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March 24, 2011

A city needs to show as much respect for a person riding a $30 bicycle as it does for someone driving a $30,000 car. -Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá … Read More

January 23, 2009

Probably the thing that irks me the most [in car design] is when I see this repetition of the known, because it shows people have comfort zones that are too tight to themselves and they’re really afraid to walk out of those. And then somebody comes up with a new … Read More

October 10, 2008

Sustainability isn’t just sort of a glamorous process of using recycled materials to design something that may or may not be the color green. It’s about redesigning every single aspect of a company’s process, from sourcing materials to designing to production to shipping, and then eventually designing a way for … Read More

September 18, 2008

Nowadays the term ‘interaction design’ mainly refers to software or the screen, intangible components. But the way I think about it, designing hardware, things that we can touch, solid objects, is all interaction design. People tend to think of interaction design for mobile phones as talking and pushing buttons, but … Read More

September 9, 2008

If the average shelf life of a high-tech object is less than eleven months, why on Earth does anything have to be built to be permanent? It should be all 100% disposable. You know, I think my laptop should be made of cardboard, or my mobile phone could be a … Read More

August 15, 2008

Bad design is where the customer thinks it’s their fault that something doesn’t work. So if you can’t make your GPS device work in your car — I mean, there should be a riot because they’re so poorly designed! Instead, the user thinks, ‘Oh, I’m not very smart, I can’t … Read More

August 5, 2008

Since blood, birth, and titles of nobility have lost their ideological force, the task of signifying transcendence has fallen to material signs – to pieces of furniture, objects, jewelry… A myth of power, and a myth of origins: whatever it is a man lacks in invested in the object. Read More

July 31, 2008

I wish people would be more critical of design, and of designers, who are responsible for designing some pretty nasty stuff. – Marc Newson … Read More

July 30, 2008

I think in many ways design is about looking at a diverse range of problems and solving them. But the designs we make aren’t solving anything; they’re meant to ask questions. There’s a lot that’s unknown about these new technologies, so we’re very interested in using design to explore what … Read More