Ross Oliver


Sunnyvale, CA

Favorites & Upvotes

  • 1 Favorited Article

Comments

  • 73 Comments
Upvoted Guide Items
Favorited Articles
Favorited News Items
Comments
  • "I can think of several more reasons: hinged doors have an annoying habit of breaking off, latches break so the door won't stay closed, doesn't seal against dust, dirt, pocket lint. I think this design is a solid attempt to address such problems. Why do you believe the UX would have been terrible?"
    on: Sony's Strange Design for a Two-Piece Walkman, Circa 1997
  • "You're all taking this a little too literally. For better or worse, kids imitate their parents. If little Bobby or Jenny sees Mommy or Daddy sweatin' away on a Peloton, they're going to want to do the same.. Nothing to do with burning calories, all about getting Mommy or Daddy to fork over $158."
    on: Hell in a Handbasket: Indoor Stationary Bikes for Kids
  • "While using the negative cut-outs as the opposing pieces is a clever idea, it is poor design as shown by the need to add icons to the base to identify the negative pieces. Too many designers get tunnel vision on one particular aspect of the product which then results in inferior overall design."
    on: Clever Design: A Zero-Waste Flatpack Chessboard and Pieces Made from a Single Sheet
  • "What would you call that color? I nominate Peanut Butter. Don't get me wrong, anything is better than black, white, or gray. Too bad they didn't go with a chocolate brown interior, then it could be like an inside out peanut butter cup. Also note to mobile phone makers: put a polarizing filter on your cameras."
    on: Spotted at the L.A. Auto Show: Nissan's Electric Ariya
  • "If you're going to use a yoke, then make it a real yoke. Don't wimp out and put a bar across the top."
    on: Spotted at the L.A. Auto Show: Kia's EV9 Concept
  • "The shoplifting story is a smoke screen to cover up the real reason: failed attempt to monopolize the pharmacy market: https://wolfstreet.com/2021/10/23/why-walgreens-is-in-trouble-in-san-francisco-and-is-closing-some-stores-its-not-shoplifting-thats-a-purposeful-distraction-from-the-real-reasons/"
    on: So Walgreens has Started Replacing Glass Refrigerator Doors with "Cooler Screens"
  • "The fanning back of the 1938 version is evocative of a seashell."
    on: What the Adirondack Chair Used to Look Like
  • "Labels for the buttons, embossed even. Bravo!"
    on: G-Shock Goes Metal with GM2100 Series
  • "For marking drawer contents, a U shaped metal piece sized to fit over the top edge of the drawer, having a laser cut pictograph of the drawer contents. The metal could be in a variety of colors and finishes to complement the woods. Personally, I think designers' consistent choice to ignore the functional use of their products is a design failure."
    on: Sixay Furniture's Beautiful, Dense Multi-Drawer Storage Units
  • "Really? A map, two vaperware cars, and a bunch of bicycles, that's the best you could come up with? How about Flytrex skycrane delivery drone which you covered https://www.core77.com/posts/101786/A-New-Approach-to-Drone-Delivery-Lower-Packages-From-a-Wire How about Garmin Autoland, the first fully-certified autonomous aircraft landing system https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/aviation/garmin-autoland-achieves-faa-certification-for-general-aviation-aircraft/"
    on: The 2021 Core77 Design Awards Transportation Honorees
  • "A perfect application for those recycled billboard tarps. "Designed to withstand UV and harsh weather conditions." Maybe even purpose-built paths with advertising that pay for themselves.Perhaps a better solution would be to use that $13K to buy all-terrain wheelchairs: https://www.gogrit.us/ Then people are not limited to just the path."
    on: How to Make a Sandy Beach Wheelchair-Accessible
  • "Movie stunt people: these robots are coming for your jobs. Next up: robots go at each other in a John Wick style fight."
    on: Holy-Crap Footage of the Atlas Robot Doing Parkour-esque Tricks
Guide Items Published
Reader Projects Published
Holiday Gift Guides
Blog Posts
Gallery Posts

K

{

Welcome

  1. Forgot password?

K

{

Welcome

Create a Core77 Account

  • Cancel

By creating a Core77 account you confirm that you accept the Terms of Use

K

Reset Password

Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password.