Imagine no longer deliberating between trendy art, your favorite photos, or the nonnegotiable family TV for your prominent living room wall. Samsung’s new 2018 QLED TVs are designed to end that dilemma and serve a two-in-one purpose: endless entertainment and personalized décor. And it turns out, Samsung’s newest design is a great example of the innovation template called Task Unification.
Task Unification is defined as: assigning an additional task to an existing resource. That resource should be in the immediate vicinity of the problem, or what we call The Closed World. In essence, it’s taking something that is already around you and giving it an additional job. Using the SmartThings App and the “ambient mode” setting, Samsung enabled the QLED TV screen to change appearance, looking like the area around it when not in use.
As CNN Tech states,
“It’s designed to work for mounted TVs when users aren’t watching a show or movie. The intent is to match interior décor rather than looking like an eyesore on the wall.
To set up the feature, you’ll need to take a picture of the mounted TV via the corresponding Samsung SmartThings app. From there, the app uses a color and brightness matching process to display the same color or pattern as the TV’s surroundings. Users can also upload their own photos instead or use pre-set décor images, such as a photo of mountains.”
You can also utilize this technique to innovate helpful products. To get the most out of the Task Unification technique, you follow five basic steps:
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