Autologik has developed the Media Max 350, an integrated system for book order fulfillment and returns processing. According to the company, it can identify a book, find its final destination, print the correct sales label, and apply it to the book at a rate of 250 per minute. It can also operate with CDs, DVDs, boxed software, and videos. Go to www.autologik.com.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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