After reviewing the feedback on last week’s brainstorm, we asked all of you to post your suggestions for ways in which we could improve the excitement, interaction, and reward level of the process. We received some awesome ideas, and are ready to kick them into action. Here is an update on the improvements we will be implementing this week:
Every Wednesday we will have a Community Brainstorm at 6pm!
The brainstorm will be live-streamed as usual on the Quirky Brainstorm Channel.
If you cannot tune into the live stream you can still follow along, tweet your comments, and twitpic some inspiration by following the quirky brainstorm hashtag (#Qstorm) on twitter.
We will have 2 of our esteemed invention ambassadors representin Read More...
Meet Rider, the portable bike basket you’ll never want to ride without! Get rid of that clunky metal bike basket and replace it with the functional and stylish Rider. When you need it, simply mount the metal folding frame to the arms of your bike and secure the fabric basket featuring handles and an interior pocket. No more things to transport? Simply fold up the basket and store it away! Let Rider take a load off your back.
Inventor Jon Owejan found himself having to transport items that simply didn’t fit into a messenger bag while riding his bike. His solution was a collapsible bike basket that piqued the interest of our bike riding community. After collaborating with a group of 1362 influencers and o Read More...
Kerry Collins, a Construction Site Safety Official from Eugene, Oregon found his wife sharpening one of her eyebrow pencils and trying to get the falling shavings into the neck of a water bottle. Kerry saw her attempt to keep the countertop clean and thought of an idea that would combine a sharpener and a water bottle, much like his wife was using, and create a new type of pencil sharpener. This product would be a way to recycle water bottles and prevent messes that standard sharpeners without a collection unit produce. Quirky looks forward to looking into all of the ways this idea could become a reality.
Patti DiBart, a writer and mother from New York City, found herself running behind schedule and didn’t have time Read More...
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No launch today? What gives? Well we had a spiffy new product ready to roll, but some last minute changes needed to be made. Regular schedule will resume next week with a new product debut on Tuesday. See ya then!
Silo is moving into production! Our retailers are confident in the product. Take a look at it in the Upcoming Section and help us determine the price, by playing the Pricing Game.
Congratulations to Jan Habraken and the 1480 community members that helped influence the product!
While the Quirky Staff didn’t pick any new invention ideas at last week’s staff evaluation meeting, we did have a vibrant discussion on the following ideas:
The ideators of these invention ideas will now be able to use the feedback that they received from Quirky and decide if they would like to resubmit the idea, put it in the Quirky vault for later consideration, or take it off of Quirky completely and try to develop their product elsewhere.
Brainstorms are back! Now that our state of the art camera system is in place, we can continue this tradition in high definition! For those new to the process, here’s how it goes: every Wednesday at noon ET, QDS blows a few product ideas wide open to kick off the design process. You can take part in that. Here’s how:
1. Topics will be posted on Mon before the Wed brainstorm sesh. In your wildest dreams, what would be the perfect way to make that product? What should it do, and what problems should it prevent? It’s a brainstorm, so anything goes.
2. Visit the Quirky Brainstorm Channel at noon ET on Wed. Log in on Ustream and throw ideas at us in the live chat Read More...
Sometimes, the solution to a common problem is simplicity itself. Say hello to Outline, a flexible frame that allows you to keep clothing taut and seams aligned while ironing your favorite threads. Outline consists of a flexible steel loop with a movable handle: sliding the handle forward will condense the loop for easy insertion into a sleeve, while retracting it will cause the loop to expand, conforming perfectly to the outline of the fabric. The handle can also separate if the full width of the loop is needed, so there’s no garment too large for this mighty little helper. Best of all, Outline’s flexible form allows it to be stored anywhere, whether in your laundry closet or wrapped around t Read More...
two follow-ups to yesterday’s town hall:
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the town meeting today. For those who couldn’t watch live, or want to go back and review, here are the slides and the video:
Town Meeting: Feb 16, 2012
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