For a device that is to be used so frequently, ergonomics is the major concern and designers leave no stone unturned to address the same. Here, I have compiled a list of some weird and wonderful mouse designs that aim to give users a whole new experience of working with a mouse. Some of them are already on the shelves, while a few are just concepts.
Trypticon Transforming Laser Mouse [link]
Transforming Laser Mouse – Trypticon, it is a 800 dpi three button laser mouse and can be turned into a Trypticon transformer.
The Möbius strip or Möbius band is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component. The Möbius strip has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It is also a ruled surface. (check on wiki)
It has been used to explain complex, meaningful ideas such as time travel. But this simple, trivial music box, which uses a punch strip in the shape of a Möbius strip, might be my favorite application of the idea. It’s a familiar tune which can be played upside-down and backwards, and then just backwards, and then upside-down and backwards again. Over and over, forever.
I once wrote a blog about “Sculptural Book Art” from Brian Dettmer. Today, I will present you another amazing book carving art from a British artist Su Blackwell who creates beautifully intricate paper models from old books. After trawling second hand bookshops looking for novels, she’ll spend months carefully slicing the paper to create impressive works of art.
The models look as if they ‘grow’ naturally from the spine and pages of the book.
Alice:Through the looking glass
A scarecrow is a device – traditionally a human figure or mannequin dressed in old clothes – placed in fields by farmers to discourage birds such as crows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops. I once thought we didn’t use this kind of thing anymore. However, I am wrong at that point. It is still widely used in Japan, Spain and Mexico, to scare birds! I will present some of those funny looking guys here. Hope you enjoy!