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Smart Cars for Everyone

Connectivity in cars is opening up new opportunities for the experiences we have in our vehicles and the relationships we have with them; it gives drivers more information and greater control than ever before.

Sensel: Ray Kampmeier - The Maker

Sensel: Ray Kampmeier - The Maker

Watch maker Ray Kampmeier control a robot arm with a Sensel Morph!

frog partnered with Sensel, an early-stage start-up and graduate of Stanford’s StartX accelerator, to develop the strategy, design, and launch of the Sensel Morph, a next-generation input device that allows creators and innovators to explore endless possibilities in music, art, gaming and beyond. Sensel is a frogVentures portfolio company.

Visit Sensel to learn more: www.sensel.com
Check out their Kickstarter page: kickstarter.com/projects/1152958674/the-sensel-morph-interaction-evolved
See all of their videos: https://vimeo.com/senselco

Sensel: Adriano Clemente - The Musician

Sensel: Adriano Clemente - The Musician

The Sensel team recently worked with Adriano Clemente and Dubspot, a DJ school in NYC to create a new interface for music production/performance. Stay tuned to see what Adriano creates with the Sensel Morph!

frog partnered with Sensel, an early-stage start-up and graduate of Stanford’s StartX accelerator, to develop the strategy, design, and launch of the Sensel Morph, a next-generation input device that allows creators and innovators to explore endless possibilities in music, art, gaming and beyond. Sensel is a frogVentures portfolio company.

Visit Sensel to learn more: www.sensel.com
Check out their Kickstarter page: kickstarter.com/projects/1152958674/the-sensel-morph-interaction-evolved
See all of their videos: https://vimeo.com/senselco

Mobvoi TicWatch: Side By Side

Mobvoi TicWatch: Side By Side

Mobvoi TicWatch: Advancing the smartwatch experience for the Chinese youth market

Mobvoi TicWatch: Advancing the smartwatch experience for the Chinese youth market

Mobvoi approached frog to design a unique product in the smartwatch category that would not only offer new functionality, but also be aesthetically appealing to China’s youth market. Together, frog and Mobvoi created Ticwatch, a first ‘fully Chinese’ smartwatch.

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Human-Centered Design: Why Empathy Isn’t Everything

As a designer I’ve spent the last decade translating human needs and desires into experiences that fulfill them — and I’m convinced: the human-centered design process demands more than just empathy with others; it requires a deep understanding of our own selves.

frog + Google Converge Hackathon

frog + Google Converge Hackathon

Google and frog are bringing together some of the most innovative minds in technology and design. The Converge Hackathon is a platform for the multi-disciplinary collaboration and the exploration of new concepts within the digital sphere; where ideas, technology and human needs converge.

WHAT IT IS ABOUT?

This time the Converge Hackathon is going to be about new ways of experimenting with media. Here are the challenges you will be asked to tackle:

SEAMLESS
Our media consumption increasingly transcends formats and devices. We expect seamless transitions from TV to mobile to gaming console; or even to use them all simultaneously. What is the next frontier for seamless multi-media interactivity?

UBIQUITOUS
The way we perceive, produce and share information is changing. What does the future hold for our daily terabytes of user-generated content, data and news? And how can we empower mass communication and self-expression for content and creators?

DEEP
What is the future of sensing in media? Will augmented reality deliver on the promise of immersive media? Or will other technologies help realize an experience even richer in context and emotion?

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The Resume of the Future

Legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci authored the first professional resume. Written for the Duke of Milan, it consisted of 10 points that emphasized da Vinci’s military engineering expertise, while only briefly mentioning his adeptness in painting and sculpture. In concluding his resume, da Vinci described its intent as an endeavor “to make myself understood to Your Excellency for the purpose of unfolding to you my secrets, and thereafter offering them at your complete disposal.” The spirit of this initial intent remains, but the resume itself has evolved greatly since da Vinci first penned his 10 points.

BNY Mellon Digital Identity

BNY Mellon Digital Identity

To reintroduce BNY Mellon—the financial powerhouse founded by Alexander Hamilton—to a new audience, frog crafted a digital-first identity that reflects their integral role as the investments company for the world.

frog & Kidaptive Present Learner Mosaic

frog & Kidaptive Present Learner Mosaic

Kidaptive, creator of an award-winning iPad app for preschool learners, tapped frog to create a companion experience for parents to engage in their child’s learning process. The result was Learner Mosaic, a mobile app for parents that offers insights about their preschooler’s development and personalized recommendations to support the child’s progress.

Expanding National Service: Franklin Project Service Year Platform

Expanding National Service: Franklin Project Service Year Platform

To meet increased demand for national service year opportunities, the Franklin Project is developing an online platform to match young people, nonprofits, and funders. frog helped imagine what this new 3-way marketplace could do and created a video demo that secured funding for a $6 million development phase of the new platform.

