The Nest industrial design team is looking for a talented Designer. We are passionate about reinventing unloved but important home products by redefining human interaction and its aesthetic quality with strong attention to detail. The Work: At Nest you will collaborate closely with
The Finnish electronics brand Studio Sonik appointed us with the task of developing a class-defining portable speaker that would appeal to European and American audiophiles. The Apex was modeled to be both Bluetooth and waterproof, with the audio output being focus and directed at the angled speaker. This design not only works in harmony with the strategic audio output, but also provides an interesting and aesthetically pleasing look. Adding a rugged and simplistic overmold of durable rubber and
MakerBot is growing its internal design team to help define how people bring new ideas into reality. With touch points across hardware, desktop applications, mobile applications, and web based solutions, the design team at MakerBot is very uniquely seated between the physical and digital worlds. Let’s design the future, together.
Unprecedented user experience greatly improves the process- transforming the task of cooking from a chore to an aspiration. Every design decision revolved around the end-user—from proprietary Insta-Heat technology, to smart temperature sensing, to easy clean accessories. Balance incorporated a high level of technology worthy of the Panasonic brand while keeping the interaction intuitive.
As part of the Creative team, the Art Director will be will be assigned a brand with the responsibility for creative strategy development and execution of brand/product design and marketing materials in alignment with overall brand identity, messaging and strategy.
Whether you are at Outside Lands in San Francisco or at Berghain in Berlin, being embraced by music is an emotional state of being. The sensation of a wall of sound wrapping you up and transporting you to fantastical places was the original inspiration for VOOM 21 by Y Studios.
From 2001 to about 2010 we were spoiled with revolutionary Apple products: The iPod, the iPhone, the iPad. All were category-busters, game-changers. In the years since, nothing (in my opinion) as impactful has emerged from Cupertino. But, as their product line-up matures, it's nice to see they've still got
Someday in the not-too-distant future, a drone designed by a computer will be flown by a computer. That's Eli D'Elia's dream. It's a dream he's working to make a reality by partnering with Autodesk to design the Hooligan 1000, among the first entrants in the newly emerging 1,000 mm
Amid the plethora of keyboards on the market, I find few of them really stand out. But Logitech's K780 wireless keyboard, designed by Netherlands-based Feiz Design Studio, is absolutely gorgeous: The rubberized cradle allows you to rest a tablet or smartphone there. These three white buttons… …make it easy
This December, Polk Audio rolls out their Signature Series of speakers, aiming to "bring the big surround sound theater and music experience into the comfort of your living room." Core77 sketchmaster Michael DiTullo, who happens to be Sound United's Chief Design Officer, put together this behind-the-scenes sketch video explaining the
URBAN ARMOR GEAR (UAG), a leader in the consumer electronic accessories space, is a fast paced, lifestyle driven company that designs, manufactures, and sells rugged, light-weight, accessories for cell phones, tablets and laptop computers. We are looking for a talented 3D Visualizer to join our growing creative team.
Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, Generation 2 uses Wi-Fi and local weather data so you never water when it rains – it makes running your sprinklers easy and convenient while saving you water and money. Generation 2 builds on Generation 1’s benefits by making the device easier to install and test, easier to connect to the user’s network, and more convenient by providing manual controls and an outside mounting kit – all based on customer feedback.
For jaded designers and/or consumers, it's tough to get excited over Google's new products, as they're all derivative of existing offerings. There are some incremental improvements: The Pixel phone can reportedly gain 7 hours worth of battery life off of a measly 15-minute charge, for instance. But taking a close
There was a lot of talk in the '80s and '90s about the paperless office. As personal computers began to proliferate, we were told, paper would go away. We now know the opposite happened, and that we use more paper than ever. Similarly, in design schools of the '90s, one
First, there was the likes of Studio Neat, Craighton Berman, and Don Lehman; then came Scott Wilson, Pebble, and Yves Béhar. Fast forward a few years, and products are among the most successful projects of all time — albeit not without the proverbial “risks and challenges” that a new company
Too early to tell if it'll work, but this is interesting: Snapchat is reinventing themselves as Snap Inc.--and now calling themselves a camera company. "We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate," they write. To reinvent the camera, they've made
Please circulate this among your friends who are not industrial designers. Because just when we think an awareness of our role has finally permeated society, we see we've still got a ways to go. Take, for example, the rash of "How Much Does It Cost to Make an iPhone?" videos.
Anyone who's experienced slow-loading videos and seemingly never-ending downloads knows the pain of a poor WiFi connection. It's a problem many are trying to solve (just take a look at Starry and OnHub), but newcomer Plume thinks they have the solution: magic internet jewels. Advocating for users to ditch
The home health company Plink asked us to design the most user-friendly, kid-centric humidifier on the market. In order to boost sales, we knew we had to design a product that not only has broad visual appeal, but also has to be incredibly simple to interact with. The KidOasis’s playful, bubbly design includes a highly efficient analog dial with safety sensor, and is easy to transport without making a mess thanks to its intuitive upper handle which attaches directly to the base, not the lid. The
The recycling-minded Vamp speaker system is back, and it's doubling down on its creative audio offerings in a new Kickstarter campaign. British designer Paul Cocksedge originally took inspiration from the astounding number of abandoned but fully functional speakers left curbside throughout his neighborhood. After collecting the wayward electronics for awhile,
Minimalism is everything. EVERYTHING. But how do you bravely cut the clutter and cords from your life when your old phone still technically works? The heroic and forward-marching minds at Nicer Studio have studied Apple's technological advances and come up with a fittingly elegant solution. Meet the Apple Plug. With
Palettes are a series of clean-looking dials, sliders and buttons that bring tactility to operations you'd normally perform on-screen. Here's a quick example: I'm mightily impressed at the thought that went into the UX. Take a look at how you set these up: The design seems pretty great. The magnets
mce came to FIT with a need to create their new Mobile Care Expert Zone device. The design had to take in consideration many challenges such as being operate in a demanding retail environment, being able to connect to every device and various cable types. The process had to incorporate both custom and of the shelf components.
Apple's new iPhones don't have the 3.5mm jack. Neither does Motorola's Moto Z. Get over it. These companies, and others in China, ditched the standard jack for a very simple reason: It's obsolete, and it's going away. Intel's been pushing their USB-C standard as the best choice for a replacement,
The Apple announcement of greatest interest to me yesterday was of their forthcoming AirPods. The incrementally better iPhones and Apple Watch were expected, and everyone knew the headphone jack was going away; but with the wireless Bluetooth AirPods we see that they're trying to break new ground. The question is
If you've got a Macbook Pro you know that yes, that strip above the function keys gets uncomfortably hot during processor-intensive tasks. That's fine with me since my fingers are never up there anyway. But it bugs "lifehacker" BenriHacks, who thus devised a coin-based "thermal management cooling method:" I doubt
For over 14 years Kudo Tsunoda has been championing interactive experiences—whether by designing genre-defining features for video games like "Fight Night" or driving the creative vision for Microsoft's HoloLens and Kinect for Xbox. As Corporate Vice President for all Windows 1st Party Experiences, Tsunoda works across hardware and software teams
Even though some of our devices are now wireless, most of us who spend considerable time in the digital world still have a mess of cables to deal with—which explains why cable organizing products are so numerous. The MACO (Magnetic Cable Organizer) from Three1Design is a magnetic cable tie that
When you see photos of classic cars from past decade, they're often beautifully restored, looking better than they did when they left the factory. No such love is given to old computers, as most people don't care. Photographer James Ball, however, does.
We've had a couple of 100-degree days here in NYC, and the only thing that deals with heat less well than me is a laptop. If the CPU isn't kept cool by the cooling fans, the whole thing shuts down. And if you don't keep the fans clean, the accumulated dust and gunk can cause the fans to crap out.
We're always tickled by the obsessiveness of Japanese product designers, specifically the ones who create objects that monomaniacally perfect a single task. But this here is the first one I've seen that I actually want to buy--and it's a $230 toaster. What it does is make absolutely perfect toast, using
Imagine you and a friend are going hiking in the woods, or to a crowded music festival, or visiting a city overseas. Eventually you might split up for a spell, and it would be handy to be able to stay in touch. But at Bear Mountain there are no towers;
The Virb Elite action camera features a color display for easy adjustment of camera settings on the go. The camera is activated via a large sliding switch that can even be handled with gloves. Thanks to the built-in GPS functionality and additional external sensors, data such as location, speed and heart rate are added to the video recordings. The camera rests comfortably in the hand and renders a robust impression.
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