Ting, an app to detect stress level and offer meditation, was selected as one of the winners in the 2019 iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD. The project team included Togo Kida (MDE '20), Berlynn Bai (MDE '20), and Lou Zhang (George Washington University).
In preparation for the 19-20 studio theme of waste, incoming MDE students ventured to Save that Stuff, a Boston-based recycling and waste-resource company. Students learned more about waste management, including challenges and recent innovations, as well as related economics, government policy, and consumer behavior. Now, as the semester begins, students will dive deeper into the topic, sorting through...
Saad Rajan and Vivek Hv (MDE '19) have launched Naya, an online platform for the co-creation of custom furniture. The platform grew out of their Independent Design Engineering Project, a year-long project that requires MDE students to develop and prototype a solution to a complex problem of their choosing.
Building off his Independent Design Engineering Project, Julian Siegelmann (MDE '19) launched artnext on August 2, 2019. The service is aimed at making art ownership accessible for more people, while helping galleries increase the odds of selling artwork and raising revenue from unused artwork in storage.
Aretian's Ramon Gras (MDE '18) delivered a TED Talk at Palau de Congressos as part of TEDxTarragona. This talk, "How can we unleash the innovation potential of our city?", covered research on urban analytics and design as developed by Ramon and Jeremy Burke (MDE '18), the two MDE alumni who now head Aretian...
The NASA SUITS team from Harvard University—Erin McLean (MDE ’19), Audrey Haque (MDE ’20), Hane Roh (MDE ’20), Nicolas Oueijan (MDes ’19), Emily Yang (MDE ’20), and Hanif Wicaksono (MDE ’20)— traveled to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to test their competition entry, “Mixed Reality Spacesuit UX Design for Extravehicular Activity Emergency Situation.” Their work was well received and commended for its design and prototyping methodology.
Culinairy Labs, the startup from Manu Ponnapati (MIT Media Lab) and Michael Raspuzzi (MDE '18), will demo at Food+Tech Connect's A.I. in Food panel on Tuesday, March 19. The event explores the future of the food industry as transformed by artificial intelligence and machine learning.