Recession and the Mother of Invention
We probably don’t need to tell you this — in fact, you probably wish we wouldn’t remind you — but there seems to be pretty broad agreement from pretty much every corner that we’re either about to enter a recession or worse. In either case, it may be bad but it isn’t a catastrophe as long as its short-lived. Most of us have already lived through several recessions already, and a lot of us our parents or grandparents experienced something a whole lot worse in the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Still, a period of financial contraction means that designers like the ones who work at my product design firm are going to have start thinking a bit differently. Less expensive materials, more efficient