TEN FWD is a design studio focused on building playful, beautiful technology that matters. With an emphasis on understanding the needs, skills, and motivations of real people, we create digital experiences that are a pleasure to use.

What we do

  • Design research: We gather insights from potential users, and translate design research into product requirements. 

  • Creative Gatherings: We organize workshops, hackathons, and playful gatherings for companies and organizations.

  • Concept & Product Design: Drawing from Human-Centered Design research, we develop new concepts for digital and physical products.



Alexis Hope (Creative Director) is a designer, technologist, and research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab and Center for Civic Media

Alexis serves as the Design Director for the “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” project, and the lead interaction designer for FOLD, an open publishing platform that helps people tell complex stories by annotating text with multimedia. FOLD is used by journalists, educators, and organizations around the world. Previously, Alexis led a project to design and develop a portable ultrasound machine for midwives in Seattle, Uganda, and Kenya. 

Alexis was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2012 - 2015 focusing on bringing human-centered and participatory research methodologies to technology design. As part of this work, she helps organize unique hackathons and civic technology workshops


  • Facebook Connectivity Lab

  • The Knight Foundation

  • “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” (supported by the Kellogg Foundation)

Get in touch

Can we help with one of your projects? Contact us below, or get in touch directly at alexishope@gmail.com:

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