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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MEET THE TEAM: Annie Beier / Design Researcher

December 12, 2019

We spoke with Annie about human factors research, her background in biomedical engineering, and her secret dream to become a stand-up comedian.

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Design Thinking In Real Estate: Interview with Roy Hirshland, CEO of T3 Advisors

December 11, 2019

T3 Advisors is a Boston-based commercial Real Estate firm that “uses real estate and workplace to unlock growth for the world’s most innovative companies.” The firm has a noteworthy client list that includes LinkedIn, HubSpot, General Catalyst,..

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MEET THE TEAM: Katie Schussheim / Design Researcher

November 25, 2019

We spoke with Katie about her background in industrial design, her passions for reading and sustainability, and the joy she gets from fostering animals.

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