Code the Future

Code the Future

On July the 19th frog Milan hosted, a hackathon calling all coders who would like to work on the cutting edge of design and technology.

As a designer (Laura L.) and a computer scientist (Alex) at frog, we often discuss the opportunities we encounter to bring the tech and design communities together by creating a collaborative, hands-on experience under the flag of creativity and innovation. After several successful design events hosted by the frog Milan studio -- such as the World Information Architecture Day, the Milan Design Week open day, and the Creative Mornings chapters -- we thought it was finally time to experiment with a cross disciplinary event.

We decided to embrace the hackathon format and giving it a “frog twist” – an offer to developers to experience frog’s unique process by providing them with intensive mentorship and guidance on UX, design, and technology, and creating hybrid teams in which designers and technologists can work side by side.

Music by: "Twinkie" by Podington Bear

Designing Your Future With The Connected Car / SXSW

Designing Your Future With The Connected Car / SXSW

Join frog designers, program managers & car lovers in a workshop to explore possibilities for the connected car of the future. #SXSWfuturecar
SXSW 2015 PanelPicker Submission

Healthcare Design Advice

Healthcare Design Advice

Backpack PLUS Toolkit

Backpack PLUS Toolkit

Unicef, MDG Health Alliance, and frog worked with more than 60 organizations to design a comprehensive toolkit to empower and activate Community Health Workers (CHW). Backpack PLUS promises to improve CHW effectiveness and engagement, resulting in more lives saved.

The Vision Behind Project Ansible

The Vision Behind Project Ansible

Business starts with a conversation. We're about to change the conversation.

Video Production by UnifyCo

Design+Engineering: Sound United

Design+Engineering: Sound United

Sound United partnered with frog to design the next generation of personal audio products for their 3 brands - Polk, Boom, and Definitive. This short discusses the the key design principles, signature features, and mechanical engineering for the first wave of new products.

Aging In Place: Part Two

Aging In Place: Part Two

What are the best ways to take care of someone you love as they age? Frog conducts primary research to better understand an aging population.

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Feb 24

Verge NYC

frog Associate Creative Director Jennifer Dunnam will lead a curated conversation on "Elasticity in Social Innovation."

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Jan 29

Innovate Tufts Week

frog strategist Alessandra Valenti and Interaction/Industrial Designer Damon Ahola will lead a design thinking workshop in collaboration with Innovate Tufts Week.

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Feb 24

Mobile World Congress

frog CEO Harry West will join a panel within the PWC Digital Revolution Summit on the theme, “Designing and Engineering the Industrial Internet.”

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Mar 2

Interaction16

frog Associate Creative Director Christine Todorovich will give the talk "This Young Moment: Interaction Design in the Age of Hyperrealtime."

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Feb 2

Design Driven Innovation

frog CEO Harry West will deliver a keynote speech on how transformation design can spark innovation and help companies scale.

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mAgri Design Toolkit Now Available

frog partnered with GSMA to create the mAgri Design Toolkit. It is a collection of tools to help develop and scale mobile agriculture with a user-centered design approach.

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Jan 20

WEF Annual Meeting

frog CEO Harry West will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Jan 15

TechSAge Competition

frog Executive Strategy Director of Healthcare Lindsey Mosby will be a judge for the TechSAge Competition, which seeks to inspire designers to develop technology-enabled design solutions for the aging population.

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Nov 21

Interaction15

frog Executive Creative Director Jason Severs will deliver the keynote speech, "Immense Sensibility: An Experience Intelligence for the Human Condition."

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Nov 12

Slush

frog Executive Director, Social Impact Design Denise Gershbein will speak on a "Wearables for Developing Economies" panel with UNICEF Innovation and ARM.

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Denise Gershbein Knows Design Is A Pathmaker

frog Executive Director of Social Impact Design, Denise Gershbein, recently spoke with Doreen Lorenzo as part of a series of interviews with women in the design industry.

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Nov 4

Web Summit

frog VP Technology Strategy Patrick Kalaher will moderate "An ecosystem of everything: towards seamless IoT" on the Society Summit Stage.

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Nov 13

Incite Summit East

frog VP of Global Innovation Strategy Tim Morey will speak on the panel, "Your Customers Know The Value Of Their Data - So Deliver Marketing That's Worth It"

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Nov 4

RDV Design Conference

frog Associate Creative Director Jennifer Dunnam will give the talk, "Designing for Emotions."

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Parking As a Transformative Act

Article by Patrick Kalaher, VP of Technology Strategy at frog, on what happens when parking adds value to our lives.

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Oct 29

Designers + Geeks

frog Associate Creative Director James Song will speak on "Emotion is Risk: Why Brand Matters to Product Design."

