“I would walk up to them with a pen and a sheet of paper asking that they immediately draw me a men’s bicycle, by heart. Soon I found out that when confronted with this odd request most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made.”
He sees these designs as proof that sometimes our brain allows us to believe that we understand something when we really don’t.
“There is an incredible diversity of new typologies emerging from these crowd-sourced and technically error-driven drawings.”
This anecdotal fact is amusing too: “Some diversities are gender driven. Nearly 90% of drawings in which the chain is attached to the front wheel (or both to the front and the rear) were made by females. On the other hand, while men generally tend to place the chain correctly, they are more keen to over-complicate the frame when they realize they are not drawing it correctly.”
- How the design firm behind the Xbox built the bike of the future — Teague was enlisted to design a new kind of bike by Oregon Manifest, a non-profit dedicated to making the world think differently about bikes.
- Toyota Setsuna — A roadster concept car made from cedar and birch and built using a traditional Japanese carpentry techniques.
- Phones for the people — What changes when you stop designing phones for companies and start designing them for people?