"Bud" is a smart pregnancy companion that acts as a support system for pregnant women. Designed by Vidhi Goel and Eliz Ayaydin, the device emerged from the design brief of "Reimagining home monitoring" in the Product, Brand & Experience course of the MFA Products of Design Program. The project celebrates pregnancy for parent and child—a precious time that deserves care and attention, and a product category not yet addressed in the from a technology standpoint that is user-centric and humanistic.
Last month, Michael Bierut, partner at Pentagram and one of the most captivating design thinkers and speakers in the world, delivered his "first-ever talk without slides" at the MFA Products of Design Department. In a lecture that is candid and humble, incredibly personal, reflective, and inspiring, Michael examines his "first 10 years and his next 10 years"—sharing his history and dreams from childhood to present day, looking toward the future, and punctuating the talk with side trips to humble ambitions and lessons learned.
RAWSOME is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) for New York City pet owners and their furry friends. RAWSOME is committed to supporting local farmers in the New York Metropolitan area and providing all natural, grain-free, preservative-free, hormone-free and antibiotics-free wholesome goodness to urban dogs.
On October 27th, the entire student body of the MFA Products of Design engaged with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum to create design interventions around The Pen—the much-anticipated digital device that will enable visitors to tag objects from around the galleries, create their own designs on interactive tables, and review their "collections" later on through a online platform.