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Oct 8

Mobile 360 Africa

frog Principle Designer Roberta Tassi and Senior Program Manager Lilian Tse will speak on "Unlocking the rural market with user centric product design."

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Oct 13

SMASH Senior Care Marketing Sales Summit

frog Executive Director of Design Research Jon Freach and Creative Director Drew Miller will lead the product and service innovation workshop, "Senior Care by Design."

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Oct 2

REBASE

frog Associate Creative Director Kara Pecknold will deliver a talk entitled "Design for Good Grows Up."

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Oct 1

25th NIC National Conference

frog Executive Strategy Director of Healthcare Lindsey Mosby will speak on the panel, "2026 Boomers: Envisioning the Aging Revolution"

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Sep 25

Better World by Design

frog Executive Creative Director Jason Severs will be making the case for globally coordinated design interventions around the human experience to positively affect change at the scale of civilization.

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wired

This Modular Touchpad May Be the Future of Input Devices

HERE IS A paradox of our times. In recent years, computers have become ridiculously portable. Tablets, laptops, and even some gaming PCs are incredibly sleek and light, making it easier than ever to do whatever from wherever.

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Nov 14

Art+Bits Festival

frog Senior Interaction Designer Simone Rebaudengo will join a panel on future casting and speculative design.

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Oct 24

Push Conference

frog Senior Interaction Designer Simone Rebaudengo will keynote on the future autonomous products that live with us.

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Sep 8

Wearable Tech EXPO Tokyo

frog Creative Director Siddharta Lizcano will offer insights into the wearable technology movement in Asia and the available opportunities for companies in the talk, "Making Wearables Fit in Asia."

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Sep 17

Boston Data Festival

frog Principal Director of Data Science Charlie Burgoyne will speak on how the evolution of data science has permeated into product vision and design in the talk, “Data Driven Product Vision.”

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Nov 4

Ad Age Brand Summit

frog Vice President of Creative Tjeerd Hoek will speak on the panel, "What's Under the Hood? Building Better User Experience on Mobile."

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Tech Trends 2015

It’s our favorite time of year – when frogs from around the world examine the state of technology’s future.

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Aug 26

What's Next Speaker Series

frog Sr. Strategist Venetia Tay Senior Strategist and Principal Design Researcher Roberta Tassi will speak on a panel in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Aug 13

Innovation Outpost

frog VP of Innovation Strategy Tim Morey will speak on "The Role of Innovation Centers in Building Trust."

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Aug 27

SYDNEY TREND SEMINAR

frog Executive Creative Director Rainer Wessler will deliver the keynote on future consumer trends.

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Aug 18

SINGAPORE TREND SEMINAR

frog Executive Creative Director Brandon Edwards will deliver the keynote on consumer trends in the APAC region.

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Jul 22

Saving Lives at Birth

frog Associate Creative Director Jennifer Dunnam and Associate Strategy Director Anthony Gregorio will be mentoring innovators around human-centered design.

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Jul 14

Product Tank Munich

frog Associate Creative Director, Ingo Feisthamel will lecture on "Design for Desire."

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Jun 24

Båstad: IOT

frog Executive Technology Director, Nelan Schwartz will speak on how designers and makers of connected things can ensure they do not lose sight of the human condition along the path to innovation.

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Jun 11

MTMG Milan

frog Executive Creative Director Thomas Sutton will speak on "Rebooting Healthcare: the connected health revolution."

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Jun 11

Northside Innovation

frog Executive Creative Director Jonas Damon will speak on the panel, "The Invasion of the Wearables."

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Typical meeting in the#frogAustin studio. Happy Friday.

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RT @lynda: Everyone's talking about design thinking, but what is it? And how can you use it? Here's what you need to know: https://t.co/abo

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RT @TPCLab: Thanks to @frogdesign for letting T Lab move in for a month! Excited to see what services we come up with together. https://t.c

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It's been amazing to see this community grow over the last year. Thanks for investing in us. We are eager to hear more from you. What would you like to see more of this year? Wishing all of you a happy 2016!#design

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Because it's never too late to say we are grateful for our community. Happy 2016! https://t.co/bAKB7syeMU

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With the start of a new year, the exciting question is: What technology trends will radically transform businesses in 2016 and beyond? Check out the link in our bio to read 15 technology trends driving companies to reinvent themselves.#design#techtrends

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#tbt Halloween 2015#frogSF

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For the month of October,#frogSF studio members embarked on a challenge: to draw something every day for 31 days. This gallery show features a diverse selection a works from the project, with mediums ranging from pancake batter, to chalk, paint, and digital renderings.

