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LEVI'S FLX DESIGN STUDIO - 2018

A custom laser-aging laboratory, design studio and professional laundry service housed in a pair of shipping containers in the Arts District of Los Angeles.

Designed to promote Levi’s efficient, water-saving laser-based customization system while utilizing natural, local materials in the design build of the pop-up experience.

PERCUSSIONAIRE VENTILATOR - 2017

Percussionaire’s revolutionary percussive ventilation technology has stood alone for half a century as the standard in prenatal and neonatal respiratory care. At Karten Design, we worked to bring the usability and design language into line with the expectations of modern health care equipment and interfaces.

In-depth interviews with practicing physicians led to several areas where we could improve the controls and display of information while working with the client to streamline aesthetics and branding.  The addition of a digital display greatly enhanced usability and made the machines a bit less intimidating.

ADVANCED ENERGY THYRO-PX - 2015

Industrial Power Controller.  Advanced Energy purchased the power control business from venerable German industrial giant AEG and wanted a facelift for their Thyro-PX line.

In what became an exercise in constraint management, a fresh look and improved serviceability were achieved while carrying over 90% of the existing parts.

SONY SXRD 4K DIGITAL CINEMA - 2005

World's First 4K Digital Projector.

Integrated data storage, control, cooling and security system for the Sony SXRD SRX-T105 Ultra-High Resolution Projector, built to FIPS 140 level security standards. 

100 prototype units custom-built in California were placed in theatres and universities around the country, marking the first commercially available system with 4096x2160 pixels.

Prototype for Sony's CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Systems.

BELKIN TRUSS CASE - 2014

A.k.a. the Belkin Outrigger, a.k.a. the Belkin Air Protect Grip Extreme.  My suggestion, Sim-Bionic Titan, did not make it through licensing.  Full protection with a svelte profile and opportunities for unique color combinations between the internal and external materials. 

Co-molded smartphone case with a shock-absorbing translucent TPU skin and glass-fiber reinforced nylon skeleton to resist the iPhone 5’s tendency to bend under stress. Much development and vendor cooperation was needed to achieve frame rigidity and the complex double-shot molding.