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Creativity Is Not A 9-5 Job

Design is an applied art, where creativity is married to business. Creativity and business are not always particularly compatible. One stays up all night, bingeing on brownies, exhaling the stars, while the other wakes with the birds every morning and captures the flag. True creativity…

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Announcing… Kicker 3.0

Kicker 3.0: Germination and Transition – Spring 2013 Do you guys have a bunch of trumpets handy? Great, because Kicker’s bursting with jubilation! (Ok, here’s where you should start trumpeting.) Please welcome our very own Jody Medich to the position of CEO. We’ve been under…

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Kicker seeking P/T Studio/Personal Assistant

Do you have what it takes to be a Kicker? Kicker Studio, a small boutique design company specializing in digital and physical interfaces, is looking for a Studio/Personal Assistant to join our team. Job responsibilities:-Serve as the front face of Kicker Studio-Facilitate inter-office communications-Answer phone,…

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Why we do Device Design Day.

Earlier this month, Kicker Studio hosted our 3rd annual Device Design Day. This year’s conference focused on Natural User Interface (NUI) and its intersection with product design. Teaching technology to speak human–to enable natural communication and interaction¬–is the next frontier of product design, and it’s…

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How To Talk About Your Work When You Can’t Talk About Your Work

As a small studio, we are lucky to be able to do really interesting projects for high-profile clients. Often the most exciting work do for our clients falls under a non-disclosure agreement, meaning we cannot publicize the work or talk about our involvement. That’s okay…

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Volunteerism & Design

Sometimes giving of yourself is the best way to understand others. For our most recent project, we’ve embraced volunteerism as a way to get to design concepts. A big player in the tech world recently challenged Kicker Studio to design around women in Third World…

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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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What does it mean to “make tech speak human”?

What does it mean to “make tech speak human”? With the emergence of new technologies like touch and gesture, technology needs to learn how humans use those methods to communicate with our world. Let’s look at gesture, for example. When we talk we use our…

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Great talks from Device Design Day!

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. In order to continue…

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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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