3 months ago

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Does the Internet of Things host everything? How cohesive can we expect IoT to become? Technological innovations, but also social and cultural shifts are needed to foster an eco-system where connectivity is truly seamless. Catch Patrick Kalaher at Society Summit Stage Nov 4 at 2:05pm.#websummit#websummit2015

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The Halloween spirit is alive and well in#frogSeattle. Can you spot the original?

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#frogShanghai shows off the translated version of The Ride Ahead.

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#frogSF, participating in the annual Designer Dodgeball Classic, decked out in Bavarian-style uniforms in honor of our German roots.

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Behind the scenes:#frogFilm on set with artist Josh Ellingson using the new Sensel Morph.#frogVentures Learn more about Sensel at Sensel.com

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Inspired by Inges Idee's exhibition, "Personal Absurdities," from Berlin in 1997,#frogNYC made 34 pairs of foam core shoes so that everyone would be 6'4". Photo by @xyfeng

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#frogShanghai shows off its Learning Wall, our#frogCamp initiative to encourage internal sharing across studios.

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From frog Roberta Tassi: The perfect working table for#frogsInNairobi this afternoon at The Hub East Africa#iHub

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frog Venetia Tay interviewed by BBC radio on the#iHub terrace on how to bring human-centered design to the tech scene in Nairobi#frogsInNairobi

7 months ago

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frogs Venetia Tay and Roberta Tassi are at#iHub in#Nairobi for the next eight weeks. Follow their story at#frogsInNairobi

7 months ago

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Patrick Kalaher, VP of Tech Strategy at frog, presents Being Bayesian: Strategies for modeling before, during, and after product creation at#SolidCon in San Francisco.

8 months ago

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frog Denise Gershbein @ecgbean and Blair Palmer from UNICEF's Innovation Lab chat with Gideon Litchfield at#qznextbillion. Today, frog, UNICEF, and ARM launched the#wearablesforgood challenge. Learn more at wearablesforgood.com

9 months ago

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#frogSF kicks off Monday with a salute to National Plaid Day. "Yeah, it's a thing."#design

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@karapecknold presents the frog Collective Action Toolkit during#ds15#frogImpact. Check out frogdesign.com/cat to learn more.

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Participants show off their prototypes at#ds15 during frog David Cleaves' workshop on prototyping a connected mobility for real people.#design#IoT

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frog Andreas Markdalen presents at#ds15 on the future of automation and#design.

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A special brew for#DS15 in London. Click location to see the rest of our speaking lineup for the week.

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Behind the scenes at#frogSF

10 months ago

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Project team in#frogSF kick off Monday morning meeting with a tribute to Inside the Actor's Studio, the#design version.

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frogs Cobie Everdell and Denise Gershbein participate in @tippingpoint#TPCLab Playback workshops.

10 months ago

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A packed house at HUB Singapore for the#AgingByDesign panel featuring Executive Creative Directors Lindsey Mosby and Brandon Edwards.

11 months ago

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frog Adam Pruden introduces his wearable drone concepts at#SXSW2015

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The frog Designing Your Future with the Connected Car workshop is underway at#sxsw2015#sxswcar

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#frogMilan preps for the Google + frog#converge hackathon March 7th. The event is a platform for the multi-disciplinary collaboration and exploration of new concepts within the digital sphere.

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Purpose. Connected. Ambitious. Beautiful.#frogSF visual designer @elibmyers talks about the four principles he follows to create quality work.

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Evan Bacon, a master Lego builder, poses with visitors and his Lego THOR sculpture at our frog Austin studio. Photo by frog @sarahbwe

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From#MWC15. An excavator in Sweden being operated using a control cockpit and VR system (Oculus Rift).

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frog Executive Creative Director Denise Gershbein on#impactdesign. "All design has social impact."

1 year ago

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frogs know how to do#Halloween. Happy Monday, ya'll.

1 year ago

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Our first#InsightsmAgri post from the field. One of the things we seek out to accomplish when we talk to our participants is to screen and capture the “extreme users” of any given industry. The reason being is that by identifying the fringes of such archetypes, this helps to inform what the average profile looks like much more precisely than just interviewing the most average at all times.

1 year ago

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Taylor Hamilton, Principal Film Designer, curates this month's internal#frogSF gallery.

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Ethan Imboden on relearning design through entrepreneurship, onstage at#wiredbydesign.

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frog Jonas Damon spoke at#WiredByDesign about what inspires him as a designer. Up next, Ethan Imboden...

1 year ago

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#frogSF competing in the 10th annual Design Dodgeball Tournament in San Francisco. Happy Friday.

1 year ago

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Custom kettle corn for our#NewCoSF event. Don't worry, we made some for all of you!#frogSF

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When smaller darts are no longer sufficient for studio battle, the frog industrial designers create their own upgrades.#frogSF

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#frogSF collage & assemblage workshops are back. Photo via @izaakb

2 years ago