Silbermann’s view of design as social engineering was on display when I sat in on Pinterest’s weekly design review. "We start with what we want people to feel and what we want cheap coach bags them to do, and there’s a design that feeds into that," he says. The focus of the two-hour critique was the company’s forthcoming iPad app, which Silbermann believes is critical to Pinterest’s ability to change the way people discover new things. "You can use a tablet in places and at times when your mind is free coach outlet online to explore stuff--like having a beer or sitting on the couch," Silbermann says. "Pinterest was coach factory outlet made for tablets."
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