Category Archives: open source

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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 [...]

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"the mind a true internet of things"
The Brain

Coding the “Brain”

I have always been interested in automation. In the wake of cheap computing and other technological advancement, more and more repetitive tasks are being automated, from tax preparation to checkout services to manufacturing to product handling. Recently, I’ve found that maintaining a social media activity feels repetitive. As a result, I’ve wondered, using natural language generation, [...]

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"Good morning, good evening, goodbye."
Vanessa Monogioudis

IDEO Munich Make-a-thon 2013

Inspired by previous IDEO Make-a-thons in London and Chicago, the IDEO Munich studio hosted its first Make-a-thon in July 2013. Under the theme of Good morning, good evening, goodbye, 60 participants from various backgrounds worked together on challenges inspired by people’s daily routines. With briefs that consisted only of a persons age and a specific time of the day, [...]

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"Good Morning, Good Evening, Good bye."
Vanessa Monogioudis

Join us in Munich on July 5th- 6th for a weekend of making

Ready to make a difference over the weekend? Join us for two fun and intense days of making, as we craft, hack, and build human-centered design solutions to real world challenges, working alongside IDEO designers from various disciplines. The theme for our Munich Make-a-thon is Good Morning, Good Evening, Good bye. We will tackle design [...]

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"The CUBE is an advanced office-in-a-box inspired by the portable communication technology used by FEMA and the US military."
Annette Ferrara

CUBE: IDEO Office-in-a-Box

Years ago, IDEO projects were primarily completed inside our studios. No longer. These days, more and more IDEO designers are embedded with client teams around the globe and prototyping in the field. This initially created some technology and infrastructure challenges. Things like storage (a file server), connectivity (the Internet, a wired and wireless local area [...]