What is ‘Compact’ Design?
Compact as an adjective word it has following definition
a: having a dense structure or parts or units closely packed or joined
b: not diffuse or verbose
c: occupying a small volume by reason of efficient use of space
d: short-bodied, solid, and without excess flesh
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Actually compact design things are everywhere.Following there are five popular compact things
Nintendo Switch(NS) is the No.1 The Top 10 Gadgets of 2017.
Precisely Nintendo Switch is not a just a general design, It is so unique that you can not find the 2nd same design game console in this world.
It carries Nintendo’s future directions.
For about as long as game consoles have existed, players have had to choose between gaming in front of a TV or holding a tiny screen in their hands while out and about. Not so with the Nintendo Switch, the first console that’s truly designed for both at-home and on-the-go entertainment. The Switch consists of a tablet with a 6.2-inch screen with slots for attaching Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers on either side, turning it into a handheld video game machine. But when you’re at home, you can slide the slate into a dock that hooks up to your TV and play it like a traditional console. That “play anywhere, anytime” approach, combined with a stellar games roster, from the recently launched Super Mario Odyssey to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, makes the Switch a true knockout.
Obviously, the main innovation of NS is the integration of the display, so that players can play the game without being in front of the TV.
That is a compact design, that’s see how it compact.
Will there be more of the same compact design in the future, we don’t know yet but Nintendo breaks with the traditions, which makes it alive when compete with stronger competitors Sony(Playstation) and Microsoft(Xbox).
Instant cameras and film is a very unique existence.
As we all know, DC(Digital Camera) has already disappeared from market, because of the impact comes from smartphones.
But instant camera not, and the magic is that it is still updated every year, and different companies release new products.
If you want to create a photo wall, an Instant Camera is probably the fastest way to do it.Simple,point-and-shoot, get a real photo-that’s the charm of instant photography!
Laptop is probably the most successful compact design product in the world.
It is so successful and popular, so as in today 2021 you may forget what a PC beginning is.
According to statistics, a total of 297 million computers were sold in 2020, including 235.1 million laptops and 61.9 million desktops.
Do you remember the what the very beginning PC looks like?
PC manufacturers around the world, for example Dell, Lenovo, HP launched new every year.The laptop is already become a very important form of the PC.
4.Portable Screen cleaner
If you think compact design can only be found in electronics, this little thing will prove you wrong.
There are just 3 step clean the screen
- Take out it
- Press the sprayer button on top
- Move back and forth to cleanThe whole process takes about 20 seconds. It is unbelievable simple and quickly.
You can finish clean in 20 seconds.
5.Hotel Lock Pro
As long as the hotel locks have existed, it requires a door hanger to remind privacy or make up room.
KAHN Hotel Lock Pro broke this rule. It combines the lock function and hotel needs privacy and make up room electronic indicators.
Smaller size-compare with the conventional solution-electronic door plate, the hotel lock pro is much more smaller due to it only contains the core parts.
What the compact design solved?
From the above five things you can see that compact has certain characteristics in common.
*Improve efficiency-For example the instant camera don’t need you waiting a couple of days for the digital photo printing machine works. You can get photos immediately.
*Cost Reduction-Purchasing cost and maintenance costs are lower. For example the Hotel lock Pro does not require purchasing and install the hotel doorbell system but offer the core functions of that.
*Easy to use-People will use it in higher frequency. The NS, laptop and screen cleaner are win in small size. People can take it anywhere so as to use it anywhere.
Compact things include the wisdom
Overall the compact things include the wisdom.People loves little thing but big idea.
In the 21st century, a lot of things haven’t changed for a long time, but they can actually become better.
Even if no one is doing it now, someone will do in future.
And what else is compact in your life?