It's a really inspiring and fun task curating content on Kickstarter. It's difficult to concentrate on the topic at hand because you're bombarded with all kinds of ingenious inventions.
If you have ever thought about putting a project on this platform you will be aware of the huge importance of visual presentation. There are some real superproductions, like CLANG, there are interesting inventions with mediocre presentations that don't achieve their aims and banal products that demonstrate excellent promotional creativity, like Freaker USA, which achieve great success.
This selection is aimed mainly at web design and development projects and technological curiosities which have been successfully financed.
Web based projects
- Screencasting a Complete Redesign
Chris Coyier is going to redesign CSS-Tricks and screencast the entire process from start to finish.
- Distance: long essays about design
Quarterly publication featuring long-form essays about design and technology.
- The Manual
Printed journal about design on the web with talented contributors like Simon Collison, Frank Chimero, Liz Danzico or Web Standardistas.
- The Shape of Design
A handbook that documents the hidden steps, methods, and thoughts of the creative process.
- Designer Founders
Non-profit book with personal interviews with startup founders like YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, TypeKit or Behance.
A screencast series dedicated to rigorous, professional web development based on Test-driven development (TDD).
- Code Hero
A Game That Teaches You To Make Games.
A Virtual Letterpress on Your iPad.
- XOXO Festival
Arts and technology festival in Portland. September 13-16th.
Wirelessly share ANY USB storage with iPad, iPhone.
Tech based projects
- MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone
Turn everyday objects into interactive devices and play with them.
- Scanbox - Turn your iPhone into a portable scanner
Portable scanning box for smartphones that takes high quality scans.
- Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android
Pebble is a customizable watch that connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth.
- CineSkates Camera Sliders
CineSkates is a portable dolly system that can take amazing shots.
The Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad.
HD Video Recording Glasses for Facebook
The REM enhancing Lucid Dreaming Mask
- The Pocket TV
Makes any TV a Smart TV.
- Multi-Touch Keyboard and Mouse
Peripherals based on a touch screen technology known as FTIR.