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The boot project
Sunday, 28 October 2007
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We want to post about the Boot project because we were bluffed when we discovered this project and because we find the idea great and trully innovative.

The Boot Project is an education site that teaches people about how snowboarding products are designed and marketed. To achieve that it works around an interactive community that utilizes “open source” philosophy:

The objective of the boot project is to develop a snowboard boot using open source design - the idea that everyone working toward a goal openly creates a superior result. This is the same idea that ‘open source’ programmers have used to develop software for years.

The project is divided in two phases.

Phase One involves reviews of the boots used last season, benchmarks of all the existing boots in snowboarding i order to openly discuss the pros and cons of each design, as well as benchmarks outside of snowboarding for inspiration for new ideas, future trends and aesthetics. The goal of this stage is to create a prioritized list of design objectives that the final boot project design will be measured against.

Phase Two of The Boot Project will get into the Eames Design Process, brainstorming new ideas and looking at all of the details that will make the final design at least as good as the sum of its parts.

Throughout the project, real rider feedback and experience will be used in an ongoing manner, through the comments section of each post.

Read more at: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Wwwsnowbroadereu/~3/176292705/.

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