Archive for Concept Projects

Kicker Studio at the SF GOOD Ideas for Cities event

GOOD and the City of SF challenged Kicker Studio to make use of the abundance of data feeds available through the SF Department of Technology. We developed a solution to help people make better transportation choices. Here is the video of Jody’s presentation on ForaTV….

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Introducing the Kicker Tea Tumbler

While we love the work that we do for clients at Kicker Studio, we also enjoy exploring technology through our own concept projects.  Last year we blogged the design process behind our tea project, and we recently made a video to explain our final concept….

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Kicker Tea Project: Changing Concepts

For the past two months, we’ve been racing forward on our tea project with a concept we dubbed The Hourglass. But no longer.

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Kicker Tea Project: Industrial Design Refinement and Mechanical Engineering

We’ve been been digging deep into the industrial design and mechanical engineering for the teapot.

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Kicker Tea Project: Introduction

As consultants who specialize in new technology, a lot of our work is under NDA, so every once in a while, we do a project just for ourselves, to strut. (Last year it was the Kicker Conference Phone.) This time, we wanted to design a product for the home and we focused on an activity many of us enjoy: tea drinking.

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Concept Project: The Future of Digital Reading

Kicker Studio participated in a Core77 1 Hour Design Challenge on The Future of Digital Reading. Here’s our entries.

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My Dad’s New Phone

I started thinking about what a phone designed especially for my father might be like. I’ve often thought it would be fun to design something specifically for my dad. He’s differently-abled then most men his age, because he has progressive MS.

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Concept: Desktop Touchscreen System

With the launch of HP’s TouchSmart and TX2 computers, I’m occasionally asked what a purely touchscreen system would be like for a desktop. (It’s rumored that Jeff Han of Perceptive Pixel is currently working on one, and of course, the iPhone, Instinct, Dare, et al have touchscreen OSes for mobile.) With the publication of my book Designing Gestural Interfaces last week, I thought I would discuss what some desktop concepts could be like.

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