We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where digital checkups and will allow patients to interact with doctors from home, a world where a vibrating shoe will give directions to the blind…how do we find the next ‘big thing’’? MakerGalaxy is a show that explores the crossroads of Design, Technology, and the Future of Making.

This week we talked with the founder behind a new product design accelerator that—similar to other incubators and think tanks—aims to help guide new companies through the process of creating physical products. Bolt is the name of that company and Ben Einstein is the lead product designer and founder of the Boston-based firm. We’ll talk with Ben about everything from how he developed the idea for Bolt to things he’s learned in the hyper-accelerated product design process.

We’ll be discussing:

  • on Crème Brûlée
  • The making of Bolt
  • Bolt vs. Quirky
  • Who is Bolt for?
  • A better product design process
  • …and more!

Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.