Latest Posts from Megan Mersch

IDEO: Levi’s Commuter Jacket with Jacquard

The problem today with commuting is safety. What do you do when you have to use your phone to navigate but are crossing busy intersections? IDEO participated in a three-company collaboration with Google and Levi’s. The production of this stylish jacket was meant to solve a navigator’s problems with common issues of daily travel. A…

IDEO: IKEA Future Kitchen

IKEA is a company known for home living products. they wanted to create a prototype kitchen for the future. IDEO’s mission is to take the general human-centered experience and incorporate it into their designs to solve a problem. In this case, they were working for a person in 2025, and the relationship between food and…

IDEO Design Biography

David Kelley   Last semester, IDEO design was mentioned in my Design Thinking class, they are a group of designers whose main goal is to be leaders of human-centered design. When the design is human-centered, this means the design solves a problem a large or small group of people have. The chair of IDEO currently…

Star Wars (1977)

When seeing a Star Wars film, one can expect a high-energy sci-fi experience of intergalactic warfare. With conflicting themes of the dark and the light side, there is nothing more iconic than this opening sequence. However, this introduction is visually very simple, with blocks of text zooming in and out or flying slowly across the…

Arts Village Lounge

The space I chose to investigate is the Arts Village lounge, open to anyone during the day. It consists of artwork and space to work on projects or create new things. It also has a piano area and a space for watching TV on a couch. The lighting in the room can change with switches,…

Nerd/Geek trope in media

Alter “better” ego: In the Spider-Man comics, the main character, Peter Parker, is described as a shy and timid scientific genius. Once he was bit by a spider, he gained super strength, the ability to crawl on walls, and became a popular superhero. In the new Spider-Man movies now more than ever, this depiction of…

Honey Butter Chips

The typography of the main text on this chip bag has a good hierarchy with the rest of the design; dark colors are used over the light yellow bag, which allows the text to stand out. The banner at the top does not go with the rest of the bag, so I don’t like that…