Every once in a great while, I wander into the IDEO site and see what’s happening. IDEO has a knack for capturing big thoughts in simple and elegant ways. In IDEO Patterns, you’ll find a variety of smart perspectives on various topics. Each idea is broken into digestible bits, which can be easily enjoyed. They have a great piece on caring and repairing your everyday objects, emphasizing the ideas of reduce, reuse, and recycle. So, if your mind hungers for a little intellectual inspiration, pay them a visit.
IDEO launches I Miss My Pencil, a web site that focuses on experiments that explore the sensorial and experiential side of the everyday.
Tim Brown announced his new book, Change by Design, on his blog. I am looking forward to its publication during September.
I stumbled across the IDEO Method Cards in a San Francisco store. I think that they might be difficult to find, these days. However, they seem like a treasure trove of design thinking goodness. I love the way they connect experimentation back to IDEO’s customers. It isn’t simply about experimentation for the sake of creativity; it’s about experimentation that puts you in your customer’s shoes. Check out IDEO online for more. I also like their new web site.