Archive for Tinkering

Things we’re kicking around: prototyping a digital experience with analog tools

Kicker is helping a big player in Silicon Valley design an intuitive wearable device. We envisioned a solution that everyone loved in theory, but no one could imagine how it would work in practice. We needed something the team could hold in their hands and…

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Prototyping and Shoemaking at Maker Faire

Kicker’s going to be at Maker Faire tomorrow.

If you want to track down Jenn and Jody, you’ll probably find them wherever you find the coolest robotics. (If they haven’t actually built them, they’ll be geeking out over the tech.) I’ll be over in the Craft section. From 4:00 – 4:30pm, I will be giving a tutorial on last making.

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Getting Flexible and Physical at Design Workshops

I love our office. Huge windows, great light, interesting people, and the periodic blast of traffic down Bryant. It’s a great place to work. But it’s always fun to shake up the routine. Two very different workshops last week did just that.

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DIY Whiteboard for under $50

Start–ups can get by with very little. The saw horse desk. Garage as office. Stealing your neighbor’s wireless. There’s a lot of ways to be scrappy. But I know very few start-ups who are able to get by without a whiteboard.

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This Week in Builds

I made this is a little business card holder earlier this week. It is purposefully shorter than the length of the cards. I wanted to use the holder as an experiment. To design something with less material that enhances the card’s design as well as our brand. But will it work?

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New blog post: Eyes on the Road! Or why my car should NOT be a giant smartphone on wheels: hours ago