About

Welcome to the workshop, playroom, garage, and launch pad. This is a place where we show bits of what we’re working on, talk about prototyping, and share our excitement over the tools that help us create.

Bringing new ideas to life is an essential part of what we do. The first versions are usually rough. They’re early proofs of concepts, ways of helping us explore, learn, and think. Usually, they’re far from pretty, and they may never work. They’re prototypes — not finished products. Most of our prototypes are never let out into the world,  but sometimes we develop stuff that we can share, and that’s why we created this blog.

An early prototype for the Gyrus ENT Diego, a surgical tool

An early prototype for the Gyrus ENT Diego, a surgical tool

IDEO Labs is also a place for conversations. We want to hear from you and, if you’re up for it, see your prototypes. If we post something you like, leave a comment to let us know. Point to an even cooler version. Toss out an idea.

Thanks for visiting!
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