Category Archives: open source

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"Even though it looks effortless, there must be a world of complexity behind it."
Brad Simpson

How We Did It: Project Edison

It’s easy to rely on clichés and buzzwords when describing Silicon Valley, but expressing an authentic sense of place is a much more nuanced task. IDEO began working with Joie de Vivre hotels on their new Silicon Valley location, The Epiphany, before the building was even constructed, figuring out how to communicate the innovation and idealism […]

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"All of these technologies have helped me immensely."
Mel Van Londen

Tools We Like v3

The other day at lunch I was talking my colleague’s ear off about various technologies I like to use and why I like to use them. I decided to compile a list, which I shared with all my co-workers at IDEO New York. Why stop there? All of these technologies have helped me immensely, so […]

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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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"The only way to experience an experience is to experience it."
Bill Moggridge

Neat Effects, No Code Required

Bounce, swivel, spin. Today’s interface design is all about making things move. But the tools we use to create those interactions haven’t kept pace with our smart, intuitive enough for a 3-year-old child devices.

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"There’s something so delightful about reinventing a classic. People love getting their portrait, and it reminds us that we’re all artists."
Julie Regina

How to Make a Fauxtobooth

There was a lot of work to be done. IDEO’s New York studio was to host an event to celebrate Tom and David Kelley’s new book, Creative Confidence, and whatever we designed had to reflect their ideas. Pressure on, we brainstormed over lunch — tools and sticky notes spread out across the largest room in […]