News, announcements, and more.

Press: October 22, 2014

WIRED: Forget cheetah blades. This prosthetic socket is a real breakthrough

When technology meets thoughtful design: WIRED explores our collaboration with LIM Innovations to revolutionize the prosthetics industry and improve the lives of amputees.

Press: October 8, 2014

PSFK: Printed tech envisions personalized monitoring and treatment devices

PARC and Smart Design share a design vision for a smart patch that measures health or delivers medication that can be applied to the skin like a BandAid.

Press: October 7, 2014

WIRED: Personalizing prosthetics

For its Design 2014 issue, WIRED collected 13 exemplars that encompass everything from big ideas to novel forms of expression – including our client LIM Innovations and its revolutionary prosthetics technology.

Press: September 22, 2014

New York Times: High-tech grace notes alter the driving experience

“Cars have secretly been robots for a long time.” – Dan Saffer, Smart’s creative director, talks to the New York Times about today’s car/driving experience.

Press: September 19, 2014

Fast Company: Water Watcher lights up as you’re wasting precious water

Introducing Smart Design’s Water Watcher, a new way to monitor residential water use.

Announcement: September 8, 2014

Smart Design opens new studio in London

Hello, London! Smart Design’s new studio in London is officially open for business – and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of the hottest design and innovation market in Europe (video).

Press: August 31, 2014

designboom: Interview with Smart Design founder Davin Stowell

Our founder Davin Stowell talked to designboom about his career, Smart’s history and core philosophy, and the latest happenings from our new London studio.

Press: August 28, 2014

KCBS: Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Happy Wheels featured in Bay Area News

Smart Design’s collaborator wins service award for Happy Wheels Program.

Event: August 11, 2014

Dan Saffer heads to User Interface 19

Smart Creative Director Dan Saffer brings Microinteractions to UI 19.

Press: August 7, 2014

UX Magazine: What experience designers can learn from Martha Stewart

Russell Blanchard’s latest piece in UX Magazine on what experience designers can learn from Martha Stewart. “Like every good host, brands want consumers to enjoy the experience their products provide.”

Press: August 5, 2014

HBR: How the Internet of Things changes business models

Gordon Hui’s latest piece in Harvard Business Review on how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts business models. “In a connected world, products are no longer one-and-done.”


Press: August 1, 2014

AP: The World Cup’s big winner? Merchandise

An Associated Press story on World Cup merchandise features our partnership with Gatorade to create a new personalized sports fuel system for the Brazil national team (CBF).

Announcement: July 22, 2014

Smart Design moves to London

Hello, London! Smart Design opens a new studio in the hottest design and innovation market in Europe.

Announcement: July 17, 2014

Femme Den: Tory Burch takes on wearables

Shannon Fong, Associate Director of Industrial Design, takes a look at the new collaboration between Fitbit and Tory Burch on the Femme Den website.

Event: July 3, 2014

Carla Diana to speak at TEDxBangalore

Carla Diana, Smart Fellow and a leader of the Smart IxD Lab, heads to TEDxBangalore to speak about 3D printing, storytelling, and future technologies.

Press: June 30, 2014 Gatorade smart bottle brings high-tech hydration to World Cup 2014

Geek features our partnership with Gatorade to create a new personalized sports fuel system for the Brazil national team (CBF).

Press: June 27, 2014

Gizmodo: Brazil’s soccer team has smart Gatorade bottles that track hydration

Gizmodo highlights our work with Gatorade on its new personalized sports fuel system for the Brazil national team (CBF).

Press: June 26, 2014

PSFK: World Cup Gatorade bottles let coaches monitor player hydration levels

PSFK features Smart Design’s partnership with Gatorade to create a sports fuel system for the Brazil national team.

Press: June 20, 2014

WIRED: Why we need to tame our algorithms like dogs

Dan Saffer’s latest WIRED Opinion piece on the way humans and algorithms are learning to interact with each other, hopefully evolving into a more symbiotic relationship. “We need to ensure that these coded systems understand our needs and intentions in order to create products that feel human and humane.”

Press: June 19, 2014

AdAge: Inside the first-ever product design jury at Cannes

AdAge sits down with Smart’s co-founder Dan Formosa to talk about the challenges of the new Product Design category at Cannes.