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A Kickstarter campaign was launched last week for Circ-It, a fitness product that Fahrenheit helped develop. The Circ-It Fitness system is a portable complete gym solution to staying fit when there is no time to go to the gym.  It is complemented by an app that is able to track your progress and provide customized workouts just for you.  Check it out here.

Fahrenheit’s relationship with Lifesize continues with the recent launch of the Lifesize Icon 450 system.  The Icon 450 is a Teleconference camera created for use in huddle room collaboration settings.  It is equipped with a smart-framing sensor that automatically adjusts the camera to capture all of the participants in the room.

asuvisit_smallSpencer recently return to his alma mater as a guest reviewer in Arizona State University’s Fall Reviews. He reviewed senior year student’s work as they showcased their research and design solutions to challenging issues. He also participated as a group reviewer for students in the InnovationSpace program.

Spencer participated in InnovationSpace in 2006. You can see a summary of the program and some of his work during his senior year at ASU in this PBS Special.

 

uofh_smallBryan and Zack recently visited the University of Houston to attend Design Odyssey, an annual event of the IDSA Texas Chapter.  Bryan was invited to participate in a panel and had the opportunity to discuss the future of design, career development, and other practical knowledge with the students.

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Fahrenheit collaborated with Chatsworth Products on the development of the Motive Cable Management System, an innovative vertical cable management system, developed to mitigate poor cabling practices, and improve organization.  The system’s door is double-hinged and can open left or right with a simple push-to-close feature.

siting_photo_smallSiting Lin is from Guangzhou, China.  She graduated from Arizona State University’s Industrial Design program in 2016.

Prior to coming to Fahrenheit Design, Siting worked at Shimo, an award-winning start-up company in Beijing, China.  There, she had the opportunity to create the visual identity, and assisted in UI/UX development.

Siting grew up in a creative environment, enjoying handicraft work, such as embroidery, pottery, sewing, drawing, and cooking.  Because her father owns a sports good company, she had the opportunity to see the whole process of how products are made, which in turn inspired her to become an industrial designer.

Outside of work, Siting enjoys reading and photography.


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is a 3rd year industrial design student at BYU. Previously, she has interned at Ergomux, a UX design firm in Salt Lake City.  What Alison enjoys most is discovering and understanding user’s problems, and then creating a solution to meet their needs.

Outside of design, Alison enjoys traveling, volleyball, eating good food, and taking on “for fun” side projects.  Since having arrived in Austin, she has already tried to spend as much time outside as possible, kayaking, hiking, camping, and floating down the San Marcos River.

sunpower_newsSunPower recently introduced the new Equinox Home Solar System.  SunPower teamed up with Fahrenheit to develop its new microinverter and EnergyLink wireless management system.   Equinox is the first solar system designed and engineered by one company. The result is a reliable, elegant system which produces more energy and has fewer visible parts.

 

x1008-1008p_newsFahrenheit Design worked with Dell to develop the design of the x1008.   Intended for use in a small to medium-sized business environment, the small, stackable form factor allows for improved flexibility in positioning and mounting. Featuring eight 1 GbE ports with PoE (Power over Ethernet)  it can be placed on a tabletop or mounted on the wall, or hidden away under a desk. The fanless anodized aluminum housing acts as a heat sink, with the ability to share housing between POE and Non-POE Models.

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Fahrenheit Design would like to introduce our latest hire to our growing design team!

Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Spencer studied Industrial Design at Arizona State.  Having travelled extensively, he returns to Austin from Atlanta where he worked at Thrive.

Spencer has developed products and experiences with Dell, HP, Kodak, Polaroid, E Ink, Homedics, Rubbermaid, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Cooper Lighting, Georgia Pacific, Hamilton Beach, Wolf Gourmet, Kimberly Clark, Mcdonalds, Newell Rubbermaid, and Glade Brand products to name a few, and his work includes consumer electronics, wireless and high end audio equipment, housewares, soft goods, medical devices, and cutlery.

Spencer brings a unique perspective to the team, with his extensive knowledge of materials, production processes, and research methodologies.

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Fahrenheit welcomes our new intern, Jason Brewer.  Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jason is studying Industrial Design at BYU.  He has previously interned at Munchkin, a baby product company based out of California, developing feeding and cleaning accessories. Jason was drawn to industrial design because it gave him the ability to create products that he would want to use.  Outside of work, Jason enjoys weightlifting, outdoor activities, backpacking, and spending time with his wife.

Fahrenheit Design would like to announce and welcome Sean as the next full time employee to join the design team. Spending 5 months as an intern, he got to spend some quality time at the office, as well as explore the surrounding Austin area.  Finding it all to his liking, he decided to stay!  Sean has proven himself to be skilled at the design profession and we look forward to having him on-board as Fahrenheit Design continues to grow.

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WigWag’s line of home automation products was recently honored with a 2015 CES Innovation Award. This award annually recognizes innovative and well-designed consumer electronics. Fahrenheit partnered with WigWag to develop its product line.  You can see the award here, or view the products in person at the Innovation Award Showcase in Las Vegas from Jan. 6-9, 2015.

Fahrenheit at Formula 1

October 31, 2014

2014_fht_group_cotaf1_smallFahrenheit Design had the opportunity again to experience the automotive circus that is F1 as it returns for its third year.  The perfect weather provided ample opportunity to take in the sights (and sunburn).  Although the race cars were not as impressively loud as in years past, it gave everybody the chance to discuss the history, rules, and regulations without shouting to each other through earplugs.  The race was exciting, and where Fahrenheit was located at turn 12 led to some great views of the action.  All in all, a great weekend!

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After the success of the original GO! and its follow on product the GO! Baby, Accuquilt turned once again to Fahrenheit to
help them build out their product suite and come up with “what’s next?”.

The answer to that question was the GO! Big. By adding a motor in place of the hand crank the Go! Big alleviates hand and arm strain, whilst also speeding up cutting by taking larger or multiple dies simultaneously with its wider cutting aperture. With built in safety features and its folding platform for portability and storage, the Go! Big offers the best Accuquilt experience yet. All at the touch of a button.

Fahrenheit Fall Intern

September 15, 2014

sean_pettifordFahrenheit Design introduces our fall term Intern, Sean Pettiford. Studying at Columbus College of Art and Design, Sean has had the opportunity to intern at Zuken Plan, to develop his 3D CAD knowledge. While there, he designed phone cases, consumer electronics, and transportation. This was followed by a stint at Elmers (of glue fame), developing various dispensing mechanisms. Having actively participated in track and field during his high school years, Sean today trains often, planning soon to take on a marathon.  When he is not lowering his 5K run times, he is honing his skills at ceramic wheel throwing and developing his own designs.

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We would like to introduce the newest member of the Fahrenheit Team, Zack Bennett.  Originally from Ventura, California, Zack got his Industrial Design degree from the University of Washington, with a minor in Scandinavian Studies.  His minor led him to spend a year in Sweden, and can now speak Swedish almost fluently.  His previous work experience includes designing multiple iPhone cases, camping equipment, audio products, and furniture at LifeStyleDesign.  While there, he developed a keen sense of brand and trend awareness. One of the several products he has developed is the Grand Trunk Weekender Toiletry Bag.  When not at the office, Zack is an avid gamer (his favorite game being Super Smash Brothers), and self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur.

Fahrenheit Open House 2014

August 21, 2014

group_photo4As part of the 2014 IDSA Design Firm tour, Fahrenheit Design opened its doors to IDSA International Conference visitors last Friday. Those who visited received a free Lego minifig of a famous designer and enjoyed Torchy’s tacos. Two lucky people won the full set of 6 designer minifigs. The night was a great success—we enjoyed meeting lots of new people and making new connections near and far. Thanks again to all who visited!

 

magnusWe would like to introduce the latest member of the Fahrenheit team, Per Magnus Sköld.  Magnus comes to Austin by way of Dallas, England, and Sweden.  He is excited to be able to live closer to family in Austin.  Magnus was trained as a transportation designer and has designed aircraft interiors, telecom equipment, and medical equipment.   Magnus likes photography, cars, and watching motorsports.

Reut earns MBA

June 19, 2014

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We would like to congratulate Reut, who just graduated from the MBA in Design Strategy program (DMBA) at the California College of the Arts.  This program’s curriculum merges traditional business courses with innovation, user experience, emotionally-intelligent leadership and sustainability at a school located in the center of the innovation capital of the world, San Francisco.  She did this while working 4 days a week at Fahrenheit.  Way to go Reut!  


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We are excited to welcome our summer intern, Drew Smith.  Drew comes to Fahrenheit from Whirlpool’s Advanced Design Studio in Chicago where he recently completed a 5 month internship.  He will return to school in the fall at BYU.  In his spare time, Drew enjoys traveling, trying out restaurants, and outdoor activities.  He is fluent in Ukrainian– if you speak it and would like to chat, please give us a call.

TAD-reddotThe Tandberg Data family of network attached storage products designed by Fahrenheit Design was recently awarded a Red Dot Product Design Award. This year, 4,815 entries from 53 countries were judged by a jury of 40 international experts to select the best products of 2014.    Winners will be on display at a special exhibition to be held from July 8, 2014 to August 3, 2014 at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany.

Read more  here…

Modero-X-Good-Design-AwardThe AMX Modero X Series was just announced as a winner of a 2013 Good Design Award. The Good Design award was founded in Chicago over 60 years ago, and is among the oldest and most prestigious design awards from around the world, adding to the numerous accolades the Modero X product line has received.

Designed by Fahrenheit with Douglas Laube, IDM Group

Wearables continued to be a hot item at CES this year. Sports Illustrated ranked their top sports gear for athletes and the Spree Sports Headband was listed as one of their “Best-in-Show.” The headband is catered to athletes looking to use technology to improve their performance and Fahrenheit is excited to see its positive reception amongst the target market.

CES 2014

January 14, 2014

CES-2014Fahrenheit Design was in attendance at this year’s CES to take in new tech trends and also to support clients who were showing new products this year. Among those presenting was WigWag, an Austin-based Kickstarter, showcasing their home automation products designed by Fahrenheit.

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IDSA’s annual conference is in Chicago this year and to showcase 3D Printing technology they are holding a competition for 3D Printed cars that will be launched from a track. After over 100 applicants, 10 designs were selected and Fahrenheit is pleased to announce that Fahrenheit team member Reut Kovetz’s design was selected as a top 10 car to be launched. You can see more of the design here, and more information about the launch here.

Fahrenheit recently worked with Tandberg Data to develop a new line of network attached storage products for the small business sector. Tandberg Data is a European-based storage device company seeking to expand into new markets worldwide. You can learn more about these innovative products here.

Fahrenheit is pleased to announce that it was recognized for two of its projects in the 2013 IDEA award competition.  The Dell Enterprise 12G Powersupply Unit received a Bronze IDEA award in the computer equipment category and the AMX Modero X Series commercial touchpanel family was an IDEA finalist in the commercial and industrial products category. 
 
You can learn more on the IDEA award website here and here.

Nader In an effort to increase the average height of a Fahrenheit employee (as well as to utilize his design skills), we hired on Mark Nader as a design intern for the summer.  He recently finished his Junior year in the BYU Industrial Design program and is originally from Colorado.  We welcomed him with an outing for some real Texas BBQ.  We look forward to having him on the team and hope he enjoys his time is Austin! (photo at Franklins)

Bryan_-BYU_symposiumBryan Hunter, the principal of Fahrenheit Design, was recently asked to present at the BYU ID program’s annual design symposium.  The symposium’s theme was “Finding Your Passion”. Bryan shared his journey as an industrial designer, from discovering the profession to his role today as a design firm owner.  He was able to share insights from his 20-year career and explain how how pursuing your passion is a constantly evolving experience.

New Hire – Reut

March 12, 2013

ReutWe would like to welcome Reut Kovetz as full-time member of the Fahrenheit team!  Reut joined us a year ago as a contract industrial designer and we have enjoyed having her in our studio.  We now look forward to working with her even more.  Reut comes to Austin from Israel, where she was a  soft goods designer.  She is currently pulling double duty, working to earn an MBA in Design Strategy at CCA in San Francisco.

The recently announced LifeSize LRS1000 for Microsoft Lync is designed to extend the Microsoft Lync experience into the meeting room. LifeSize, Microsoft and Fahrenheit all closely collaborated to make this innovation in the meeting room a reality, adding another key piece to LifeSize’s portfolio in the video conferencing space. LifeSize LRS1000

New Hire – Engin

January 28, 2013

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We are excited to announce the addition of our newest team member, Engin Hassamanci. Engin joined us from Chicago, where he worked on designing power tools, housewares and kitchen utensils at TEAMS Design. Prior to TEAMS, Engin worked on transportation and interaction design at Atlas Copco Rock Drills in Sweden. Engin completed his Master’s Degree at Gothenburg University, after finishing his undergraduate studies in Istanbul Technical University. In his spare time, he is learning generative design techniques and improving his skills in illustration, painting and playing music.

The Spree Sports headband was announced at this year’s CES, which is a headband designed for more accurate measuring of body metrics, including heart rate and body temperature. With this data you can find where your body burns the most calories, making it a very exciting product in the performance fitness market. Fahrenheit worked closely with the team at Spree Sports on the design and is excited for its upcoming launch. Stay tuned for more details.

Designed by Fahrenheit with Douglas Laube, IDM Group

Fahrenheit at F1

November 16, 2012

In 2012 Formula One racing returned to the United States for the first time since 2007 with an all-new venue in Austin, Texas. Some of the Fahrenheit team went to see the action and they were not disappointed. Beautiful weather, local food and lots of horsepower made for a perfect day.

Fahrenheit is pleased to announce that the BiKN iPhone case and tags has been honored as a finalist in the 2012 IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards). Click the link for more information.

Fahrenheit worked with Articulate Labs on developing their innovative medical device. Invented to help the millions of people who suffer from osteoarthritis, this device helps alleviate and overcome many of their symptoms and ailments. Click on the link to learn more information.

BiKN was listed as the top technology product in May’s issue of Better Homes & Gardens. Fahrenheit is excited to see this great new product get recognition amongst its target audience, showing the success of both the design and the technology.

Fahrenheit Visits CES 2012

January 25, 2012

CES 2012. Basically the Super Bowl of technology product showcases, Fahrenheit flew to Vegas to see all of the latest in gadgetry and gizmos. 3D TVs, Ultrabooks, and All-You-Can-Eat Buffets were some of the many things that filled us up with plenty of design inspiration for the coming year.

Holiday Sugru Challenge

January 20, 2012

Thanks to everyone who sent their Sugru hacks in! Among the many exciting ideas, here were a couple of our favorites.

The awards for 2012 have been announced and the BiKN iPhone Case and Smart Tags have been named a CES Innovations Honoree Award Winner. Entered in the Wireless Handset Accessories category, the BiKN Case joins a small percentage of products that are given this honor. Look for them at CES in January to test drive this exciting new product.

CES 2012 Award Winners 

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On Oct. 13, Bryan Hunter, Principal of Fahrenheit, visited the University of Houston’s Industrial Design department.   He was able to attend U of H Undergraduate Research Day and review in progress work by ID seniors working in teams with engineering students.   He was also able to tour the U of H facilities and meet some of the ID students.  That evening, U of H hosted a guest speaker, Lisa Krohn of Krohndesign, who shared some of her work in brand design.  Fahrenheit is excited about the quality of work that is coming out of the young U of H ID program and its proximity to Austin.

The new Modero X Series Touch Panels continue to garner attention, as shown by CE Pro awarding the Modero X a BEST Award at this year’s 2011 Cedia, in the Multi-Room Touchscreen Category. 

CE Pro Press Release

Designed by Fahrenheit with Douglas Laube, IDM Group

Fahrenheit is proud to announce that the Latitude Geode Family of notebooks, which were designed together with Dell’s Experience Design Group, has garnered a red dot award this year.

The red dot design awards, held annually in Germany, represent one of the most prestigious recognitions in product design. With over 4,000 entrants and jury members from around the world, they are widely considered the world’s largest and most distinguished product design competition.

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Dell’s new Latitude Business Laptop, which Fahrenheit designed, has been featured in Wired Magazine as an ‘Editor’s Pick.’ We are  proud to partner with Dell to design products that customers like to see as much as they like to use. Click here to see more images of this head-turning workhorse.

Image courtesy: Wired Magazine for iPad– June 2011 Issue



Open House 2011

May 3, 2011

During the IDSA Southern District Conference 2011 Fahrenheit Design hosted an open house at our studio after the keynote Friday night. 5 hours of footage condensed into 5 minutes gives you a glimpse of the exciting evening. Music by Nebulae, special thanks! www.nebulae.com

Fahrenheit at SXSWi 2011

March 11, 2011

Members of the Fahrenheit team will be charging our creative batteries and attending SXSWi for the first time as badge holders this year. Coming up with creative solutions for our clients is our modus operandi. So getting together with people from other creative industries inspires us to excel in our own areas of expertise.