The results of this week’s brainstorm, preserved for posterity.

After the live brainstorm last Wednesday, QDS intern Michael transcribed the mind maps co-created by QDS and the Quirky Community. Here’s what this week’s brainstorm looks like (click images to enlarge): Product 141: Baby Changing Pad Product 156: Extension Power Cord Product 163: Expandable Broom The entire brainstorm is embedded below (in three parts).

Update on Product 72

Hey Quirks, we will not be able to proceed with the name “Snowdozer” for Product 72. I wish we could share a full explanation, but have been advised not to. Influence for the previously chosen name will be taken away from the submitter and voters of that name. I will be contacting those people personally. A new name will Read More...

New Terms & Conditions

We couldn’t help but feel left out of all of the positive community feedback that Netflix got when they changed their terms & conditions….  we were all like-  “We want in on that action” Kidding, of course. Because of the delicate nature of our business as it relates to intellectual property, etc… we at Quirky Read More...

Introducing… Tandem

In need of a bathroom attendant? Tandem is an expandable towel rack that opens up to three towel bars to accommodate guests, and slides smoothly back into one or two bars to save space. The wall mounted bars glide like drawers, making it simple to use. Now that’s a towel rack that truly extends itself! Charles Bailey submitted Read More...

Notes from the field: Whisking the night away.

QDS is always thrilled when we can work with a beautifully flushed out idea like Jay Hyun Kim’s Retractable Whisk submission. No matter how complete an idea may seem, we dive into testing scenarios and existing products related to that idea. We tested many different whisks on the market (Open Ended, Ba Read More...

Community Update #2: Earning Influence on Quirky

So you found Quirky and you want to know how to earn influence. That’s great! Here’s a quick and easy guide to get you up to speed. First, let’s make sure you know what influence means. Influence is our way of calculating the amount of royalties that each person gets for his/her role in d Read More...

Live Q&A with Ben TONIGHT!

Ben will be hopping on Quirky’s uStream channel tonight (Wednesday) at 5:30pm ET for a live Q&A session. Gaz is out of the office this week, but we’ll see if we can wrangle someone else from QDS to speak to your design related questions. Now’s your chance to ask all the questions you’ve been dying to Read More...

Eval Recap 155/156: Congrats Kate, Warren, John and Sally

Eval recaps sum up the research and discussion that go into selecting winning submissions at Quirky. The info in recaps focuses on general landscape, opportunities and concerns, with a strong bias for Quirky’s business interests. We will not tell people what to do with their ideas if we do not Read More...

Meet Sally

We’re thrilled to introduce Sally Rumble, a product design veteran, as QDS’ Senior Industrial Designer. Sally brings more than a decade of industrial design experience with world-class brands to Quirky’s design team. What drew her to Quirky was the notion of abandoning the ‘ivory tower’ where old design business model Read More...

Introducing… Aroma

It’s time to streamline your coffee routine! Aroma is an all-in-one organizer that stores coffee pods and accessories like stirrers, spoons, sugar, and creamers within easy reach. The sleek bamboo pieces can be stacked in whatever configuration fits your space. This kind of sleek style can really open your eyes, even before you Read More...

Who are this week’s final five?

Prophecy has foretold that on Monday afternoon the top five voted submissions from the previous week’s Community Evaluation would reveal themselves in the form of a blog post. Congratulations to this week’s contenders: Product Round 158 Nick LaPoulas – Expanding Kitchen Tool Canister Angelo Cacchion Read More...

In preparation for Wednesday’s live brainstorm.

This week’s brainstorm is going to be a little bit different then the last few. Gaz is going to be out of the office, so this brainstorm is going to be headed up by Sally Rumble, who you’ll be formally introduced to via blog post tomorrow afternoon. This week we’ve got three topics to dis Read More...

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