While I am a designer I don’t moonlight as a DJ like a lot of other designer’s do. With that said I found the above video about The iPad DJ: @ranajune to be fascinating to watch. Sure the technical talk made sense but what really got my attention was when she described how a lot of expansive technology got compressed to a format that is accessible to anyone that is interested. While she was talking about DJ apps, there’s a parallel to other tools that could be used for rapid testing of products. This quote at 16:50 illustrates what she means… “Now that you’re able to hold it in your hand as a user I can already tell you what I’d like to see with these apps, so in that case I feel like over the next four weeks there will be some real amazing apps coming out. What I like about this whole concept is that anybody who has a curiosity doesn’t have to be afraid of the barriers to entry and they can just come in and just mess around and learn about ideas about BPM, beat juggling, beat mashing. No one is going out to buy a huge dj setup to just experiment but the iPad really does bridge the gap there…” If you exchange the dj tech words near the end with something a different product uses, the results to make something better in quick order has a lot of potential.