News and Ideas

News and Ideas

Julie Heard Partner Mixer Design Group Austin, TX

Assembling an Aesthetic: Julie Heard FIDSA, Partner

The thing that was most impactful for me when I started out in industrial design was the Memphis design movement. This was a group of Italian architects who formed a design collective and started to create objects. I didn’t know it at the time, but I’ve since learned that the name was inspired by a Bob Dylan song.

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Bennett Nadeau - Mixer Design Mechanical Engineer

Spheres of influence: Bennett Nadeau, mechanical engineer

I got them as a gift when I was in high school. Then there were some incidents where little kids were swallowing them and getting them stuck in their stomachs and they became illegal. I’m glad I got mine before then.

 

I would just sit and watch TV and play with them for hours. Even now I have them at my desk—I play with them when I’m bored or stuck. They make all sorts of cool shapes. They represent endless possibilities. They are irresistible, these little round magnets. They’re called Bucky Balls.

 

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Matt Storey : Lead Designer Mixer Design Group

A dream car took him far : Matt Storey Lead Designer

The Ferrari 288 GTO was released around 1984. I was probably about 7 or 8 when I first noticed this car in a book I checked out from the library. I always idealized that car.

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Mixer Mechanical Engineer Olivia Gann

Mixer Engineer creates AWEsome Women's Engineering Group

Mixer Mechanical Engineer Oliva Gann has helped create this AWEsome group - Austin Women in Engineering (AWE).  All interested parties can go to their website and sign up for their listserve.
 

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RunIQ Watch Engineered by Mixer Design

New Balance and Intel enter the Sport Watch Wearables Market

Check out this cool new fitness tracker sport watch introduced at CES that was developed for New Balance by Intel.

This is the site for product details. (RunIQ)

 

Watch the video here (RunIQ video)

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