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Archive: Of Interest

The of interest section of the home page changes every few days. Old links are organized on this page by the date they were archived.

Wednesday, December 10
- popular names visualization!
- Tufte information visualization
- visualization
- Dyson assembly visualization
- information is beautiful
- time lapse from space

- storyboard template (.pdf)

Wednesday, December 4
- frogger
- Dyson assembly visualization
- you suck at powerpoint
- powerpoint: less is more
- death by powerpoint. 13 common mistakes.
- storyboard template (.pdf)

Monday, December 2

- cost of a turkey
- thanksgiving patents
- thanksgiving
- how much does thanksgiving dinner cost?

Wednesday, November 27
- ask for $75k and get $1.5M
- crowdsourced funding platforms
- kickstarter delivery failures
- tic-tac-toe

Friday, November 23
- simple prototyping
- kickstarter: playtonic
- Matt Duplessie: experience real
- fast naps!

Saturday, November 16
- time lapse from space
- 2012 final presentation compendium (3 minutes, .mov)
- name generator

Tuesday, November 12
- awareness test
- inattentional blindness
- debugging short circuit (.mov)
- les Bruins et Canadiens visit 2.009 (.mov)

Thursday, November 7
- how projects work
- red square. Can you survive?
- monarch chrysalis
- workplace safety: my last day at home depot
- 2.009 pumpkins

Friday, November 1
- 99 life hacks
- the importance of quick models
- Ames room! Make one
- what's the trick?
- optical illusions
- motion illusions
- rotating illusion
- Gestalt psychology
- wooden mirror

- my first critique, the movie (.mov)

Friday, October 25
- team codes of conduct!
- Rewind: product teardown (.mov). The full story
- two headed snakes
- pirate's code of ethics, wikipedia
- code of conduct, Involution Studios (Juhan Sonin)
- ASME code of ethics (.pdf)
- B school ethics
- piracy rates

Friday October 18
- origami time multipliers
- big dog v1
- big dog v2
- wildcat
- MIT cheetah
- advice from 2.009 alumni

Thursday, October 10
- tips for successful projects (.pdf)
- the popinator
- how projects work
- sheep art
- odd planet saving inventions
- singing robot

Friday, Octoner 4
- usability testing 101 (.pdf)
- changing behavior. Fun theory
- ride the bus!
- tomorrow lab, prototypes behind the products
- take the idiot test

Saturday, September 28
Plastics identification tests
Plastics identification symbols
Costing guidelines (MIT only, certs required)

Friday, September 27
- ball drop. Use mouse to draw
- sketch model wind sculpture
- cardboard cameras
- cardboard models

Wednesday, September 25
- balloon towers, the movie!
- rewind: Theme reveal
- 10 tips for 2.009
- slides from the portfolio tutorial (.pdf)
- font size vs. distance for a typical sans serif font
- an unsuccessful idea pitch

Friday, September 21
- ethnographic design case study
- mind mapping
- ipad soundbrush
- asteroids
- the power of a nap

Monday, September 16
- treasure hunt results
- Sony Walkman
- collective intelligence in groups
- test your reaction time!
- 6 design innovation patterns

Thursday, September 12
- Abstracts and presentations from the idea fair
- video recording (.mp4, 360 mb) of Friday's sketching tutorial

- creativity cheat sheet (.pdf)
- group brainstorming tutorial
- 2.009 sketching tutorials (up to 2 pt)

Friday, September 6
- creativity crisis
- 6 design innovation patterns
- 2012 final presentation in 3 minutes (.mov)
- 2.009 process: with orange team 2012 (.mov)
- 2.009, a graphic novel