‘Smart Thinking’ Project Helps Italian Students Design Their Future

Samsung’s ‘Smart Thinking’ project, launched last March in collaboration with LAGO, a prominent Italian design brand, brought together more than 44,000 students and nearly 1,500 teachers for an exercise in design thinking. The project invited 1,700 primary- and secondary-school classes from across Italy to dream up effective and innovative ways to improve the world around … Continue reading ‘Smart Thinking’ Project Helps Italian Students Design Their Future

Samsung Receives Multiple Design Awards at IDEA 2016

  Samsung Electronics has been recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) in its prestigious International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition. Samsung has won a total of five accolades including one Gold, two Silver and two Bronze awards. Twenty-one other Samsung products encompassing various categories ranging from home appliances to printers were also … Continue reading Samsung Receives Multiple Design Awards at IDEA 2016

[In-Depth Look] The Beauty is in the Details: The Design of Galaxy Note7

  One of the most defining characteristics of the Galaxy Note series is the analog relationship it establishes with its users. Furthermore, its signature S Pen enables them to make a physical connection with the device—an attribute that sets it apart from other smartphones.   When designing the Galaxy Note7, Samsung designers spent a great … Continue reading [In-Depth Look] The Beauty is in the Details: The Design of Galaxy Note7

[Design Story] SamsungOne, the New Universal Typeface for Samsung

Samsung’s activities cross different products, platforms, people, cultures and environments. SamsungOne is a unique font designed to help deliver a connected, universal experience for Samsung. It is a family of scripts covering 26 writing systems, more than 400 languages, and over 25,000 glyphs, creating a truly global typeface.   Users discover Samsung through products, the … Continue reading [Design Story] SamsungOne, the New Universal Typeface for Samsung

[Gear Fit2 Rundown] Optimized for Fitness, Designed for Fun

The Gear Fit2, Samsung’s GPS sports band, lets users monitor their health and get the most out of their exercise routines. Equipped with new features such as auto activity tracking, a standalone music player and step challenges, the device is perfect for casual exercisers and fitness buffs alike.   Manager Dongmyung Lee and Assistant Manager … Continue reading [Gear Fit2 Rundown] Optimized for Fitness, Designed for Fun

[Design Story] ‘We’ve Got Connection’ Designing the Family Hub User Interface

  The opening line of Banana Yoshimoto’s emotional novel Kitchen says it best: “The place I like best in this world is the kitchen.” Indeed, the average family visits the kitchen some 40 times a day, so it’s no exaggeration that the kitchen is the hub of the family.   As the largest digital appliance … Continue reading [Design Story] ‘We’ve Got Connection’ Designing the Family Hub User Interface

[Gear Fit2 Rundown] Designed for Comfort to Fit Every Style

Earlier this month, Samsung released the Gear Fit2, a GPS sports band that helps you track and monitor your everyday activities. It is equipped with useful features optimized for fitness enthusiasts but also boasts a more comfortable, secure and sleek design.   Designers and mechanical R&D engineers at the Mobile Communications Business explain how the … Continue reading [Gear Fit2 Rundown] Designed for Comfort to Fit Every Style

[Snapshot: Gear 360] A Design Inspired by Astronaut Helmets

The Gear 360, Samsung’s first 360-degree camera, allows users to preserve their memories in a whole new way. At the same time, the device has been catching consumers’ attention with its unique and aesthetically pleasing design. So how did its makers come up with the design?   Principal Designer Minki Ham, Senior Designer Kyunghan Noh … Continue reading [Snapshot: Gear 360] A Design Inspired by Astronaut Helmets

[Interview] What Went into Designing the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition?

Fans of gaming and superheroes alike will be keen to get their hands on Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition, released to celebrate the third anniversary of popular mobile game Injustice: Gods Among Us. Samsung has developed the new edition of the device in collaboration with the game’s makers, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and … Continue reading [Interview] What Went into Designing the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition?

