Arena Blog

Marc Escobosa

As the lead designer for nearly all major releases of the Arena application from 2001 to 2012, Marc played the chief role in crafting the user experience for all Arena product offerings and led the Arena website redesign project. A consummate perfectionist with a passion for design, he’s never met a hyperlink he hasn’t followed, especially when it comes to product and interaction design, photography, travel and food.

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The Victor Bike: The bicycle goes even greener

For his final project in the University of Montréal’s design department, product designer Christophe Robillard asked, “If the bicycle is the standard bearer for sustainable transportation, shouldn’t the object itself communicate the same message?” The Victor Bike...

Aug. 11, 2010

Can you teach a robot to flip a pancake?

A robot learning to flip pancakes from Sylvain Calinon on Vimeo. Even if you put science fiction aside, it’s not hard to imagine a seemingly endless number of real-world applications for robotic technology. But have you ever wondered how a...

Aug. 5, 2010

Redesigning the coffee cup

The betacup is a recently completed competition to re-imagine a coffee cup with reduced environmental impact. As many as 58 million coffee cups are discarded every year in the United States alone, and along with most of them, a sleeve that protects...

July 27, 2010