We here at Uncommon Projects are technology generalists. As such, our skill set is broad enough that folks can have trouble pinning down what it is we do. Our solution to this problem has been to create an ongoing portfolio of our work at Uncommon Projects and show what we do by example.
While this works for the most part, there is one major point that fails to come across: we really love what we do. As our office mates (fangohr/hush) and the patrons of the dumbo general store know, we love to talk passionately about our ideas and, whenever possible, make a mess building them out. We got excited as we discussed the potential for this blog, realizing it could be a place to share all those ideas–snippets of lunch conversations, napkin scrawlings, things we wish someone else (with more time or money) would make.
We also realized we could use the blog as a catalyst to take an idea from simple conversation to real world example (or to settle an argument). We imagine the blog is always asking the question “Would it work?” or “How can it work better?”. And we’re hopefully answering those questions with prototypes, photoshopped mockups, drawings, videos and words. Of course, it is a blog, so forgive us for the occassional non-sequiter or rant.
Anyway, we’re sharing this for a reason–we want to hear from you. Questions, comments, crits–bring ‘em on–and if we can inspire a few of you to take solder to iron, screwdriver to clockradio or mouse pointer screenshot, even better.