Martine Stillman
Vice President of Engineering

[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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Natural UI: 5 Design Tenets for Uniting Physical and Digital Interfaces

Consumers are seeking out Natural User Interfaces (NUIs)—technology that can be controlled by whatever method is most convenient in that moment, therefore blending seamlessly into our surroundings. Today’s smart devices attempt to achieve this by combining physical control interfaces with layers of digital innovation, from voice commands and gesture recognition to gaze tracking and machine vision. But is this a guaranteed improvement? Not without deliberate design.

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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.

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[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.