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TIME names PillPack, former IDEO Boston Startup-in-Residence, as one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2014


Along with the Apple Watch and 3D printing, former IDEO Boston Startup-in-Residence, PillPack, was named to Time’s annual round-up of the top 25 Inventions of 2014. The inventions had to make the “world better, smarter and –in some cases – a little more fun.”

This week The Atlantic also writes about PillPack’s disruptive service and quotes its CEO and founder, TJ Parker, on his company’s collaboration with IDEO, “We [had] the opportunity to make everyday tasks delightful. Even something as unsexy as taking pills.”

articles / Posted: November 20, 2014


IDEO’s Exploration into the Future of Automobility

WIRED, Fast Company and DesignBoom

Leading design publications cover IDEO’s exploration into the Future of Automobility, illustrating how transportation will change in the near and long term. Danny Stillion and Ricardo Figueiroa introduce three new concepts that conceptualize the commute, package delivery services and the mobile office experience. Read more in WIRED, Fast Company and DesignBoom.

articles / Posted: November 18, 2014


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.

articles / Posted: August 18, 2014


Leif Talks to Design Report

Design Report

German magazine Design Report visits the IDEO Munich studio and talks to Leif Huff.

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articles / Posted: August 1, 2014


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.

articles / Posted: July 5, 2014


FOCUS Talks With Tom and David About Creative Confidence

FOCUS Magazine

German magazine FOCUS visited IDEO Palo Alto and the d-school and talked to Tom and David Kelley about Creative Confidence (recently published in Germany Kreativität und Selbstvertrauen). The article also mentions IDEO Munich’s work with Swiss Life and Ravensburger. In German.

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articles / Posted: May 21, 2014


Designs On— Aging Launches

Wall Street Journal Digits, Fast Company, DesignBoom and Slate

Wall Street Journal‘s Digits blog captures the story of Barbara Beskind, a 90 year old designer at IDEO. Barbara was an integral part of our Designs On— Aging exploration, also covered by Fast Company, DesignBoom and Slate.

articles / Posted: May 5, 2014


Redesigning the School Lunch Experience

Wired and DesignBoom

WIRED and DesignBoom cover IDEO’s work with the San Francisco Unified School District to redesign the school lunch experience and both feature IDEO’s story capture of the work.

articles / Posted: May 5, 2014


Nikkei Explores Brainstorming

Nikkei Business Online

A feature in Nikkei Business Online in which the author discusses how IDEO’s brainstorming does much more than just idea-generation. Available in Japanese and English.

articles / Posted: April 30, 2014


A Light Installation That Can Visualize Any Data Stream

Wired and Engadget

WIRED and Engadget spotlight Project Edison for JDV’s Epiphany Hotel.

articles / Posted: April 30, 2014


Straits Times and Tim Brown Discuss Design

The Straits Times

Tim Brown is interviewed by The Straits Times on the role of design and transforming a company by design. Read the article here.

articles / Posted: April 28, 2014


Kontakter and Axel Unger on the Customer Experience

W&V Kontakter Magazine

German W&V Kontakter Magazine talks to Axel Unger about how to involve the customer early on in the design and development process. The article also features One100, the offer that IDEO has developed together with our client SwissLife. In German.

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articles / Posted: April 25, 2014


Tom Kelley Talks About Japan’s Innovation Path

Nihon Keizai Shimbun

Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan’s leading economic paper features Tom Kelley‘s view on the future of innovation and the path Japan should follow. In the piece, Tom discusses the mission of IDEO, the importance of reverse mentoring and creative confidence. Available in Japanese and English.

articles / Posted: April 11, 2014


BusinessWeek Talks to Sandy Speicher About Education in Peru

In their annual Design issue, BusinessWeek profiles Sandy Speicher and the work she led for Innova, a school system for Peru’s middle class.

articles / Posted: March 20, 2014


David Aycan and Paolo Lorenzoni write on the art of prototyping for HBR

Harvard Business Review

IDEO’s David Aycan and Paolo Lorenzoni match different forms of prototyping to contexts and scenarios and weigh the pros and cons of each. For the full article click here.

articles / Posted: March 17, 2014

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