Reimagining everyday human experiences

Ari Adler
Partner, Cambridge
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I grew up in a nomadic theater troupe, and have been known to spontaneously perform circus acts. In addition to the US, I have lived in Mexico and Colombia, and am fluent in Spanish, which I continue to practice regularly with my family and friends.
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As a Partner in the Cambridge studio, I spend my time helping clients and teams grow and bring innovative products, services, and experiences to the world.

I am particularly interested in how emerging technologies help us reimagine everyday human experiences and fundamentally change how we relate to each other and to the world around us.

I started at IDEO in 2000 as an engineer and project leader in Palo Alto. After moving to Cambridge in 2005, I helped establish our Health practice, build our product design portfolio, and led the studio as a Managing Director.

I have contributed to the creation of dozens of new products and services for clients across industries, and am named on over 20 patents.

I hold a BS in Physics and Mathematics from Brandeis University, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, where I was a researcher at the Media Lab in the Responsive Environments group. I continue to work as IDEO’s liaison to the Media Lab, collaborating and connecting our work and ideas across organizations and networks.

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