NewDealDesign

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NewDealDesign
Type Private
Industry

Industrial design
Strategic design
Interaction design
Package design

Mechanical engineering
Founded 2000
Headquarters San Francisco, California, USA
Key people Gadi Amit
Website www.newdealdesign.com

NewDealDesign is a San Francisco-based design studio led by founder and principal designer, Gadi Amit and a team of industrial, graphic and interaction designers and engineers who help develop new technology products.[1]

History[edit]

NewDealDesign was founded in 2000 by Gadi Amit.[2] Prior to founding the agency, Amit was vice president of design at Frog Design in San Francisco.[3] He began his career in design at Scailex, an Israel-based design firm, after graduating from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.[4]

In 2010, Amit was recognized by Fast Company magazine as a "Master of Design."[5]

Design and Growth[edit]

Many of NewDealDesign’s projects are consumer electronics and wearable technology for companies, including Fitbit, Google, Intel, Dell, Lytro, Whistle and Sproutling.

The 2003 introduction of the PalmOne Zire 21, one of the fastest-selling PDAs of the early 2000s, gave NewDealDesign its breakthrough success. The product design was recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek for “expanding its appeal beyond the techie and corporate communities to the broader consumer market, especially women and first-time buyers.”[6]

In 2004, the NewDeal-designed Netgear Platinum II received acclaim for its design, including from Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the “50 Coolest Products of the 21st Century.”[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bessette, Chanelle (2014-02-28). "Meet the designer behind the Fitbit". Fortune. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  2. ^ "NewDealDesign". Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. 
  3. ^ "Masters of Design Panel". AIGA. 
  4. ^ Fairs, Marcus (2014-03-10). "Interview with FitBit designer Gadi Amit on wearable technology". Dezeen magazine. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  5. ^ Sacks, Danielle (2010-01-10). "Technology Designer Gadi Amit on What's Wrong with Green Design". Fast Company. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  6. ^ "Catalyst Award Winners". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2005-07-03. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  7. ^ Joseph, Damian (2009-07-07). "50 Coolest Products of the 21st Century". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 

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