In response to yesterday's post about iPod theft, Robert Nightingale sends along images of his iBook project that builds on the Idea of Product disguise, playing on the concept of the "ibook" and inspired by recent trips in developing countries where one doesn't really want to advertise the possession of an ipod, And who steals a book?
If you want your own, try MAKE's Hollow Book, a project we learned of during an in-home interview, where our participant was using it to store her iPod!
(actual fieldwork image!)Meanwhile, Jon Stewart reported yesterday that the books behind President Bush in a recent press conference are in fact used for candy storage.
Steve Portigal is the founder of Portigal Consulting. In the past 15 years Steve has interviewed families eating breakfast, rock musicians, credit-default swap traders, and radiologists. His work has informed the development of music gear, wine packaging, medical information systems, corporate intranets, videoconferencing systems, and iPod accessories. Steve is an accomplished presenter who speaks about culture, innovation, and design at companies like eBay, Adobe, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, and Dolby Laboratories. He has a graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Guelph and is an avid photographer who has a Museum of Foreign Groceries in his home.
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