Category Archives: prototyping

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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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"We brought hardcore genetics to life with Ralph's Killer Muenster, an iPad game inviting the science-curious to save San Francisco from mutant cheese"
Brad Simpson

Save the City, Stop the Muenster

1953 was a good year for science and technology. The polio vaccine was developed, the first open heart surgery performed, and color TVs hit the store shelves. It was also the year Watson and Crick revealed one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century: the double-helix structure of DNA. Sixty years later, amidst […]

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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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"We live in Chicago, so the idea of our company being called “Central Standard Timing” (CST) just made sense."
Dave Vondle

The evolution of the world’s thinnest watch, the CST-01

In January, Jerry O’Leary and I launched a Kickstarter campaign (currently <3 days to go) for the world’s thinnest watch, the CST-01. This is a watch we have worked on outside of project work while here at IDEO. On IDEO Labs, our aim is to share our process and give our readers an “under-the-hood” look at some […]