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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Aug. 11, 2010
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...Continue reading »
Aug. 5, 2010
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...Continue reading »
July 27, 2010
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...Continue reading »
According to Marty Neumeier in his excellent book, The Brand Gap, a brand, simply put, is “a person’s gut feeling about a product, service or organization.” But all too often, when considering a product roadmap, companies become hemmed in by what...Continue reading »
Earlier this year, I posted a video of the production process for the revolutionary Adidas Jabulani soccer ball to be introduced at the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Now, on the eve of the tournament, several players have begun voicing strong concerns about how difficult the ball...Continue reading »
An article in Supply & Demand Chain Executive reports on new research from IDC Manufacturing Insights and IDC Retail Insights. The “Business Strategy and Supply Chain Innovation” report finds that: Improving product quality is the top supply chain initiative for manufacturers and retailers this year, a reflection...Continue reading »
The American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) report that March U.S. manufacturing technology consumption (USMTC) totaled $258 million. According to the AMT website: This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTC program, was up 58.1% from February and up...Continue reading »
March 23, 2010
Dan Nocera thinks he can solve our energy crisis with an Olympic swimming pool. MIT Professor Dan Nocera believes he can solve the world’s energy problems with an Olympic-sized pool of water. Nocera and his research team have identified a simple technique for powering the Earth inexpensively–by using...Continue reading »
Ever since the publishing of Cradle to Cradle, William McDonough and Michael Braungart’s tour-de-force manifesto on the complicity of industrial designers in the filling of our landfills, product companies have been searching for ways to minimize the impact of their products...Continue reading »