Punk Manufacturing

“IDEO’s Kara Johnson writes an article on punk manufacturing, which she defines as “modern craft. It’s the idea that people want, to some extent, to create the stuff they buy or use, even if it is mass-produced.” She believes that “as punk manufacturing begins to gain influence, it will help designers and the people they work with set a new standard for manufacturing and a new type of market.”

PDF here

IDEO Method Cards

Interesting methods, in the same line as the ethnographic toolkit in the Presence: New Media book

“IDEO Method Cards is a collection of 51 cards representing diverse ways that design teams can understand the people they are designing for. They are used to make a number of different methods accessible to all members of a design team, to explain how and when the methods are best used, and to demonstrate how they have been applied to real design projects.”

see the cards here