Archive for Industrial Design

Eyes on the Road!

Cars and smart phones do not mix, at least not well. According to the Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving (yes, it’s that bad), thousands of people are killed each year in accidents involving a distracted driver, and the numbers are steadily climbing. There…

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Jody at IDSA: the full talk

On August 16, 2012, Kicker’s Jody Medich presented a talk at the IDSA 2012 International Conference in Boston, MA. Jody’s talk “Design for Physical Thinking” was part of the design education series and it was based on the idea that people are physical beings and…

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Videos from Device Design Day 2011

Kicker Studio marked our 3rd Anniversary on August 8, 2011. To celebrate, we hosted the Second Annual Device Design Day at the San Francisco Art Institute, Jody’s alma matter. It was a great success thanks to inspiring speakers and involved attendees. Couldn’t make it? Don’t…

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Industrial Design is Interaction Design

Here’s a whiskey glass by Kacper Hamilton * for Ballentine’s: A hole in a glass is often a prank. In this case, it is the core of the design: the shape of this glass practically insists the drinker unconsciously swirl the whiskey, which is how…

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D3 Video: Breaking Through The Noise

A talk by Dan Harden at Kicker Studio’s 2010 Device Design Day.

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D3 Video: Motivating Healthy Behaviors

A talk by Gretchen Anderson at Kicker Studio’s 2010 Device Design Day.

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D3 Video: User-driven Innovation

A talk by Stuart Karten at Kicker Studio’s 2010 Device Design Day.

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D3 Video: Convergent Products, Convergent Process

Our first video from the 2010 Device Design Day, featuring Kim Goodwin and Michael Voege. Interaction designers and industrial designers are kindred spirits in many ways, yet we tend to lean on somewhat different skills, biases, and design approaches. Many teams struggle with these differences,…

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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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New blog post: Eyes on the Road! Or why my car should NOT be a giant smartphone on wheels: http://t.co/O4Z8OJ3N6S4 hours ago