Kelli Anderson: The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things

Kelli Anderson is a designer who likes to find the hidden talents of everyday things. Her TED talk is titled “Disruptive Wonder for a Change.” “As we go through our everyday lives, visual and experiential things exert this invisible authority … Continue reading

The Curious Evolution of the Typewriter, in Pictures

From Vincze Mikl√≥s on io9: The first commercially produced typewriter: The Hansen Writing Ball The pincushion-like Hansen Writing Ball was invented in 1865 by Rasmus Malling-Hansen, the reverend and principal of the Royal Institute for the deaf-mutes in Copenhagen. It … Continue reading

Web Discussions: Flat by Design

In his Coding Horror blog, Jeff Atwood makes the case that online discussions should be flat rather than threaded. “Flat” means a discussion consists of a single linear chain of messages in chronological order. “Threaded” means replies can be inserted … Continue reading

Frog’s Collective Action Toolkit

While working on a research project with the Girl Effect, the design team at frog design saw a need to create a simple, non-linear resource that helps people located anywhere in the world solve problems in their communities. They’ve come … Continue reading