Kickstarter

The Materials & Tools Taking Making Into the Future

The relationship between digital technology and craft underwent a rapid transformation from antagonistic to symbiotic in the past decade. Now a vanguard of makers, entrepreneurs, and institutions is taking the next step.

The relationship between digital technology and craft underwent a rapid transformation from antagonistic to symbiotic in the past decade. Now a vanguard of makers, entrepreneurs, and institutions is taking the next step.

Do Visionary Architecture and Public Crowdfunding Mix?

BIG's Kickstarter campaign to seed fund one of the firm's quirkiest designs has led to questions of the role of invention, public engagement, and money in architecture.

BIG’s Kickstarter campaign to seed fund one of the firm’s quirkiest designs has led to questions of the role of invention, public engagement, and money in architecture.

Q&A: The Man Behind Kickstarter’s TakTik Success Story

Scott Wilson, the designer of the rugged iPhone case, talks about product design and manufacturing in a world of crowd-financing and social networking.

Courtesy Michelle Litvin When the call to crowd finance a product called TakTik on Kickstarter closed recently, 4,597 backers pledged $680,568  to produce the rugged protective case for iPhones. The brains and entrepreneurial spirit behind this successful venture, Scott Wilson, is the founder and principal designer of the Chicago-based design consultancy MINIMAL. In his fearless embrace of disruptive thinking in new product…

Building a new Splash House

This year's Design Workshop at Parsons The New School of Design proposed an addition to a New York City landmark, the Highbridge Park Pool.

This year’s Design Workshop at Parsons The New School of Design proposed an addition to a New York City landmark, the Highbridge Park Pool.