Life at IDEO

In the heart of Silicon Valley, a young designer named David Kelley once wrote a letter to a friend that included these words: "I want to start a company with all my best friends as employees." Built on this foundation of friendship and entrepreneurial verve, IDEO today is made up of over 550 individuals in offices around the world. Together, we navigate each day with curiosity, optimism, and a sense of humor. We are makers, designers, hackers, builders, thinkers, explorers, writers, listeners, risk-takers, and doers—and we love what we do.

November 24, 2014

Honey, I shrunk the designer.

Just in time for holiday gift giving season, Chicago‘s David Sjunnesson and Ben Syverson 3-D printed themselves at 5% life size. IDEO chess, anyone?

November 17, 2014


The Boston studio’s ​Ian Schon and​ Prat Ganapathy led a lecture on prototyping - from rapid to pilot - at the Harvard I-Lab as part of Srikant Datar’s class on Innovation.

November 3, 2014

What’s your flavour?

Building on their successful Eat My Dish challenge, the London studio has moved from edible to quaffable. This week Fauzia Musa mixed her world famous ‘Smokey Negroni’ served by Stina Jonsson.

October 30, 2014

Monster Bites

Monstrous foods have invaded the Palo Alto studio - from eggs with faces to spider web dipped breadsticks to wax-shell carved cheeses to ghost dropping oatmeal toppings – so spooky!

October 23, 2014

Chat Shack.

Lucy Waterhouse and Amanda Briden get a little closer to home, or the coast, on client calls in OI Engine‘s new beach hut phone-booth!