Samsung Mass Producing Industry’s First 512-Gigabyte NVMe SSD in a Single BGA Package for More Flexibility in Computing Device Design

  Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first NVMe* PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package, for use in next-generation PCs and ultra-slim notebook PCs. The new BGA NVMe SSD, named PM971-NVMe, features an extremely compact … Continue reading Samsung Mass Producing Industry’s First 512-Gigabyte NVMe SSD in a Single BGA Package for More Flexibility in Computing Device Design

[Design Story] How the Creative Desks of Samsung’s Designers Lead to Meaningful Design

  The creative and adventurous designers of Samsung Electronics have played an important role in discovering the needs of consumers and developing products they find truly meaningful.   For many designers, their personality can be seen in their workspaces. Wild or weird, cluttered or clean, the desks of Samsung’s designers showcase their unique personalities and … Continue reading [Design Story] How the Creative Desks of Samsung’s Designers Lead to Meaningful Design

Samsung Showcases Serif TV at Grand Designs Live

Samsung Electronics UK today announced that its unique design-led TV, the Samsung Serif TV, will be on display at Grand Designs Live in London from 30 April to 8 May as Samsung seeks to revolutionise the home entertainment experience.   Showcased at the Samsung stand in the Grand Interiors hall, the stunning TV reflects Samsung’s … Continue reading Samsung Showcases Serif TV at Grand Designs Live

[Interview] “Gear S2 to Continues to Evolve, Responding to Your Everyday Needs” Says User Experience Designer VP Hong

Since it first launched last September, Samsung Gear S2 has continued to evolve. The changes do not only apply to the Gear S2 strap and watchface, but to the actual software and user experience as well. After two significant updates, Gear S2 users now have access to features such as flight mode, adaptive display brightness … Continue reading [Interview] “Gear S2 to Continues to Evolve, Responding to Your Everyday Needs” Says User Experience Designer VP Hong

Samsung Brings Design and Technological Innovation to Fuorisalone 2016

  Samsung presents a new vision of the future of television at Fuorisalone 2016, where technological innovation and design seamlessly blend. NIGHT&DAY, a Samsung exhibition at Superstudio Più, open to the public from 12 to 17 April, symbolises a perfect duo formed by two different worlds and styles that meet to give rise to a … Continue reading Samsung Brings Design and Technological Innovation to Fuorisalone 2016

[Interview] Design Creates Bridge to Technology, Says Serif TV Designer Erwan Bouroullec

  In a world that is growing more digital with each passing day, the rate at which technology is becoming an increasingly integrated part of our lives can be overwhelming. Despite the rapid shift from analogue to digital, tangible design continues to play an integral role in the way in which we communicate and interact … Continue reading [Interview] Design Creates Bridge to Technology, Says Serif TV Designer Erwan Bouroullec

[Faces of Innovation: Galaxy S7 & S7 edge] A New UX Designed with Consideration for Users

  The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are designed with an intuitive feel and uniform screen that maintain Samsung’s design heritage. The new user experience (UX) includes Always On Display that enables users to check time and notification with ease, enhanced use of messaging with minimized interference of other apps and one-touch shortcuts that … Continue reading [Faces of Innovation: Galaxy S7 & S7 edge] A New UX Designed with Consideration for Users

[Design Story] Purism: 2016 Samsung TV Design

The Samsung TV designs of 2016 have a unique character, stripping away the unnecessary elements leaving only the most enjoyable and engaging TV viewing experience. Let’s take an in-depth look at the fresh new concept driving this design, and what that means for the viewer.         PURISM Purism means more than just being … Continue reading [Design Story] Purism: 2016 Samsung TV Design

[Interview] Create a Gear S2 For You With the Gear Watch Designer

The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) revolution is no longer limited to the world of arts and crafts. From cars to clothes and even smart device user interfaces, the DIY method can be applied to just about anything you care to mention. It is often a perfect means of adding a touch of your own personality to something. … Continue reading [Interview] Create a Gear S2 For You With the Gear Watch Designer

[Design Story] Genuine Premium Quality – Part 2: Unveiling the Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

