Real impact comes from designing engagement

April 16th, 2015

Technology needs to be more than just “new” to be a hit. Successful technologies that make an impact engage their users in ways that build strong, and even emotional, connections. Read more…

Bring the “I” back into “T-shaped” people

April 13th, 2015

Good communication and collaboration between design, engineering, strategy and brand functions is vital to delivering the types of products and user experiences that will succeed with today’s demanding customers and consumers. Read more…

Call for Entries: The 2015 Robert Howard Next Step Award

April 8th, 2015

We’ve officially launched the fourth annual Robert Howard Next Step Award in celebration and memory of our treasured colleague. Read more…

Design excellence recognized with four Red Dot Awards

April 2nd, 2015

humangear’s GoBites family of portable utensils and the Alta TV from BOE win

The prestigious Red Dot Design Award committee announced March 30 that LUNAR has won four 2015 Red Dot awards: three Red Dot Product Design Awards for collaboration with humangear on their GoBites family of portable utensils and a “Best of the Best” Red Dot Award for our design of the Alta TV from BOE. Read more…

Why The Apple Watch Could Succeed (Even If It Fails)

March 9th, 2015

In a new article on Fast Company‘s Co.Design site, LUNAR’s John Edson considers how the Apple Watch could balance tradeoffs between functional novelty and personal expression – tensions that have plagued watch innovation for years. Read more…

Housewares 2015: Revisiting eight “don’t miss” trends in Housewares

March 6th, 2015

Last year, in anticipation of the 2014 International Housewares Show (HIS) in Chicago, recognized product designer Mark Dziersk provided some keen insight into “what’s next” for the Housewares market. On the eve of this year’s show, Mark takes a look back. How right did he get it? Read more…

The award-winning Alta TV: It’s all about longevity

March 5th, 2015

Earlier this week the iF International Forum Design GmbH announced that LUNAR has won the iF Gold Product Design Award for the Alta TV from BOE. Our Munich and Hong Kong studios closely collaborated on this notable project.

The prestigious iF award is given annually. More than 50 international design experts evaluated 3,500 entries in 17 award categories. Entries came in from 48 countries, showcasing the continued international reach of the iF design awards. We’re thrilled to receive this recognition.

The 4K Alta TV is all about longevity. The magic thinness transforms a technical product into a premium life-style object that becomes part of your home, like classic furniture or lighting. We’ve reduced the product to its essence, while expressing an iconic, charismatic and timeless design.

At the same time, we wanted to pursue a simple experience that spanned a range of touch points – TV, remote, media box, UI, packaging, quick start guide and service. In our drive for simplicity and attention to detail we of course had to address the annoying messy cable situation that most TVs force upon you. Our solution: one cable – executed in a beautiful red textile cover.

Ultimately, we were expressing a vision of “intelligent minimalism” for a completely new consumer brand at the intersection of lifestyle, technology and beauty.

Congratulations to the great teams at BOE and LUNAR for this great honor. Learn more about the Alta TV from BOE here.

LUNAR Kicks Off its 31st Year with Four Awards

January 21st, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce four new design awards that recognize LUNAR’s outstanding work and charismatic impact. Read more…

7 trends you’ll see at CES 2015

January 5th, 2015

2014 brought us twerking, Sam Smith, better smart thermostats and the promise of the Apple Watch. Here are seven trends we expect to see in full bloom at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show that will impact technology and lifestyle products throughout 2015: Read more…

Enhancing TABLU to meet user needs [Part 7]

December 18th, 2014

Our seventh episode in our ongoing Icon-o-Cast TABLU series looks at what we’re learning from our latest round of user research and how we’re building two new modules into the app. Read more…

The Usability Ecosystem of Medical Design

November 20th, 2014

Design work for the healthcare industry is fundamentally different than design for other markets.

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Mark Dziersk speaks at Milwaukee’s MIAD

November 10th, 2014

If you’re in Milwaukee this week, don’t miss our own Mark Dziersk presenting at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Read more…

Cultivating “caring design”

November 6th, 2014

Care—the concern we feel for the well-being of others and ourselves—is essential for the health of our relationships that make up the web of life; care itself is what makes life meaningful. Read more…

SPARKs of Gold and Silver for LUNAR

November 6th, 2014

The SPARK design community has announced its 2014 Product Design Awards and we’ve won two: a Gold award for the Belle-V ice cream scoop and a Silver award for the ecobee3 wi-fi thermostat! Read more…

Illumina Sequencer Helping to Battle Ebola

October 28th, 2014

As researchers and health care workers worldwide aggressively engage with the worst outbreak of Ebola in history, long-time LUNAR client Illumina is helping to understand and battle the virus. Read more…