A polaroid-like camera which can print cute themed sticker photo with z-ink technology
- 2009 Self-motivated project
Purica is a Zink-enabled digital camera for taking photos with a funnuy theme. Purica stands for ‘purikura + camera’. Purikura came from english work ‘print club’.
Teen age girls in Asia, whose personality and social relationship is very important, enjoy funny photo-sticker vending machine called Purikura(プリクラ).
Zink .Inc has developed interesting new technology which enables portable camera printer combination.
Intuinno proposes a better way of serving Purikura using Zink technology, thus creating unique business opportunity beneficial to the both parties of teen age girls and Zink-related businesses. parties.
The design solution is comprised of the device(purica) and the social network site(purica.net). Though the device looks similar to the previous polarnoid or Takara zink-enabled camera, one big difference is that the whole foucus is in making a fun or cute theme combined image of the users. It is basically portable purikura vending machine.
The social network site, purica.net, enables the sharing of the purikura like twitter. Once the user uploads his/her photo, he can send announcement to the friends who subscribe to the list by MMS. So her friends can see the purikura and leave comment using their mobile phone. Furthermore the theme pack expansion is possible for continuous enjoyment.
The meaning of our design solution is about helping teen-age girls making pretty & memorable experience with their friends.
Here you can see a storyboard for the Purica or download it as PDF here. [PDF]