Applied Minds

Applied Minds

Delivering innovation through technology, design and engineering

Delivering innovation through technology, design and engineering

Who We Are

Applied Minds is a unique multi-disciplinary creative design and technology organization.

We combine vision development, creative design, and engineering with a core competency in storytelling, to build innovative products and services. For over 20 years, our highly experienced staff and well equipped technical facilities allow us to rapid prototype and fabricate novel solutions, solving the most challenging creative and technical problems facing our clients and enabling new business opportunities.

We work in a broad range of industries including aerospace & defense, agriculture, automotive & transportation, command & control, energy, entertainment, healthcare, innovation, product design, and creative facilities design. We also develop specialized software with emphases in visualization, user interface, and new directions in AI.

Our inventions have resulted in over 1,000 issued patents, empowering our clients and helping make the world a better place.

Our Services and Projects

Specialized Facility & Command Center Design

Systems Engineering & Rapid Prototyping

Custom Software & Visualization Solutions

Modeling & Simulation, Gaming & Training Technologies

Vehicle Systems & User Experience

Experiential, Interactive & Exhibit Design

Technology Vision, Concept Development & Proposal Support

Our Creative Approach & Process

Our Clients

  • The Air Force Research Laboratory
  • The Boeing Company
  • Cubic Corporation
  • ESRI
  • United States European Command
  • United States Space Force
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • Genworth Financial
  • General Motors
  • Deere & Company
  • L3Harris Technologies
  • Library of Congress
  • Lockheed Martin
  • United States Missile Defense Agency
  • NASA
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Northrop Grumman
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • National Reconnaissance Office
  • National Security Agency
  • Raytheon, RTX
  • Scientific Games
  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • US Strategic Command
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Navy

Our Founder

Portrait of Bran Ferren by Christopher Michel

Bran Ferren is a technologist, artist, architectural designer, vehicle designer, engineer, lighting and sound designer, visual effects artist, scientist, lecturer, photographer, entrepreneur, and a prolific inventor.

He is the former President of Research and Development of Walt Disney Imagineering as well as founder of Associates & Ferren, an engineering and design firm acquired in 1993 by Disney. He is Chief Creative Officer of Applied Minds, which he co-founded in 2000 with Danny Hillis.

Listen to Bran's TED TalkRead more about Bran on Wikipedia

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