Child’s chair by Charles and Ray Eames (1944) and ts502 portable radio manufactured by Briovega (1964).
USALite Swivelhead flashlight (1941) and Valentine portable typewriter by Olivetti (1969).
Divisumma 18 electronic printing calculator by Mario Bellini (1973) and Build the Town prototype by Ladislav Sutnar (1941).
And a selection of more recent work by IDEO:
IDEO riffed on five everyday domestic products using BASF’s Ultrason polymer: a cool-to-the-touch kettle, a soft-edged transparent toaster, a clothes hanger, a lamp, and a hairdryer.
IDEO takes on the ho-hum aspect of everyday things like thermostats, switches, and plugs in its book I Miss My Pencil . The retooled thermostat, a minimalist square that you control with your lungs, is about “making our interaction with such objects more human.”
More than 23,000 users have downloaded copies of IDEO’s Human-Centered Design Toolkit. Web entrepreneur Avi Solomon sez: “This is essentially a complete methodology to power millions of garage innovation factories and should be the necessary component of any high-school kid’s education.” Download here.
Billed as a way for drivers to maximize fuel economy, IDEO’s collaboration with Smart and Ford yielded a hybrid dashboard called SmartGauge for the Ford Fusion that uses an “all-digital, LCD screen instrument cluster with lively animations” to prompt drivers on good driving habits.
Tell us: what are you looking forward to under Moggridge’s tenure?