Thanks so much for your entry. I would like to give you a brief critique and direction of where you could take your idea, refine it, and create a great finalized challenge entry.
So First of all, really well done concept art. I love the three separate types of style, the line work and coloring is very crisp and it conveys the idea of the machine very well. Of the 4 images you supplied the only one that felt unrefined was the initial image where the diver is in the Drivers seat of the vehicle with the helmet on (which the helmet that he is wearing doesn’t match the three close up detailed versions). This Image seems like it could use quite a bit more polish in order to create a finalized image.
That being said let’s talk about the Design, Function, Fashion, and Feasibility.
Here are some questions to ask yourself about the design which should help brainstomring and refinement of your idea:
[li]What year would this be set for? When do you think technology would be able to do this?[/li][li]How does this technology work? Mind reading? Just a para-scope? Holograms? Screens?[/li][list]
[li]If he has something on his head then why would he need windows in his cockpit?[/li][li]Does he need to be in the vehicle to use this device? Could it be used inside and outside?[/li][li]If his head is covered, does he need to be facing forward? Is there a better location for him to sit which provides him more comfort and space?[/li][/ul]
[li]Is he still using the wheel to drive the vehicle?[/li][li]Is he still using gas and brake to operate the vehicle?[/li][ul]
[li]is this mind controlled?[/li][li]Is this autonomous or semi autonomous?[/li][list]
[li]If this is fully autonomous can this head unit double as an entertainment device? VR? ARG?[/li][/ul]
[li]Is this for only larger vehicles? Is this for smaller vehicles?[/li][li]What does it look like inside the helmet when it’s on?[/li][ul]
[li]Can we see and visualize what he sees?[/li][/ul]
[li]Is this for work? Is this for the average consumer? Is for transportation (Plane, Bus, etc)?[/li][li]Is this Military? (instead of having someone manning the 50 cal machine gun on top of a Humvee they could use this “para-scope” in order to use the guns from a safe location.)[/li][li]Is there a cyber component in this? (For example cyber components like that in the anime show “Ghost in a shell” http://www.imgbase.info/images/safe-wallpapers/anime/ghost_in_the_shell/7691_ghost_in_the_shell.jpg or http://scifiinterfaces.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/gits-drone_gunner-12.png?w=545&h=293 )[/li][li]Can this be more fashionable? This is pretty ugly and embarrassing for everyday users to wear. Is there a way to make this modern, edgy, sleek, stylish?[/li][li]Is it supposed to encompass the full head? If so what are its functions? Can it encompass part of the head?[/li][li]What is the User Experience as they are wearing this unit?[/li][li]Is this a feasible tech to create today? If not, when would you think this is feasible? Future tech is great and putting a date on it allows users to understand when it would be. today 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, 30 years.[/li][li]If it is Mind Control had you seen some of the current Tech on it? (http://emotiv.com/ And their new version https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tanttle/emotiv-insight-optimize-your-brain-fitness-and-per )[/li][/list]Just to summarize, I think you have something here! Just go through these questions and ask yourself them. It will help you flesh out your concept further and refine it.
Remember these questions are not meant to be a “Do This” or “Do That”, it’s just questions to ask yourself to continue the brainstorming process. If you think of something that will benefit your idea then add it, otherwise don’t.
Hopefully this was helpful! I’m very excited to see what you come up with and any other entries into the competition.
Innovation Creative Lead