DESIGN THINKING: Even Experts Need a Beginner's Mind

May 9, 2019

Our Design Thinking process uses Beginner's Mind practices we've developed to ensure that even the most experienced participants are open to fresh thinking.

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MEET THE TEAM: 10 Questions with Chris Parlato / Principal, Innovation Strategy

May 2, 2019

We talked to Chris about his global explorations, his past life as an architect, and the most common problem he sees companies facing when they innovate.

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Design Thinking is Business Thinking

May 1, 2019

Design Thinking is a shorthand that the business world has adopted to describe the combination of creativity and pragmatism that a design mindset brings to the development of new products and services.

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MEET THE TEAM: 10 Questions with Lauren Lu / Digital Experience Designer

April 5, 2019

We talked to Lauren about Digital Experience Design at Essential, her favorite user interfaces, and her 550ft mountain climb.

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MEET THE TEAM: 10 Questions with Kurt Maw / Principal Engineer

February 27, 2019

We talked to Kurt about his views on engineering and creativity, what he looks for in new hires, and how he came to found and run a nationally-ranked cycling event.

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MEET THE TEAM: 10 Questions with Corey Dinopoulos / Senior Digital Experience Designer

January 31, 2019

We talked to Corey about what inspires his work, how he almost took Boston to the Olympics, and his short stint in city politics.

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19 Inspiring Reads for 2019

January 15, 2019

From the beautifully illustrated to the creatively written, and the classically loved to the amusingly offbeat, here’s a list of books inspiring our team (and hopefully you) to reach their goals.

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MEET THE TEAM: 10 Questions with Katja Lierhaus / Mechanical Engineer

January 3, 2019

We sat down with Katja and talk about everything from astrophysics at the Smithsonian to designing footwear for Nike to Portland vs. “Portlandia” and her hopes for the future.

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The Essential Design Holiday Wishlist: PART 2

December 16, 2018

10 more interesting products we're eyeing this season.

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MEET THE TEAM: 10 Questions with Caroline Turnbull Doran / Design Researcher

December 4, 2018

We recently sat down with Caroline to learn more about what exactly a design researcher does at Essential as well as to hear more about her story and the path that brought her to our team.

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