Recent projects, talks, publications, and workshops

[updated Fall 2016 – needs updating with 2017 material]

In the News

[updated October 2017]

Fifteen Professors of the Year, Harvard Crimson 15 Minutes, September 2016.

Rolling toward a user-friendly commute: Harvard faculty-led startup pioneers human-centric urban travel, Harvard SEAS News, September 2017.

Five Cutting Edge Ideas and Attractions,, October 2017.

Technology That Helps Us Understand Ourselves, HUBWeek, October 2017.

Food for Thought: An Evening of Tasting, Talking, and Tapping Local Beers, MIT Museum, July 2017. [Dr. Altringer gives a presentation on AI on flavor]

Dr. Altringer and colleagues explain Harvard’s new engineering MS+MBA dual degree program and its program objectives, July 2017. We’re keen to reach communities that might not otherwise apply to Harvard or who aren’t well-represented in tech.
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Vespa’s New Robot Will Carry Your Groceries, CNN Money, Feb 2017. [Dr. Altringer was on the founding team of PFF]

Harvard Aims to Reinvent Business-Engineering Education, Harvard Magazine, June 2017. [Dr. Altringer is on the core faculty of the new degree program. Thanks to those of you who weighed in!]

Piaggio Fast Forward Garners Award for Disruptive Genius at Prestigious 2017 MITx Awards, Business Wire, June 2017. [Dr. Altringer was on the founding team of PFF]

8 Things Computer Engineers Can Do to Stay on Top of Their Game. A big one on the list? Lifelong learning.
, Entrepreneur Magazine, June 2017.

Globetrotting Digital Nomads: The future of work or too good to be true?, Forbes, Dec 2015.

Quebec’s push for more multimedia companies pays off: C2 serves as a coming-out party for Montreal as a creative and digital leader, CBC News, 29 May 2016.

Demain, serons-nous tous des nomades numériques?, Les Affaires, 27 May 2016.

Une chercheuse de Harvard à C2 Montréal, Metro Montreal, 24 May 2016.

How Selling Bikes Helped a Colorado Brewer, Forbes, 14 May 2016. (A version of this article appears in the June 1, 2016 issue of Fortune with the headline “Success on the Side.”)

Engineering the Perfect Party: Design and Project Fair a festive showcase of student accomplishments, Harvard SEAS, 6 May 2016.

45 Top Creatives: What inspires you, Origin Magazine, Dec 2015.

The nature of desirability, The Design Issue, Kinfolk Magazine (subscriber only), Winter 2015-2016.

Stanford Business School tells MBAs to wait on startups, Wall Street Journal, Dec 2, 2015.

Can food and wine pairing tell an emotional story? Delightfully Paired: Feelings for Dinner Project Goes Live, July 2015.

What Your Business Can Learn From Hackathons, Inc, July 2015.

CFO Network Task Forces’ Priorities
The Top Priorities of Each of the Five Task Forces (including the Fostering Innovation Task Force) at the CFO Network Conference
, June 2015.

Insights from panel on Minimum Viable Products at Northside Innovation Conference, June 2015.

Deconstructing Sensory Experience Project Goes Live, June 2015.

Why is a Harvard professor studying digital nomads, Nomadlist, Spring 2015.

Harvard Class Teaches the Design of Desirability, Boston Magazine, Feb 12, 2015.

How Big Money Can Encourage Calculated Risks in the Classroom, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec 11, 2014.

Sport Better Cities lists the good, the bad and the ugly – from a city perspective – of hosting the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

How Innovators Think and What They Do About It Forbes, Nov 21, 2014.

Berkman Center Announces 2014-2015 Community (Dr. Altringer continues as a Faculty Associate for 2014-15), Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, June 30, 2014.

Engineering Meets Art, Harvard SEAS, May 8, 2014.

Harvard Global Health highlights Pixel Park Project, HGHI, January 3, 2014.

A new model for innovation in big companies, Harvard Business Review, November 19, 2013.

Berkman Center Announces 2013-2014 Community (Dr. Altringer joins Berkman as a Faculty Associate for 2013-14), Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, July 8, 2013.

Mapping Gangs and an app for Artists (Musey), Harvard Magazine, May 23, 2013.

App to Connect Artists, Buyers (Musey), Boston Herald, May 19, 2013.

Innovation in the Arts (Musey), Harvard Gazette, May 10, 2013.

Designs on the Mind (ES22 featured at Harvard SEAS Design Fair), Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, May 7, 2013.

Humanities in the Digital Age, Harvard Gazette, Apr 3, 2013.

Humanities Unbound, Harvard GSAS Bulletin, April 11, 2013.

Cultural Entrepreneurship Finalists Named (including Musey – a b4bi team, and Midas Touch, a b4bi-mentored team), Harvard Gazette, April 1, 2013.

Harvard Awards $250K to Students Boosting the Arts, Life Sciences & Society (Musey), Bostinno, May 24, 2013.

Present at the Creation (Putting some of the whackier research-based creativity tips to the test), Boston Magazine, Mar 26, 2013.

The Innovators’ Practice: Thinking outside the square, Harvard Alumni Magazine, Jan 30, 2013.

Beth Altringer: Ideas with impact, Harvard Alumni Magazine, Jan 30, 2013.

Harvard students take a behavioral look at the Innovators’ Practice, Bostinno, Dec 11, 2012.

A Harvard-born news aggregator starts to highlight the political bias in media, Bostinno, Nov 15, 2012.

Innovate before you Incubate: Harvard’s Real World Course for Practicing Innovation, The Huffington Post, Feb 14, 2012.

An Innovative Education: Entrepreneurship Post-Zuckerberg, Harvard Crimson, Apr 12, 2012.

Playing in the Sandbox, Harvard SEAS, May 8, 2012.