    Sincere 7, innovate 7 The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are here. The journey to perfection has at last culminated the palm of your hands. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge design story is an accumulation of the Galaxy series design identity as well as the relentless pursuit of creating a more … Continue reading [Design Story] Genuine Premium Quality – Part 2: Unveiling the Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

Samsung Collaborates with Renowned Artist on “Design Art” using LED Lighting

  Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced components, has collaborated with artist Il Hoon Roh, to create design art using Samsung’s LED lighting modules.   One outstanding example of this collaborative artwork, the “Saepio”, successfully portrays cold semiconductor-based LED light sources in the form of a chandelier that is lit by curved optical fibers … Continue reading Samsung Collaborates with Renowned Artist on “Design Art” using LED Lighting

[Design Story] Genuine Premium Quality – Part 1: Unveiling the Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

  A phone that is able to portray both passion and innovation will resonate with consumers in a real way. And so after much effort and persistence, we finally have the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in our hands.   High end technology is encapsulated inside an inviting comfortable design. It’s a perfect marriage … Continue reading [Design Story] Genuine Premium Quality – Part 1: Unveiling the Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

Samsung Electronics Wins 38 iF Design Awards

  Samsung Electronics announced that it won 38 iF Design Awards, including one Gold award, at the world renowned International Forum Design Awards 2016. Twenty-six of the awards were given for superior product design, eight for communication design, two for concept design, one for package design and one for interior architecture design.   “We are … Continue reading Samsung Electronics Wins 38 iF Design Awards

[In-Depth Look] Excellence in Every Detail: The Design of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

  Throughout the development process of the Galaxy S7 models, Samsung made a great deal of effort to add valuable functions and reintroduce consumers’ favorite features, all the while preserving the design heritage of its predecessor, the Galaxy S6. To do so, the company took the smallest details into account, from the materials utilized to … Continue reading [In-Depth Look] Excellence in Every Detail: The Design of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

[Hands-On] Power and Design Reimagined with New Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

  Since the Galaxy S series of flagship smartphones was introduced in 2010, these devices have consistently led the way forward for mobile innovation, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Now the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge once again have set new standards for the industry, in terms of design, technology … Continue reading [Hands-On] Power and Design Reimagined with New Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

[Photo Essay] Innovative Design That’s Ahead of the Curve

In nature, there are no straight lines. And these days, many Samsung products curve naturally, too, bringing a more ergonomic and comfortable sense of design. Among this year’s lineup of electronics that have a curved shape are SUHDS TVs, a soundbar and the latest gaming monitors.           Samsung’s SUHD TVs feature … Continue reading [Photo Essay] Innovative Design That’s Ahead of the Curve

Engineers or Designers? Get to Know the Technical Designers Behind Gear S2

  Over recent years, a new type of talent known as the “generalist” has emerged. Generalists refer those who create new value by combining many fields and types of knowledge. At Samsung Electronics, one of the most interesting and important types of generalist to emerge has been the technical designer position. Technical designers have the … Continue reading Engineers or Designers? Get to Know the Technical Designers Behind Gear S2

Samsung Launches Galaxy A (2016) with Premium Design and Improved Features

  Samsung Electronics announced its latest Galaxy A smartphones that offer premium design, easy mobile payment technology and enhanced camera features. The Galaxy A (2016) incorporates Samsung’s latest in innovative design and technology, giving consumers the ability to express their individuality with powerful performance in three screen size options: 5.5-inch for the A7, 5.2-inch for … Continue reading Samsung Launches Galaxy A (2016) with Premium Design and Improved Features

A Galaxy View Usage Guide from Its Product Planners and UX Designers

  The first thing you will notice about the Galaxy View, the latest smart device from Samsung Electronics, is the large screen. Larger than most laptops, the Galaxy View practically disappears behind its impressive display. At first it may seem like a large tablet running Google Android, but then you notice the handle on top … Continue reading A Galaxy View Usage Guide from Its Product Planners and UX Designers

