeing the Cube: “Most people say it’s cute. We wanted to position the product to really be fun and accessible and easy and simple, not intimidating. Thats why when people say it’s cute, I’m happy.”

I had thought that companies making anything but My Dear Little Pony products wouldn’t have wanted to hear the word “cute” associated with their gadgets, but apparently for Polaroid that’s a good thing. It’s probably this reaction that made Polaroid think that they still have a chance to survive the tremendous diversity of today’s digital photography.

With that in mind, Polaroid also wants to target a new niche: people who want to capture action on film from a safe location. Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy explained that “From our perspective, we felt like we really needed to grow the overall pie. When we talked to Ammunition, we were very specific. We said to them, ‘We need something that’s unique and differentiated that addresses a much broader demographic.’”

Brunner added that “We really felt it was extremely important for us to do something entirely unique. It’s an interesting time to be a designer. We’re going back and redesigning all kinds of stuff we never thought we would. There’s this line you have to walk because people understand certain things.”

Gregoire Vandenbussche, senior designer at Ammunition, pointed out that the design of the Polaroid Cube is inspired from the pink erasers that so many of us used in school: “When you use it, it kind of wears down and it’s very friendly, and you like to hold it in your hand and fidget with it. We wanted that sort of quality to it.”

Polaroid Cube is also reasonably priced, and can be bought right now on the manufacturer’s website. The technical specs of this camera are available there, in case you should want to check them.

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Source: Barnes & Noble prepping Nook Tablet followup with ‘incredible display’ for fall release

Source Barnes & Noble prepping seveninch Nook Tablet followup with 'incredible display' for fall release

This week may belong to Amazon and whatever information the mega-retailer decides to drop on our heads tomorrow at its press conference in Santa Monica, but Barnes & Noble's apparently won't be letting the Kindle maker hog the spotlight for too long. We've been tipped off from a reliable source that there is, in fact, a successor to the Nook Tablet heading our way this fall. The device is said to be "super light," while packing an "incredible display," rocking 243 ppi. Industrial design on the apparently forthcoming tablet will be handled by Barnes and Noble favorite, Robert Brunner of Ammunition, who's already got some Nook design under his belt. All of this is said to coincide with a brand new video store from the company, in an attempt, no doubt, to take advantage of the aforementioned "incredible display."

That's about all we've got for the moment, but we're told more information will be forthcoming from more official channels soon.

Source: Barnes & Noble prepping Nook Tablet followup with 'incredible display' for fall release originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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