Mom’s insulin pen

An engineer’s first hand experience with motherhood, apple pie, and diabetes With friends, family, and at dinner parties, the question is inevitable: Of all the products you’ve worked on, what is your favorite? The...

Playing with Fire

Designing a product so that it can’t cause harm is hard to do. It's even harder when you consider the the consequences of mis-use. Add kids to the mix, and the matrix of possible mis-use can be overwhelming.

Seeing Things Differently

The next time you’re engaged in a design problem, try on a different pair of glasses, and see what happens.

Clean Water

Sometimes, a great design solution comes from re-thinking the problem. Some musings on the delivery of fresh drinking water to people around world.

F5 Tornado

I spent the last few days helping my step-sister recover from the effects of an F5 tornado. It gave new meaning to the phrase, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

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