Data Stickies: Data in Electronic Sticky Notes

dataSTICKIES are concept data storage devices whose design resembles a futuristic looking post-it-note. The technology behind this graphene-based flash drive is aimed at making USB technology obsolete. Graphene is a new, revolutionary material: even a paper-thin sheet of it has an enormous storage capacity. dataSTICKIES_01 The problem that this lightweight and highly sophisticated adhesive tack is out to solve is the relative inconvenience experienced by users of USB drives. The architects of this invention—Aditi Singh and Parag Anand, winners of the Red Dot Design Concept Awards 2014—make the case that inserting USBs into slots is a process which demands too much precision. dataSTICKIES_02 In cases where slots are located at the back of devices, plugging in your USB becomes that much more difficult. dataSTICKIES_03 dataSTICKIES are envisioned to radically simplify this process: instead of plugging them in, you will be able to peel the stickies off their stack and adhere them anywhere on the proposed ODTS (Optical Data Transfer Surface)—a conceptual panel enabling the transfer of data between these state-of-the-art adhesives and everyday devices like computers, televisions, and music systems. dataSTICKIES_04 The plan is for dataSTICKIES to be available in various colours and designs, making data segregation easy and exciting. dataSTICKIES_05 The top surface can be written on, taking data personalization to a whole new level. dataSTICKIES_06 Running out of storage space won’t really be an issue, as increasing data capacity will simply involve stacking several notes together. Their adhesiveness will be very versatile, and aside from clinging to one another the stickies will be also be affixable on virtually any surface. dataSTICKIES_07

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