Do you have what it takes to join the Quirky design army?
MID-LEVEL WEB DESIGNER / UI INTERFACE DESIGNER
Want to work with an all-star team on a platform that is helping people around the world bring their product ideas to market?
We’re a company called Quirky. What are we Quirky about? We make invention accessible to everyone in the world. We develop two brand new consumer products every week. The ideas for those products come from anyone who has “wouldn’t it be cool if…” type ideas for decades.
So yeah, two products per week, from sketch to store, that’s why we’re writing this job description. We need a web designer to help create clean, on brand pages for quirky.com
You may hav Read More...
Don’t let your closet slow you down. SOLO is a collapsible hanger that makes it easy to hang and remove clothes in one swift motion. Its unique design allows you to insert into a wide array of shirts, and then grab and go with just one hand!
Howard Tseng submitted the idea of a one-handed hanger, and it was developed with the help of over 328 community members. SOLO is now available in packs of 5 in the Quirky store for $12.99 presale ($15 retail) with a threshold of 1200 commitments. Commit in presale to earn a share of its future earnings!
-Collapsible design for grabbing clothes in a single motion
-Slim shape for easy insertion into button-up shirts and turtlenecks
-Folds for travel and storage
-Five hange Read More...
Inventor: Brandon Craven
Selected: Solar Powered Blinds
This stimulated a lot of debate. This submission had a very low DMV going into eval. Our discussion centered on expanding the scope of the submission to become more mobile; something that could be used for charging in places where there is no electricity available e.g. camping, in a parked car, etc. The possibilities caught the imagination of the staff and we are relishing the chance to explore a new area of manufacturing.
Inventor: Robin Huberty
WILD CARD Selected: Improved Toilet Bowl Brush
Very healthy DMV scores for this one. While the solution prese Read More...
You know Apple? It’s that company that redefined consumer electronics and makes incredible devices like the iPhone and iPad. The ecosystem they created is innovative and massive and we think it’s about time for Quirky to get in on the action.
Quirky is looking for something groundbreaking, something revolutionary, something magical…
This week’s brief is App-Enabled Hardware.
App-enabled hardware is one of the coolest new trends in consumer electronics. The way it works is that you have a hardware peripheral, some electronic device that connects to an application to create added functionality. In some cases the app controls the device and in others the device records a specific kind of informatio Read More...
Tomorrow morning we’re going to be launching a new kind of project. Instead of starting with Ideation, this project is going to start with Product Research.
Here’s the deal.
A retail partner came to us asking us to make a specific product. Since there won’t be an evaluation phase, the 50% influence that’s normally divvied up during evaluation is going to be split up amongst the various design phases.
Here’s what you need to know.
The product they’re looking for is an iPad stand that can fit in a cupholder. Don’t just think about cars here, there’s other things with cupholders like treadmills and movie theater seats (although that would be pretty obnoxious).
You asked for ‘em, you got ‘em.
As of right this minute, the tagline phase has been reinstated for community participation.
Your first assignments: MarcR’s Backsaver Bowls and Jin Chai’s Silicone Zip Bags
As per QDS’ instructions:
In this phase, we are asking you to come up with the product tagline for the packaging. This is a SUPER important aspect of our brand image, and is very visible at retail.
It needs to embody everything that Quirky stands for as a brand, be eye-catching and ‘sticky’. It has to draw people in while also describing the product solution.
One last thing: we reserve the right to NOT pick a tagline if it does not make the cut.
This week has been an interesting one for me as it marks the beginning of my tenure as ‘the voice of Quirky’. In the seven months I’ve been with Quirky as a community ambassador I’ve been able to get incredible insight into both sides of the Quirky equation and I’m excited to take on this new role.
Without a doubt, one of the biggest issues we have to address is communication between Quirky staff and the Quirky community. We dropped the ball and the absence of reliable communication has created tension and trust issues. You guys are what make Quirky special, and without you we wouldn’t have gotten to where we are right now. I know that. Ben knows that. Everyone at Quirky knows that. In or Read More...
Once again, Ben will be on Quirky’s uStream channel, tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm ET to answer your questions.
Since this Q&A is immediately following Eval, he’ll also be announcing the winners from rounds 137 and the Drying Rack brief.
Everything is fair game, so get cracking on coming up with questions!
What: A no holds barred question and answer session with Ben
When: Friday, May 27, 2011 – 5pm EDT
Where: Quirky’s uStream Channel
See you there!
Chop chop! It’s time to take food preparation to the next level. Mocubo is a bamboo cutting board with a slide-out strainer and food prep containers. You’ll be able to slice, dice and organize like a master chef, without breaking a sweat.
Mocubo was dreamed up by Justin Giannone of Huntington, NY, and brought to life by more than 781 people. It’s available in the Quirky shop for $59.99 presale ($64.99 retail) with a threshold of 1600 units.
Bamboo cutting surface.
Slide-out strainer to drain chopped food.
Three prep drawers that pull out so you can slide food in.
Rubber feet to keep board steady as you work.
16″ width x 11″ height x 1.75″ depth
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