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About Peter Ridge

Peter is a product development and management professional whose career has spanned from computer hardware and software engineering to product packaging, print advertising and user experience design. He is a published author and has applied his skills to a variety of businesses from start up ventures to top-10 media companies.

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Computers and electronic gadgets are all the rage, but what about the mighty pen? Is it an old, outdated device? Maybe a bit boring? Hardly! See what happens when you combine elegance, solid titanium and clever design. Lately, we’ve been…

June 26, 2012 by

The location of navigation controls in Web browsers seem to have become less efficient over the years. Originally clustered together on the left-hand side of the URL bar to minimize the amount of mousing required, the Back, Forward, Stop and…

June 12, 2012 by

Smartphones are quickly becoming commonplace for mobile communication, organization and anytime access to the Internet. However, staying aware of various notifications and even the current time is not very convenient when you have to keep pulling the phone out of…

May 29, 2012 by

A red dot award-winning design by Daniel So, the Duo Tapware effortlessly transforms from a mild-mannered faucet to a drinking fountain. Flip the handle up to turn it on with water exiting from the downward-facing port. Swing the handle clockwise…

May 15, 2012 by

Although the search box in Firefox’s toolbar is handy, it’s really not necessary for searching the Web. Unless you take advantage of having other search engines available via the search box, you can get rid of it completely to regain…

May 1, 2012 by

A feature that has always bothered me about Mac OS X is its restriction on resizing windows. In versions of OS X through Snow Leopard, windows can only be resized via the handle in the bottom-right corner. Why the limitation?…

April 17, 2012 by

Welcome to Aesthetic Crit, a site dedicated to talking about design in its many forms, from interactive and online to letterpress. We’ll be covering the good as well as the not so good and even some of the atrocious examples…

January 14, 2012 by

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