Design Futures

Philips Design continually explores the future for vital insights to shape strategic business development. Our design research is based on emerging ‘societal signals’ and technologies, exploring how they could potentially shape our lives in years to come. These far-future concepts are intended to stimulate discussion and to test possible futures.

An ambient experience concept to reduce work-related stress

Adaptive relaxation space

Tackling work-related stress: adaptive relaxation space

 

Microbial Home

Microbial Home

A domestic ecosystem that challenges conventional solutions to energy and waste

 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Exploration of man’s separation from the natural world

 

FOOD

FOOD

A provocative look at issues that could profoundly affect on the way we eat

 

Off the grid

Off the grid

Sustainable habitat 2020 – challenging our approach to the built environment

 

VIBE

VIBE

Emotional sensing necklace combines conductive ink and textile sensors

 

Mind Spheres

Mind Spheres

Exercising fine motor skills through dexterous movement is relaxing and rewarding

 

Fractal

Fractal

Exploring the interaction between the body, apparel and the environment

 

Reading Room 2020

Reading Room 2020

A future vision of radiology reading rooms optimizing efficiency and connectivity

 

Rationalizer

Rationalizer

An emotion-sensing concept targeted at home online investors

 

Skintile

Skintile

This Electronic Sensing Jewelry explores emotional and physiological sensing

 

SKIN: Tattoo

SKIN: Tattoo

Exploring the visual power of sensitive technology applied to the human body

 

SKIN: Dresses

SKIN: Dresses

Examining the future for high tech materials in the area of emotional sensing