The wide range of projects the platform attracts is all fine and good, but what projects do the Kickstarter team actually get excited over? It's something we've always wondered, and now Kickstarter is finally giving us some insight through their very first 'request for projects'.
Written by Kickstarter's Director of Technology and Design, Julio Terra, the request focuses on three project categories the Kickstarter team is specifically seeking out: Tools for Creating, Boundary Pushers, and Delightful Design.
The three categories still cover a wide range of possibilities, but they do speak to Kickstarter's values as a public benefit corporation. Basically, even though making money is great, that's not the only way the company wants to measure success. Kickstarter is a platform to help innovative projects hit their business goals, and they are focused on maintaining that mission while looking towards the future.
Emily is a freelance writer based in NYC with an interest in all things design, specifically the design process. When she's not writing about design, Emily can either be found taking care of her 31 houseplants, going on "nature" walks in her neighborhood or studying Japanese. Before going freelance, Emily was an Editor at Core77.