Latest News & Events

A look at what’s new with Essential Design, our clients, and the industries where we work.

Essential Gives Keynote on Disruptive Trends in Building Design

June 21st, 2016

Richard Watson and Chris Parlato opened the 2016 Alliance Innovation Summit by outlining 3 key trends that the building industry will need to keep pace with in the Age of Disruption.

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Evan Hutker Judges Design Challenge

April 18th, 2016

In the “16 Hours to Glory” design challenge hosted by MassArt’s Industrial Design Department, student teams were asked to address the question, “How can we solve public health issues in urban cities?”

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Jeff Mekler Mentors MIT Students

April 13th, 2016

Jeff Mekler taught and mentored students in MIT’s Toy Product Design course- a project-based course introducing students to the product design process.

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Paul Naddaff Talks Design Research at Tufts University

March 31st, 2016

Paul Nadaff, visited Tuft’s new Collaborative Learning and Innovation Center to speak to graduate students in the Human Factors program.

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Evan Hutker at Syracuse University

March 14th, 2016

Evan Hutker gave an engaging presentation on the individual and collaborative value of all disciplines across the design process.

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4 Key Design Thinking Skills You Can Practice with LEGOs

March 3rd, 2016

I recently found myself at The Berkley Center for Creative Entrepreneurship surrounded by piles of LEGO® bricks. And it was not just for play- it was for “SERIOUS” play.

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Self-driving Cars, Virtual Reality, Wearables, and Digital Health: Highlights from CES 2016

January 19th, 2016

Overall, CES 2016 was composed of many iterative technology innovations that we have been excited about for years. However, tech is getting smarter, smaller, more ubiquitous and integrated in more meaningful ways.

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Learnings from the Service Design Global Conference

November 30th, 2015

Service design is the holistic approach to orchestrating customer experiences across all the touchpoints as well as creating value for the service provider. System change, business impact, and quality of life were among the key topics in the conference.

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Lauren West Instructs MIT Mechanical Engineering Students on Design

November 14th, 2015

Lauren West mentors mechanical engineering students as a lab instructor in MIT’s course, Introduction to Design.

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Shure Introduces Electrostatic Earphone System

November 4th, 2015

Shure partnered with Essential to design and develop the world’s first sound isolating in-ear monitors to integrate electrostatic transducer technology.

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