Google Reaffirms its Focus on Hardware at NYC Unveiling Event

From a new Pixel with tiny but mighty upgrades to the Nest Mini's incredible audio, new products from the tech company

Though hardware (phones, speakers, laptops) makes up a small portion of what Google does, their releases remain significant. In fact, with each debut, they come closer to the likes of Apple and Samsung. Especially as Google’s roster of products grows to include smart-home and assistant-equipped products and the fourth generation of its smartphone: the Pixel. Announced today, the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL …

Ivy Ross and the Google Design Studio’s “Comma” at Tokyo DESIGNART

From pastel objects to the brand's soft devices, this new exhibition mixes technology and art

On now until 27 October, Comma, the new exhibition by Ivy Ross and Google Hardware’s Design Studio at 21_21 Design Sight, highlights the design influences of the brand’s newest products, and shines alongside other larger events at Tokyo DESIGNART 2019. Curated by Li Edelkoort, this installation places Google products (a Pixel 4, Pixel Buds, a Nest Home Mini, and others) next to design-forward but everyday …

Interview: Ivy Ross, Google’s Vice President of Hardware Design

Experimentation, curiosity and the customer are at the center of the team's philosophy

In Google‘s recent collection of home and mobile products, all products—regardless of function—fit together in a way that complements their technologies and visual design. That’s in part because of the precise yet fluid vision of Ivy Ross, Google’s Vice President of Hardware Design for the last few years. With experience in various realms—from fashion and jewelry to toys and art—Ross brings a truly unique point …