Founder and Chief Excitement Officer

Saeed Arida is the Founder and Chief Excitement Officer of NuVu studio, a full time innovation school based in Cambridge, MA. NuVu is paving the way for a new studio education model that nurtures students’ creative and innovative skills through project-based collaborative design. NuVu also works with schools to introduce integrated studio programs through the development of innovative curricula, teacher training, and on the ground pedagogical and technical support. The work of NuVu students regularly garnishes national and international media attention through such mainstream and educational outlets as Wired, NPR, Venture Beat, TechCrunch, as well as the White House Science Fair.

Dr. Arida received his PhD in Design Computation as a Presidential Fellow at MIT, where his doctoral research examined the intricacies of the creative process and the nature of creativity. This work, explored how an educational environment can nurture creative learning, formed the pedagogical framework for NuVu. Prior to studying at MIT, he earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Damascus University in Syria.

Studios

Innovation Camp 2017 - Session 2 - Big Picture

by Dyani Robarge, Saba Ghole, Saeed Arida...

Innovation Camp 2017 - Session 1 - Big Picture

by Saeed Arida, Saba Ghole, Emily Glass

Smart Home

by Rashad Ramadan

NuVu Sandbox Site

by Saeed Arida

Open Innovation Fall 2016

by Tsung-Han Robin Hsieh, Sotirios Kotsopoulos, Saeed Arida...

Innovation Camp for Educators 2016 - Session 3

by Saeed Arida, David Wang, Rosa Weinberg...

Innovation Camp for Educators 2016 - Session 2

by Nancy Fonseca, Nicholas Judy, Edith Ackermann...

Innovation Camp for Educators 2016 - Session 1

by Ryan Nixon, Michael Mury, Bambi Guy...

Open Innovation Spring 2016

by Saba Ghole, Rosa Weinberg, Saeed Arida...

Railroad Housing

by Tsung-Han Robin Hsieh, Saeed Arida, Sotirios Kotsopoulos

O Falafel

by Saeed Arida, Sotirios Kotsopoulos

Hand Drive

by Saeed Arida, Andrew Todd Marcus, David Wang

Innovation Camp for Educators 2015

by Saeed Arida, Saba Ghole, Andrew Todd Marcus...

Spring 2015 IPP

by Andrew Todd Marcus, Saeed Arida, David Wang...

Space Suit

by Rosa Weinberg, Faune Stevens, Saeed Arida

IPP Winter 2014

by Andrew Todd Marcus, Saeed Arida, David Wang...

Adaptive Shoes

by Troy Schubert, Saeed Arida, Rosa Weinberg...

Easing Cerebral Palsy - Design Development

by Rosa Weinberg, Saeed Arida, Andrew Todd Marcus

IPP Fall 2014

by Rosa Weinberg, Amro Arida, Andrew Todd Marcus...

Hacking Wheelchairs for Urbanity

by Saeed Arida, Andrew Todd Marcus

Music Installation

by Saeed Arida, Andrew Todd Marcus, Jeffrey Treviño...

DIY Prosthetics 2

by Andrew Todd Marcus, Saeed Arida, Tschol Slade

Medical Devices

by Mahek Shah, Saeed Arida

Cleaning Robots

by Andrew Todd Marcus, Jacob Fenwick, Saeed Arida

DIY Prosthetics

by Andrew Todd Marcus, Saeed Arida

Mobile Health (Brain)

by Nir Grossman, Saeed Arida

Designing Props for Yoga

by Andrew Todd Marcus, Nancy Turnquist, Saeed Arida

Nomadic Architecture

by Andrew Todd Marcus, Saeed Arida, Yu Gao

2013 Boston Fashionweek

by Tess Lee, Saba Ghole, Saeed Arida

Air Boston

by Andrew Todd Marcus, Saeed Arida, Saba Ghole

Musical Prosthetics

by Saba Ghole, Kedaar Kumar, Saeed Arida

Musical Games

by Kedaar Kumar, Saeed Arida

Dancing Robots

by David Wang, Sean Stevens, Saeed Arida

Interactive Storybook

by Saba Ghole, Kedaar Kumar, Saeed Arida

Toys

by Neil Hildick-Smith, Saeed Arida, David Wang...

Independent Project Period

by Saeed Arida, Amro Arida, Tess Lee...

Modular Furniture

by Ashley Newton, Andrew Todd Marcus, James Forren...

T Map Challenge

by Andrew Todd Marcus, Joshua Glenn, Saeed Arida

Drawing Robots

by David Wang, Saeed Arida

Redesigning Logan Airport

by Saeed Arida, Andrew Todd Marcus