Latest News & Events

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

Naz Mirzai Presents on Changes in Design Research

August 29th, 2016

At the 20th: DMI Academic Design Management Conference, Service Designer Naz Mirzai presented a compelling paper on changes in the practice of design research.

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Innovative Wine Technology from Coravin

August 16th, 2016

Essential helped bring form to this innovative wine technology that allows you to pour a glass of wine without removing the cork.

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Essential Awarded for Urban Design Concept

August 4th, 2016

Essential took home 2nd place in a 3-day design challenge to activate the underutilized space under the I-93 overpass in Boston.

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Nix Launches nixbiosensors.com

June 30th, 2016

Congratulations to our friends at Nix for launching www.nixbiosensors.com. They’re building a wearable biosensor that tracks hydration levels and provides athletes with actionable data.

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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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