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New Heights for Storage September 15, 2008

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This form of task unification, presented by Danny Kuo, is sure to please those of us struggling with organization in small spaces.

Life in a Fish Bowl August 19, 2008

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This instance of Attribute Dependency is in honor of Michael Phelps and his webbed feetthe Gumball Machine Fish Bowl.  Not only is it a creative idea, it’s a DIY project too.  Check out the instructions at Addicted 2 Decorating.

Comfort at Cruising Altitude April 23, 2008

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The engineers and designers at Delta airlines must have finally taken their first long flight in Economy Class. There’s simply no other way to explain the belated flash of inspiration behind the “Cozy Suite” seats, soon to be installed in Boeing 777’s and 767’s.

A major attribute of the air travel experience, for those “fortunate” enough to snag a window seat, is resting against an unforgiving vertical surface in the vain hope of passing out for the duration of the flight. It’s an easily observable phenomenon, and particularly memorable when some poor soul sitting in an aisle seat tries to take an in-flight nap, only to end up with self-induced whiplash.

Finally, after 80 years of commercial air travel, the Cozy Suite seat enhances the possibility for some shut eye on the red eye by “creating a space for weary travelers to rest their heads.” All it took was a “contoured shoulder area specifically profiled for sleeping,” and a staggered aisle layout, the best Attribute Dependency change at 42,000 ft in the history of aviation.

(via Gizmodo)

Make the Volume Bigger January 28, 2008

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Desktop earbuds are probably the most appropriate (and obvious) third party Apple add-on, yet aren’t part of the ever-expanding iPod ecosystem.  If the 500XL mock up from Fred & Friends wasn’t so clearly photoshopped, we might seriously consider adding Magnification as a sixth pattern for inventive thinking.  Even though the concept works as a tongue in cheek instance of Attribute Dependency, we firmly believe “bigger IS really better, especially when it comes to sound,” and earbuds.

Plus, there’s already substantial evidence that it works for logos