Enjoyed speaking at Interaction ‘13 about serving social impact, not shareholders. A title I was told, “sounds way too hippy-dippy, and only for lefties.” It is in fact my attempt to think about how to bring the best of non-profit thinking to the for-profit world.
Medical Device Design: Motivating Healthy Behaviors
Medical Product Design needs great designers to bring it from the realm of the utilitarian into the hands of delighted consumers. I spoke about the challenges and rewards of designing medical and wellness products at the first Device Design Day by Kicker Studio.
If we are what we use, then it seems the elderly people in today’s society are cranky, stupid and tacky. Of course, looking at products made for the elderly really says more about what product designers and manufacturers think the elderly are.
When we consider successful innovations that have achieved market success, they are very often not about ‘new things,’ but rather the careful crafting of ‘new-ish’ technologies into desirable, understandable packages.
What can we do as designers to give magazine readers more than a parade of opinions streamed in real-time? How can we create coherence and “quiet time” around reading in a connected world?
Case Study: PASCO spark
The industrial design and on-screen UI for this award-winning device was crafted for teachers and students alike. Science teachers need no-fuss tools that can be used for open-ended exploration, or guided lessons. Students need something that’s easy to pick up but that isn’t dumbed down. Learn more at PASCO scientific.
Case Study: TurboChef Oven
The first residential product for the brand, the Double Wall oven marries new-fangled technology with the old-fashioned hearth.
“TurboChef’s new appliance roasts a rack of lamb in under eight minutes. Frog design’s task: Wrap that cutting-edge tech in a homey, user-friendly package.” - Business Week
Speaking: Interaction ‘10
This is a video of my presentation at the IxDA’s conference in Savannah. Thanks to all who turned out, and to the IxDA for hosting a great conference.
I also gave a version of this talk at IDSA’s annual conference in Miami in September ‘09.
Speaking: Interaction ‘08
At Interaction ‘08 I spoke about Concept Generation and delivering the “big idea” to clients.