Hard drive shows its content on the outside

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Hard drive shows its content on the outside

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How many external hard drives do you have? If you’re like me, you probably have a few strewn around your desk and don’t really have an easy way of knowing a.) how full they are and b.) what contents they are holding. The “IVY” attempts to unclutter your desk with an OLED skin that represents the data saved on the drive. Just be sure you don’t confuse your disk with a colorful drink coaster.

IVY – manipulability & customization – Link, [via]

12 thoughts on “Hard drive shows its content on the outside

  1. AnonymousMaker says:

    Really cool. So, how do you make it? I did not see any instructions.

  2. Michael says:

    There’s no instructions because it’s fake. It’s just an university industrial design site where an imaginary product is marketed. A lot of these show up here.

  3. Chris Nava says:

    I assume the different sized boxes represent folder or file sizes. If they were color coded by file type would be nice… Something like this perhaps? http://windirstat.info/images/windirstat.jpg

  4. bob says:

    Says they got the ideal from Sequoia View.
    http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoek_informatica/visualization/sequoiaview//

    Looks similar to windirstat.

  5. Wim says:

    Phooey, just a concept and photoshoppery? I was hoping they’d at least built a prototype.

  6. j says:

    its not fake it made an appearance on g4 tech tv

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