Quirky Town Meeting: ROCK!!!

Our first Quirky Town Meeting was a crazy success. If you missed it, check it out here! Quirky Town meeting 1 View more presentations from quirky.

Quirky Town Meeting: Here’s How It’s Gonna Go

We’re busy gearing up for our first-ever Quirky Town Meeting tonight. Here’s how it’s gonna go! - Starting at 6 p.m. EST, we’ll be broadcasting live from Quirky HQ using UStream, an awesome online video service. - Our Quirky Town Meeting channel is located at the following link: http:// Read More...

Weekend Movie: Objectified

If you are looking for a movie to watch this weekend, I recommend Gary Hustwit’s Objectified.  This is the same director who also brought you the font-focused documentary, Helvetica (2007).  Objectified, released last year, is a walk through the world of product design/manufacturing, punctuated with interviews by design practitioner Read More...

Why Aren’t Projects Visible And Accessible Right Away?

Hey Quirks, As some of you have noticed, there is sometimes a short lag time between when one project ends and the next one is launched. We know you are curious as to why this might be so I figured it was time to share some insight. I can assure you it’s not because we are out to lunch or takin Read More...

How Innovation On The Internet Works

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about how things tend to progress on the Internet, particularly in social arenas. Below is a diagram of the conclusions I’ve come to… Or maybe it works more like this…

Design Shows: Designer Jordan’s Thoughts

This time of year, there are some big design shows, and to continue in my series on Design Inspiration, I thought I’d highlight some. ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) – NYC, May 15-18 ICFF is the US’s biggest design show of the year. Each year furniture companies and design compani Read More...

Good Morning Community, You’ve Just Made $14,839.50

This morning, we opened our inboxes to find several orders from ThinkGeek, one which pushed Switch over threshold after a quick six days in pre-sales! ThinkGeek is one of the leading online retailers of “stuff for smart masses”, and they’ve expressed a fair amount of interest in our prod Read More...

No, No, No, Light Speed Is Too Slow.

“The CPU,” he said, “runs at a certain speed. It can execute a fixed number of instructions per second, and no more. There is a finite limit to how many instructions per second it can execute. Right?” “Right,” I said. “So there is no way, really, to make code go faster, because Read More...

Quirky Town Meeting: Help Us Set The Agenda

The date is set for our first-ever Quirky Town Meeting: Friday, April 30, at 6 p.m. EST We’re excited to engage our community on UStream, using a combination of live video broadcast and chat. We’ll talk more about that a little later, but first… the agenda! There’s lots we want to discus Read More...

There’s Lots In A Name

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Nice sentiment, Billy, but unfortunately that thinking won’t fly in the product development world. Naming is a key phase in the Quirky process, but lately, it’s gotten a little overwhelming to sift through the HUNDRE Read More...

Prototypes 101

Hey folks, So we realize from the comments on last week’s Cloak prototyping video blog post that there may be a little bit of confusion about what a prototype IS, exactly. Now we know that some of our community members are fluent in the language of product development, but we also know that there are countless more who aren’t. Read More...

Prototype: The Cloak

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