March 2020

Top Product Designers in Boston

Businesses thrive on innovation. New ideas and products not only maintain your market presence but also maintain consumers' engagement. From research to launch, designing a product is an intensive process that is imperative to undergo to build an impactful product. Luckily, Boston has a plethora of product design firms to choose from.

Discover and connect with product designers and developers in Boston to learn more about their case studies, success stories, and client reviews. Take a look at their customer feedback, notable projects, and previous clients of these companies to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Product Design Companies in Boston

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    altr

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Salem, MA

    altr’s team blends technology and ideas with strategy and design to create true disruption and sustainable value for their clients. Their service line includes UX, UI, and product design for mid-market clients in industries like healthcare, real estate, and consumer products and services. 

    Partnering with online housing database Rental Beast, the altr team rebranded the entire business to position it as an industry leader. The resulting work included an updated brand identity, redesigned applications, and an overall of every user touchpoint to bring the entire experience under the new umbrella.  

    SERVICES
    • 55% UX/UI Design
    • 40% Product Design
    • 5% Web Design
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    BD Diabetes Care App

    The new BD® Diabetes Care mobile application, designed and built in collaboration with the company’s own in-house team of strategists, designers and developers, delivers a custom coaching experience for people dealing...
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    Best Doctors Members Experience

    altr partnered with Best Doctors’ in-house technology team to guide development of the new patient experience, providing updates to the design as the team got continued feedback from customers. At launch, the new...
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    Iora Health

    As Iora Primary Care grows, their new suite of sites have to grow as well. So the new site was built upon a platform that allowed Iora’s marketing team to quickly create and launch new, integrated, on-brand, yet locally...
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    athenahealth Practice Assessment

    The practice assessment application, first launched for MGMA and then further optimized for HiMMS, the year’s preeminent Health IT event, helped the company start and advance sales conversations. The tool provided...
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    Echo&Co

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Somerville, MA

    Echo&Co creates digital experiences that reach people, unite them in purpose, and leave feeling better connected and well served. Their portfolio of mid-market clients is made up mostly of UI and UX work in the non-profit and education industries.

    One of Echo&Co’s longest standing clients is marine conservation organization Project AWARE. Their team has tackled numerous projects for the nonprofit including creating a new brand identity, designing digital experiences, and launching their site on the Drupal 8 platform.

     

    SERVICES
    • 60% UX/UI Design
    • 20% Product Design
    • 20% Web Development
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    ProjectAWARE.org

    Echo&Co and Project AWARE have long partnered on creating a platform ro engage divers around the world in ocean conservation. In 2016, Echo&Co created a new identity and experience for the Project AWARE and...
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    UChicagoImpact.org

    A long-time partner of Echo&Co, UChicago Impact needed a new identity, user experience, and CMS platform to support its work to bring critical reform to urban Chicago schools. We conducted research, developed brand...
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    Greenpeace.org/USA

    Greenpeace USA approached Echo&Co to create a new experience for U.S. audiences. Echo&Co worked with Greenpeace to develop a new content stratgy and experience that celebrated thier supporters, and developed a...
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    ASPCApro.org

    Echo&Co has partnered with the ASPCA since 2014 to create a content and web experience to help animal welfare professional improve their fields and their work. We launched a new content platform in 2017, and have...
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    EnCata

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Minsk, Belarus

    EnCata, an abbreviation of “Engineering Catalyst”, is a firm dedicated to hardware and software solutions since 2014. They are experts in product design, contract manufacturing, and custom software development for small and medium-sized firms in the fields of manufacturing, IT, and automotive.

    As an example of their work, EnCata was once tasked to refine a concept for a warehouse robot. The startup client needed something that could compete with robots such as QUICKTRON and KIVA, and EnCata refined the design by including an IP-53 protection mark.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Product Design
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    • 15% IoT Development
    • 15% Other
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    MedVR

    Most advance Virtual Reality trainer for surgeons in the healthcare industry. The first iteration is a fully developed laparoscopic operations of any type. The secret sauce is the core technology that can be applied to...
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    WAREHOUSE ROBOT

    An autonomous warehouse robot with 50 kg payload. The robot has IP-53 protection mark to operate both inhouse and outside (temporarily). EnCata refined the startup’s concept and delivered the industrial design, DFM and...
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    SMARTCUP KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

    SmartCup is an innovative device that makes coffee, tea and baby formula preparation a more convenient, time-saving and healthy process. This gadget can boil and cool liquids; maintain required temperature; as well as...
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    TRUCK VARIATOR

    A continuously variable frictionless transmission prototype (proof-of-concept) with high torque was developed and manufactured, based on the customer’s patented invention. The prototype went for static testing and...
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    Mikrolar

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Hampton, NH

    Mikrolar clients include NASA, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to product design for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Mikrolar was founded on forward-thinking principles in New Hampshire.

    When Boeing needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Mikrolar. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Product Design
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    Bay Computer Associates, Inc.

    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Cranston, RI

    What do Medtronic and Becton Dickinson have in common? They’ve both turned to Bay Computer Associates for product design expertise. This Rhode Island-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Zoll Medical launched a platform targeting their unique users, Bay Computer Associates analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Product Design
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    Automated External Defibrillator

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    Illuminoss

    Photo-dynamic Curing System for Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery 
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    Sweep Frequency Response Analysis

    IoT device for energy industry
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    Wireless Endoscope

    Wireless endoscope with video recording and wireless charging.
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