As the growing technology wove into the fabric of everyday life, efficiency has become a great concern that current technology are seeking for. With such fast technologies, people are left with no time to experience the beautiful world and not able to reflect on important living experiences.
Rather than reinforcing on creating fast and efficient tools, Hallnäs and Redström presented Slow Technology in 2001 which aimed at reflection and moments of mental rest.
Memories emerge when we look at pictures. For the improving technologies, people tend to store photos in computer hard drives, on personal cloud accounts, but seldom have chances to review them. Photobox, on the contrary, recreates those “small but valuable” moments by printing out photos from owner’s Flickr account randomly and occasionally, leading people to review and reflect on the precious moment.
Little printer(by burgcloud) addresses another direction of giving form to digital informations. After subscribing from a wild range of “publications”, news headlines, to-do lists, puzzles, pictures, and even messages from your friends, Little printer will then gather them together to create a timely, beautiful miniature newspaper for you.
Compare to the photos from Photobox that can be regarded as a collection of owner’s memory, Little printer provides informations for people’s daily consumption, where the material used in both products also representing the difference of these two designs.