The New Status “Cymbal” of Good Design: Drummers

A recent compilation of scientific studies shows that drummers are particularly amazing at solving problems, given a mental tie between intelligence and good timing. Maintaining a good rhythm, according to the studies, improves the brain’s cognitive function. What we glean from this for design: Move over design unicorns, we want design drummers — having a designer who […]

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Sheep-Shaped Waffles

A few weeks ago, my friend Tak made sheep-shaped waffles for a group of friends. Tak designed and built a custom waffle iron as part of an ongoing project, “Sheep-shaped Cuisine.” The project draws from his experience as a product designer. He went through a process of sketching, sculpting and prototyping before arriving on his […]

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