Work / Product Design

Maths gets a reboot thanks to Berger and Föhr’s gesture-based calculator

“Math is beautiful. Arithmetic is simple. Rechner is both.” It may sound like the strapline of a particularly leftfield perfume advert but actually that’s what Colorado-based designers Todd Berger and Lucian Föhr say about their new app which creates the world’s first minimalist gesture-based calculator. Taking the touchscreen iTechnology we’ve all come to know and love, they’ve applied it to one of the world’s most basic products with stylish results. Certain swipes engage different mathematical functions (multiply, divide etc) and both in aesthetics and functionality this appears to be a significant milestone on the road to a time when this technology is ubiquitous.

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Berger & Föhr: Rechner

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Berger & Föhr: Rechner

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Berger & Föhr: Rechner

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Berger & Föhr: Rechner