Category Archives: iPhone

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"Figuring out which information you can trust…technology has the potential to salve these kinds of anxieties, but it can just as easily do the opposite."
Francis Tseng

Information Overload

Digital journalism has evolved to a point of paradox: we now have access to such an overwhelming amount of news that it’s actually become more difficult to understand current events.

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"A quick look at our favorite tools for building and prototyping"

Tools We Like v1

Between client projects and personal ventures, IDEO interaction designers and software engineers across our global offices spend a significant amount of time designing and building apps for iPhones and iPads. We’re part of the thousands of iOS developers worldwide beholden to the operating system’s wild popularity and sound frameworks. While we focus on the design […]

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"My recipe for innovation is thinking critically about technology and asking what you can do with it. "
Dominique Yahyavi

The Making of Spark Camera

Designer Dominique Yahyavi has always been compelled to capture amazing images. So, when the founder of IDEO’s Toy Lab, Brendan Boyle, gave him the green light to develop a new iOS video app, he jumped at the opportunity, working obsessively to create Spark. The app, which launched in October, 2013, quickly shot up through the Apple Store ranks, landing as […]

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"Test-driving the usability of a food-tech startup’s new API."
Annette Ferrara

IDEO + Food Genius Curry Crawl

When the Food Genius team moved into an empty project space at IDEO Chicago to become our first Startup-in-Residence, we were cautiously optimistic. This co-locate-with-startups thing was new to both of us. Would they like us? Would we like them? It was like meeting our first college roommate all over again, only this one had […]

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"Conceptualize, build, and program a wirelessly-controlled-pneumatic-eye-popping pumpkin in just over an hour."
Garrett Winther

One Hour Prototype: iPhone Eye-Popping Pumpkin

For halloween, each IDEO location held a one-hour pumpkin carving competition. I thought it would be interesting to see how much tech I could jam into a pumpkin within the time limit. Luckily, I had an old pneumatics kit under my desk and recently stumbled upon an incredibly simple way to get my iPhone to […]