Studies confirm that tactile input had a positive effect on the evaluation of products, especially for products high in quality. In the last two years, we’ve seen a cultural shift towards “makers” – people who are handcrafting goods — ranging from shirts to dice to food — with high quality materials. The maker movement has four main philosophies:
- If it can be imagined, it can be made.
- A most effective step in refining/developing a thing is collaborating with others on it.
- Begin with the end in mind.
- Making things always combines form with function; the art of making should be appreciated and celebrated. Continue reading