First-Ever Biodesign Sprint Winners Announced

Biodesign Challenge and Google Hardware Design Studio partnered for the first-ever Biodesign Sprint—a competition where individuals or teams (of up to six people) reimagine how biotechnology can work within the consumer category in more eco-friendly, sustainable ways. Those taking part aren’t just professionals, applications are open to everybody from hobbyists to industry experts. Some 40 teams (20 student, 20 professional) and 170 individuals from 15 …

Polestar 2 Single Motor’s Intriguing Tech

Sporty and sleek, but soft inside, this new EV has plenty to offer

The just-debuted 2 Single Motor from Polestar (an EV brand co-owned by Volvo and Geely) might not be miraculously superior in every way to its primary competitor, the Tesla Model 3—chiefly because it cannot be charged on Tesla’s nearly ubiquitous Supercharger network—but it is impressive. In a quietly Swedish way, it’s quite sporty, the cabin is more luxurious and creative than the Model 3, and …

Ivy Ross + Suchi Reddy Explain Their Design Process For The First-Ever Google Store

Google's Head of Design for all Hardware Products and Reddymade's founder, on a milestone NYC project

Architect and designer Suchi Reddy (founder of the firm Reddymade) worked with Ivy Ross (Google‘s VP of Hardware Design) and Nathan Allen (Google’s Head of Store Design and Special Projects) to realize the technology brand’s first-ever physical retail store. Opened last month in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood, the first Google Store allows visitors to get hands-on with their devices—be that the Nest, Pixel, FitBit or others—but …