Disconnect (product that protects our online privacy and speeds up internet browsing)

Like most great products, services, and businesses that I am inspired to write about, Disconnect seems to share my philosophy that there is no detail too small when it comes to the user experience; and that this philosophy doesn't stop at just the product design. User experience includes all stages Read more [...]

Its not one big thing, but rather a lot of little things

Today, early Facebook employee and now Quora founder, Charlie Cheer, came to Tepper to talk to us about his entrepreneurial experiences in the web 2.0 space.  He said a lot of interesting things, but one thing in particular I thought was quite smart and different.   When asked how Quora competes with Read more [...]

Objectified [movie]

For all my friends who aren't too familiar with industrial design and the role it will play in our future, I recommend watching this movie called Objectified.   It is available on Netflix. Some of my favorite highlights from the film are: Japanese toothpick design that features a breakable tip Read more [...]

Hand-made stuff is cool.

Fine automatic watches do more than tell time for us. Perhaps most important, fine watches enforce our belief in the idea that time is important, because it is the one thing none of us can buy more of. Eventually, my time will run out and I will die. Perhaps wearing and looking into the face of a watch that cost you significant amount of money and/or effort to own, reminds us to value our time the same way we value our money. Read more [...]

Amen to a tool that helps the user focus on the craft; not the end result!

The Holga.D is one of the best examples of thoughtful and beautiful ID work I have seen in a long time.  I love the concept of a digital camera that forces user to wait to products of their labor, like the old analog film cameras.  I think this will allow the user to enjoy, and focus on, more the photo-taking Read more [...]