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06.12.2017

Inside Carnival's tech-filled Medallion cruise ship


Ever wonder what making the future looks like? CNET shows how the vision of personalized travel is coming to life on the Regal Princess.

well_news

04.14.17

A UI To Make You Fall In Love With Conserving Water


What’s the best way to cut back on water usage? A good start might be understanding just how much water you’re actually using on a day-to-day basis. That’s what the water conservation smart sensor Well is meant to do. Designed and engineered by the firms Matter and Mindtribe, Well is a prototype system of sensors that you hook up to some or all of your water lines, depending on how precisely you want to know about your water consumption.

berkeley_news

03.28.2017

MATTER teams up with Jacobs Institute at UCB.


An engaging discussion @JacobsDesignCal around innovation in design, intersecting the digital and physical spaces. Thanks for joining us!

gameband-news

02.08.2017

This Gameband smartwatch brings classic Atari games to your wrist


The folks over at FMTwo Game have announced the launch of the Gameband, a device which will allow you to play on-the-go through its Android-based OS. And thanks to some collaborative work, the watch will launch with co-branded editions from Atari and Terraria.

obe_news

02.2.2017

ProBowl Makes Dog and Cat Mealtime more Memorable


Obe, a San-Francisco based company founded by Hilary Jensen, is the grand prize winner of the first-ever Pet Care Innovation Prize. The Prize is a partnership between Nestlé Purina and investment firms Active Capital and Cultivation Capital. Obe produces smart pet products that make the day-to-day care of pets effortless so more time can be spent with pets.

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01.05.2017

MATTER teams with Carnival Corporation to deliver highly personalized vacation experiences through an innovative wearable


Las Vegas, NV: In collaboration with Carnival Corporation and a talented team of partners, MATTER is proud to have brought its skills in industrial and digital design to the creation of a transformative vacation experience via the Ocean Medallion™. The first-of-its-kind wearable device enables a personal concierge by bridging the physical and digital worlds to deliver a new level of personalized service not previously considered possible.

leader1

10.10.2016

Lessons on Running a Successful Creative Business


"I thought there was an opportunity in the market for a firm to focus on this convergent design of physical and digital design. Certainly, there are other companies that speak about this, but in reality, they are so focused on strategy work and vision work that they’re not doing so much. I really wanted to focus on “thinking and doing.” says Max Burton

cujo_news

10.1.2016

Cujo is a Product Design Finalist for Fast Company’s2016 Innovation by Design Awards


Cujo is a friendly looking physical device that protects all of a smart home’s gadgets against hacks, malware, and viruses.

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09.14.2016

Graava app changes the way we capture important moments in our lives


Artificial intelligence meets video editing in this small device, which solves the GoPro’s biggest issue: You never know what to do with all that awesome footage. Created by San Francisco design firm Matter, the Graava has sensors that track changes in sound, acceleration, heart rate (the camera syncs to third-party monitors like the Apple Watch), and other data points while you’re filming.

oliver_news

06.21.2016

MATTER brings beauty, convenience and adventure into your kitchen through the connected slow cooker, Oliver.


Before sous vide machines migrated from fine dining to domestic domains, before Keurigs and "The Keurig of Xs" began cluttering countertops, and before we started pulverizing food into a textureless slurry, there was one piece of culinary tech that took America by storm: the humble crock pot.

nike_news

05.26.2016

Max Burton on what we can learn from Nike and Disney's approach to design


The O’Reilly Design Podcast: The future of wearables, hiring designers, and understanding the value of design.

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03.24.2016

Verdigris takes $9M to power its AI energy consumption analytics b2b startup


We hear a lot about the Internet of Things on the consumer side. The oft trotted out example of the ‘smart’ refrigerator that tells consumers when they’ve run out of the milk, and so on. But more serious potential for IoT — and potentially seriously big wins — are likely to be on the enterprise side where connected sensors can be deployed to automate at scale.

magic_band

03.10.2015

Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband