Today we talk to Peter Li, CEO of Atlas Wearables. The Atlas is a wrist-worn biometric tracking device, designed to be used during athletic activities like weightlifting, swimming, and running. In a world where new wearables seem to be popping up every day, Atlas promises to offer significant innovation, with the ability to not only sense the difference between types of activities (squats versus pushups, for example), but the ability to count reps for each exercise done.
On this episode, we speak with Matt Hornbuckle, a designer-by-another-title from Stantt shirts. The goal of Stantt is to change the way that men buy dress and casual button down shirts, from the shopping and buying experience, to fit and finish. Their innovative fitting system has over 50 sizes of shirt, as opposed to sizing systems we’re typically familiar with for shirts. Shirt size is determined by providing Stantt with 3 measurements that most men will know about their clothing sizes to begin with. They then use a finely honed algorithm to pick the right shirt size for you, and ship your shirt in a matter of days. Matt himself doesn’t claim to be a designer, but in our conversation, we found him to use all of the vocabulary – and passion – of a typical designer.
Matt Stevens (@mattstevensCLT) is an independent illustrator, designer, and identity thinker based in Charlotte, NC. He’s done work with companies like Nike, Facebook, and Evernote in various capacities. In this episode of Let’s Talk design, we talk to Matt about his creative process, how he makes connections with big name companies as an independent designer. You can see Matt’s work online at www.hellomattstevens.com.
On Today’s Episode, we’re talking to Aaron Latzke and David Delcourt, the inventor and designer of the Siva Cycle Atom, a brilliant bicycle powered electrical generator that allows you to store energy in a battery mounted to the frame of a bicycle, and charge any device that is USB powered. The Atom was successfully funded on Kickstarter in May of 2013, raising over $125k in funding from backers.