Martine Stillman
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[Download] Sustainable Design: Minimizing the Environmental Impact of a Product’s Materials & Manufacturing

Hey! Since posting this, we created a rad ebook that lays out our entire Sustainable Design Process, which is now available for download here.

At Synapse, we define Sustainable Design as maximizing environmental, social, and economic benefits over the entire product lifecycle. This downloadable guide is an extract from our Sustainable Design Process, detailing the last stage—"“Select & Execute Relevant Strategies”—in particular, the strategies for minimizing the environmental impact of a product’s materials and manufacturing.

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June 29, 2020

Sidewalk Detection on the Edge and Shared Micromobility: A Solution Analysis

As the only form of public transit that is readily capable of supporting social distancing, shared bikes and scooters will be an essential component of an effective urban economic recovery strategy in the coming months. Prior to COVID-19, the city of San Francisco announced that future shared scooter platforms will be required to have deterrents to riding on sidewalks. Naturally, being both SF residents who will be affected by this decision, and curious engineers with micromobility industry experience, we decided to leverage our expertise in machine learning to explore the specifics involved in implementing a system which can determine if a scooter is riding on a street or a sidewalk.

June 18, 2020

Embrace Ambiguity to Expose Winning Product Architectures

Architecture development for innovative products is exciting because options abound and we can exercise our creativity. At the same time, uncertainty lurks in the user experience, business case, and technical realms. Learn how we navigate this challenging terrain to help our clients deliver world-class products to market.

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June 14, 2020

[Watch] Virtual Panel Recording: Do Better. How to Improve the Sustainability of Your Products

An expert-packed panel discussion exploring the opportunities, challenges, and tradeoffs associated with sustainable product development.

June 15, 2020

[Download] Do Better. Sustainable Product Design Ebook

As a product development consulting company, we are in a unique position to drive sustainable design across industries—and we don’t intend to stop there. Instead, we are sharing our work to help others design more sustainable products and systems. This ebook abstracts our sustainable design process into easy-to-use tools, which can be applied to any hardware product development.

April 22, 2020

[Download] Sustainable Design: Minimizing the Environmental Impact of a Product’s Materials & Manufacturing

Get a look into the last stage of the Synapse Sustainable Design Process—“Select & Execute Relevant Strategies"—with this downloadable guide.