running words around
design education and visual communication
authored by chris m hughes

DESIGNerd 100+

Monday, 30 January 2012

Question: Why are so many designers bored?
Answer: Because sitting in front of a screen all day is boring.
Solution? Take a break and play DESIGNerd 100+.

A recent arrival in our library is volume three of Kevin Finn's ingenious DESIGNerd 100+ trivia game, with questions, like the one above, posed by Stefan Sagmeister.

Finn developed the concept as an immersive and fun way to support and promote design education. As part of the project, he drafted in some of the world’s most influential designers to set the 100+ trivia questions, including Sagmeister, Steven Heller, Lita Talarico and Finn himself.


Each volume is packaged in a sleek 145mm tall black tin box, and contains 100 beautifully-designed question cards, with each card allocated a category and a score of 1, 2 or 3 points, based on the level of difficulty. Categories include Design Faux Pas, Design Culture, Branding, Advertising, Publishing, Music Graphics and Design History.

Games last as long as you want, or until the cards run out. In the case of our HND students, games seems to be lasting all week.

You can check purchase DESIGNerd 100+ at their website.