[Design Story] Being Smart Can Be Child’s Play: The Samsung Smart Play-Board

  The Samsung Smart Play-Board is an experimental new educational device that helps parents and teachers better understand children’s development through play.   This concept product was created by Pietro Rigamonti, a student in the Samsung Maestros Academy Master’s Degree Course at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design). The Samsung Maestros Academy is an online workshop … Continue reading [Design Story] Being Smart Can Be Child’s Play: The Samsung Smart Play-Board

[Life@Samsung] The Precise Chaos of Inspiring Design

Coming from a family with a long tradition in the arts, Jean-Christophe Naour learned from an early age the importance of precision in design. “We all can come up with the same ideas, but details determine how we craft our ideas,” he said. “Details make design.”   But he also loves chaos, and believes in … Continue reading [Life@Samsung] The Precise Chaos of Inspiring Design

Create the Face of Galaxy Devices: Font Designer JiEun Kim

The modern world is flooded with type; it’s everywhere from the pages of books, on the billboards and signage lining the streets, brochures and flyers, to TV and smartphone displays. It is nearly impossible to find a moment free from the constant barrage of text. It is a fundamental element of design, used for visual … Continue reading Create the Face of Galaxy Devices: Font Designer JiEun Kim

Bouroullec Brothers Talk the Design Behind Serif TV

  Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have designed a new television for Samsung, which the French designers claim they approached “like a piece of furniture.”   While this is the duo’s first digital appliance design project, the brothers have worked together as joint partners for about twenty years and currently work from their Paris-based studio. Their … Continue reading Bouroullec Brothers Talk the Design Behind Serif TV

[Design Story] Samsung Serif TV Transforms Television, Inside and Out

  These days, television screens are continuing to grow larger and more detailed, creating a viewing experience that’s more immersive and better than ever. Today’s TVs are wafer thin, frames almost non-existent, and the screens are mounted on the wall, without a stand.   But the French design team of the Bouroullec Brothers has completely … Continue reading [Design Story] Samsung Serif TV Transforms Television, Inside and Out

Meet the Designers Behind the Samsung Gear S2

  The Gear S2 has made a big impression with its innovative design and functionality since it was unveiled at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The most noticeable differences are a circular display and rotating bezel that controls the UX (User eXperience), which has totally transformed how smartwatches are used, making them simpler and more intuitive. … Continue reading Meet the Designers Behind the Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Serif TV Redefines TV Design, Thanks to Collaboration with Bouroullec Brothers

  Samsung Electronics has for years been at the forefront of the television industry thanks to constantly pushing the edges of innovation and design. Today’s SUHD and UHD TVs are clearer, brighter and bigger than ever, in a form that’s incredibly thin.   But, at the same time, Samsung has never been afraid of shaking … Continue reading Samsung Serif TV Redefines TV Design, Thanks to Collaboration with Bouroullec Brothers

[Design Story] The Deeper Meaning of Design: Samsung’s MX Series of Printers

  Great design is about a lot more than just looking good. At its best, design is about function, quality, innovation and values. It transcends fads and the superficial to suggest something deeper. It needs to promise consumers that the product they are buying is thoughtfully and well made, functional and the best user-experience possible. … Continue reading [Design Story] The Deeper Meaning of Design: Samsung’s MX Series of Printers

[Design Story] Front Stage and Behind-the-Scenes

  Often we’re more interested with what goes on behind the stage than on the stage itself. Indeed, a well-prepared production is a feast for the senses, but more often than not, the backstory or the making of an event equally piques our interests.   Market leaders in the smart technology sector also have their … Continue reading [Design Story] Front Stage and Behind-the-Scenes

[Infographic] Circular Design and Intuitive UX of Gear S2

Samsung’s just-announced Gear S2 comes full circle, with a versatile design and intuitive UX. Gear S2 features a unique rotating bezel and a hard key to allow easy access to notifications and apps, right from your wrist. Gear S2 is Wi-Fi and 3G-enabled, and can be used as a stand-alone smart device. See more ways … Continue reading [Infographic] Circular Design and Intuitive UX of Gear S2