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Human Centered Design, Innovation, NXT, Service Design, Sustainability

This Week Made Real

Boston 10.30.14, 01:51PM by Gabriella DAgostino

Our top reads this week on things we care about—topics of design, service innovation, product development, technology, and healthcare #madereal. Innovation and Creativity Our very own Taylor Reynolds shares her love of creativity while discussing innovation with students at the Brimmer and May School. The Connected Haunted House Check out how some of our practitioners … Read more

Around the Studio

The Connected Haunted House—Bringing Smart Products to the Monsters Who Need Them Most

Boston 10.29.14, 04:39PM by Philip Gedarovich, Fish McGill and Allison Ryder

At the end of the day (or night), our favorite Halloween characters share some of the same basic needs as our human clients: they look to products, experiences, and technology to make their lives simpler, healthier, and happier. Organizations talk about human-centered design, but why should improving the quality of life—or afterlife, as the case … Read more

Sustainability

Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics 2014 Conference

Boston 10.29.14, 04:26PM by Jared Kirschner

I recently attended the Sustainable Brands New Metrics 2014 conference in Boston, which brought together executives, sustainability teams, supply chain managers, investors, brand strategists, and product designers to ask, “Why do companies and brands choose sustainability?” Continuum brings a unique perspective to this question—we are experts in conducting user research, synthesizing research into design insights, … Read more

NXT, Service Design

Getting Served in Stockholm

Boston 10.27.14, 10:38AM by Sean Brennan

#SDGC14.  The service design network’s global conference. Sweden.  Land of coat checks, open flames, and blanket-wearing café goers; where the hot and handsome thrive in a cold, carb-filled environment.  Two weeks ago, in the city of islands, a group of our Envisioners from LA, Boston, and Milan experienced first-hand Scandinavian service.  And, even as our … Read more

Future Made Real, Health Care, Product Design, Service Design, Sustainability

This Week Made Real

Boston 10.24.14, 11:15AM by Gabriella DAgostino

Our top reads this week on things we care about—topics of design, service innovation, product development, technology, and healthcare #madereal. Obsessed with Sustainability What makes one of our very own engineers obsessed with sustainability? Our Allison Ryder explains. The Connected World Harvard Business Review examines how to build smart, connected products. UberHealth How will Uber … Read more

Around the Studio, Sustainability

A More Sustainable Commute

Boston 10.22.14, 10:31AM by Allison Ryder

Andy Boyce is obsessed with sustainability. He drives an electric car to work and powers his home with a combination of micro-hydroelectricity, solar photovoltaic, and solar hot water panels. He’s one of Continuum’s talented engineers, which might explain his propensity to build smart systems and think more holistically about his impact on the environment. But … Read more

Health Care, Innovation, Product Design, Service Design, Technology

This Week Made Real

Boston 10.17.14, 11:25AM by Gabriella DAgostino

Our top reads this week on things we care about—topics of design, service innovation, product development, technology, and healthcare #madereal. Health Technology Our very own Mike Dunkley explains the value of health technology in a recent piece in Venture Beat. Solar Cooking Made Real What happens when engineering and product design are combined with cookware? … Read more

Food Experience, Product Design

Solar Cooking Made Real

Boston 10.13.14, 07:00AM by Allison Ryder

“Nothing went perfectly,” Bodin tells me with a smile as he describes his latest design project. Looking at the Solari Portable Solar Cooker, a compact outdoor slow-cooker fueled completely by solar energy and winner of the international prize of the prestigious James Dyson award in Italy, you’d never think anything went less than smoothly during … Read more

Design Trends, Health Care, Innovation, Product Design, Sustainability

This Week Made Real

Boston 10.10.14, 10:15AM by Gabriella DAgostino

Our top reads this week on things we care about—topics of design, service innovation, product development, technology, and healthcare #madereal. Sustainability Why do consumers choose sustainability? Our very own Kristin Heist explains three factors that influence the purchase of sustainable products. Medical Device Data With the rise of medical devices, healthcare companies must now consider … Read more

Product Design, Sustainability

Why Consumers Choose Sustainability

Boston 10.06.14, 10:15AM by Kristin Heist

Customers don’t always buy green products because they are better for the environment. Principal Kristin Heist explains three other factors that influence the purchase of sustainable product and service options.    Read more

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