MadLibs to Flatten The Curve: a social media tool to spark WHO donations

May 14, 2020

Thanks to a simple pair of overlaid bell curves, the “Flatten the Curve” concept is now part of everyday lexicon. It quickly confers a complex concept. Alongside broader public health efforts, that visual has been a powerful tool and catalyst for..

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4 Ways to Optimize Your Home for Quarantine Living

April 24, 2020

A Design Researcher suggests key principles for managing space to accommodate new people, new functions, and new routines.

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MEET THE TEAM: Annie Deng / Industrial Designer

April 10, 2020

We talked to Annie about design for accessibility, why she shifted from art to industrial design, and how she brings her gaming hobby and industry knowledge into her design work.

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Rating the UX/UI Design of Connected Fitness Wearables

March 26, 2020

Over 25% of the US population now owns a smart, wearable fitness tracking device. Yet the user experience between device and app leaves a lot of room for improvement. In this piece, Senior UX designer Lauren Lu evaluates four top trackers and their apps.

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MEET THE TEAM: Rémy Baudet / Software Architecture Lead

March 25, 2020

We spoke with Rémy about digital technology and sustainability, the growth of ambient computing, and his deep love of basketball.

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MEET THE TEAM: Aniket Warade / Industrial Designer

February 7, 2020

We spoke with Aniket about sustainability, design across cultures, and how he almost became a doctor.

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MEET THE TEAM: Ali Cook / Innovation Strategy

January 21, 2020

We spoke with Ali about corporate innovation, working with startups, and how she once wound up building toys for elephants.

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The Things We'd Redesign

January 15, 2020

We asked members of our Design team to tell us about the products and services they’d like to see redesigned in the coming year.

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Essential Design’s Holiday Wishlist 2019

December 20, 2019

Here are 11 items plucked straight from the wishlists of the designers, researchers, and engineers on our team.

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Using Design Thinking to Foster Workplace Innovation

December 17, 2019

Hundreds of Boston leaders gathered at Design Museum Boston’s Workplace Innovation Summit to discuss how we can foster workplace innovation through our environment, tools, and behavior.

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