News, announcements, and more.

Event: March 10, 2016

Tucker Fort to speak on a panel at this year’s AAFA Executive Summit

Tucker Fort will participate in a “Disrupt or Be Disrupted” Panel at the American Apparel & Footwear Association Executive Summit

Event: March 1, 2016

Tucker Fort to speak at PSFK 2016

Tucker Fort, partner, to co-present with Xavi Cortadellas, Gatorade’s Global Innovation and Design Director

Press: February 25, 2016

Smart Design hires business strategy specialist

Anna Soisalo joins the UK team as strategy head, with a focus on driving the business case for design and helping clients realise business transformation with a design approach

Press: February 24, 2016

Digital Health Age: Building the tools to stop diabetes before it starts

Sean O’Connor talks about how technology and design can influence meaningful change in the healthcare space to tackle type II diabetes before it becomes an issue

Event: February 22, 2016

Joey Zeledón to participate in ‘Future of Food’ discussion

Smart Design Food Lab co-founder, Joey Zeledón, will share his insight on the intersection of food and design

Press: February 16, 2016

Heather Martin featured in this month’s Form Magazine

VP of Design, Heather Martin, discusses her experience as juror of the BraunPrize

Press: February 12, 2016

Health Business: How design can shape the future of healthcare

There are three trends that seem set to transform healthcare in 2016. With the aid of ‘design thinking’, Jessi Pervola looks at each and how design can revolutionise the UK health system.

Press: February 11, 2016

Jessi Pervola discusses the challenges of digital transformation faced by today’s CIOs and IT Leaders

The CIO’s New Mantra: Personal. Helpful. Simple

Event: February 8, 2016

Heather Martin serves as judge for Core77 Design Awards

Heather Martin to join an international panel of judges for the Core77 Design Awards

Press: January 27, 2016

Fueling the Future: Unveiling our work with Gatorade’s Hydration Platform

Leveraging new technology and innovation, the platform has piloted with the Brazilian National Soccer Team, the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and the NBA’s Boston Celtics

Event: January 12, 2016

Beyond Style: Integrating Fashion & Tech

A Smart Salon in partnership with IIT Institute of Design

Event: January 7, 2016

Stephanie Yung to speak at Microsoft’s Hack for Her Summit

Stephanie Yung, Director of Design, will share her insight at Microsoft event, “Hack for Her” Summit, Impact Hub Seattle.

Press: January 5, 2016

Jessi Pervola interviewed for Healthcare Business International

Usability in design and healthcare comes of age

Event: November 9, 2015

Brett Andler to participate in Babson Enterpreneurial Forum panel

Brett Andler, Mechanical Engineer, to sit on a panel during the Babson Entrepreneurial Forum. 

Event: October 29, 2015

Smart Design to Lead a Workshop at the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) Conference

The Smart Design team heads to the 16th annual PLMA conference in Charlotte, NC to facilitate a workshop for energy industry leaders on consumer-focused innovation.

Announcement: October 23, 2015

Schneider Electric launches it’s first consumer based product

Schneider Electric, a commercial leader in energy management and automation, teamed up with Smart Design to develop and launch it’s first ever consumer-driven thermostat, Wiser Air, that is designed to meet the specific needs of today’s homeowners.

Announcement: October 5, 2015

Human-Centered Awareness Campaign Repositions Birth Control

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (TNC) partnered with Smart Design to understand exactly what Millennial women care about most regarding IUDs and the Implant, and to develop a better, more relevant way to communicate its benefits to young women around the U.S.

Announcement: September 25, 2015

Smart Design Recognized as Design Trust’s 20/20 Public Space Champions

In honor of Design Trust’s 20th anniversary, it is honoring 20 champions of public space, including Smart Design’s work for the Taxi of Tomorrow.

Event: September 22, 2015

Bernardo Schorr to speak at NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit

Bernardo Schorr, Interaction Designer, will share insights from his project titled, “The Future of Retail” at the upcoming NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit.

Event: September 14, 2015

Tucker Fort to Speak at SDGC15

Tucker Fort, Partner and Expertise Lead, will be speaking on “Ambitious Innovation: Piloting as a Multifaceted Innovation Strategy at Gatorade” at the upcoming Service Design Global Conference (SDGC15).