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The Engineer of the Original Apple Mouse Talks About His Remarkable Career
WIRED spotlights the career of self taught engineer and early IDEO employee Jim Yurchenco. The featured video, narrated by Jim, focused on the art of engineering, design and culture at IDEO and gives budding designers advice for success. IDEO project highlights include Apple’s first mouse, the Palm V and the first desktop computer for Metaphor. Read the full story here.
Shaping a School System, From The Ground Up
The New York Times
The New York Times spotlights IDEO’s work with Innova Schools to design a school system in Peru from the ground up. The article looks at how “increasingly design companies like IDEO are being asked to build complex systems for businesses, governments and non profit organizations”. For the full article click here.
IDSA’s 2014 IDEA Awards
IDEO and IDEO.org were awarded 8 International Design Excellence Awards by the IDSA (seven and one respectively). Winning designs ranged from a new generation of bike saddles for Brooks to redesigning the cafeteria and food system for San Francisco Unified School District. Read more about the winners here.
Food System Redesign for San Francisco Unified School District (Design Strategy)
Spark Camera App (Digital Design)
SmartLife for WSUP, Unilever and GAIN (Social Impact Design)
IDEO + Core77 Design Awards
Core77 recognizes four IDEO projects in its annual design awards. 2014 Runner Up recipients include our work with Brooks on the Cambium C-17 bike saddle and pharmacy market-disrupter PillPack. Notable honorees include redesigning the food system for the San Francisco Unified School District and the Edison light installation for Joie de Vivre Hotels. For more on the award winners, see here.
30 Years, 18 MDEA Awards
Medical Design Excellence Awards
IDEO celebrates its 18th Medical Device Excellence Award (MDEA) for our work with Tria Beauty on the Age-Defying Laser, with Tria’s Hair Removal Laser and Medtronic’s POWEREASE being named finalists. For more on IDEO’s history of delivering impactful, human-centered design to the world of medical and consumer products see here.
FOCUS Talks With Tom and David About Creative Confidence
Noam Has Landed!
Noam, a messaging platform designed by IDEO, is now live! It bridges the gap between hardware and software, enabling for quicker prototyping.
Designs On— Aging Launches
Wall Street Journal Digits, Fast Company, DesignBoom and Slate
Redesigning the School Lunch Experience
Wired and DesignBoom
Nikkei Explores Brainstorming
Nikkei Business Online
A Light Installation That Can Visualize Any Data Stream
Wired and Engadget
Straits Times and Tim Brown Discuss Design
The Straits Times
Kontakter and Axel Unger on the Customer Experience
W&V Kontakter Magazine
Tom Kelley Talks About Japan’s Innovation Path
Nihon Keizai Shimbun
DIY and IDEO Inspire the Next Generation of Innovators
The ultimate summer camp. The perfect snack for a picky eater? Why are we designing things for our kids when only they can truly know what they want? DIY and IDEO ask kids to tackle these challenges and more, to develop their inner innovator. Bonus: they get a Scout-style patch for their efforts.
DIY is a place for kids to go online to learn new skills and meet others who share their interests. Kids take photos or videos of the stuff they make, assemble personal portfolios on the site, and ultimately build their creative confidence.
IDEO is proud to have collaborated with DIY to launch the “Innovator” skill: 12 challenges that help kids understand people, identify problems, and create novel solutions. We hope these challenges help inspire a new generation of design thinkers.