Profile

Cover photo
Alex Faaborg
Works at Google
Attended MIT
Lives in Mountain View, CA
7,320 followers|360,600 views
AboutPosts

Stream

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here are some initial guidelines I wrote up for designing for Virtual Reality http://google.com/design/vr
12
1
Matt Barger's profile photo
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
FORM
Conversations about design & technology
hosted by Google

This is going to be fun! I'm helping with two of these sessions, Design Tooling and Wearable Design, along with +Noah Levin, +Alex Faaborg, and +Bob Ryskamp. Videos of the sessions will be made available after the event.

http://www.google.com/design/form/#wearable-design
http://www.google.com/design/form/#design-tooling

#FORMSF14
2 comments on original post
15
3
maribel Osorio's profile photoJovie Brett Bardoles's profile photoBrian Tsai's profile photoErik Gynnerstedt's profile photo
 
Hello alex faaborg well that is the best newes ever wow it sound good nices to meet you lol
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Sharing what’s up our sleeve: Android coming to wearables

Today we’re excited to extend Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable—watches. We’re already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year. If you’re a developer, check out developer.android.com/wear to download a Developer Preview so you can tailor your existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon.

Check out our blog post to learn more: http://goo.gl/82RHsF
204 comments on original post
21
3
D Nuke's profile photoPatrick Aljord's profile photowuya gege's profile photoYaroslav Kulinich's profile photo
5 comments
D Nuke
 
Hello, so what's new???
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'll be speaking at I/O again this year: Cognitive Science and Design, all new content for 2013.

If you missed last year's I/O session you can check it out here: Google I/O 2012 - Advanced Design for Engineers

and if you just can't get enough of my design talks, here's another:
Designing Firefox - Alex Faaborg
43
20
Dylan Hubbard's profile photoNicholas Patterson's profile photoAleksandr Beshkenadze's profile photoAlbert Manik's profile photo
10 comments
 
I watched this the other day and wanted to let you know how interesting and insightful this one.

Thanks a lot.
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
The show is now up on YouTube.  I'm also answering questions over on this post:
 
#AndroidDesign   #ADiA  

Android Design in Action: Notifications + Design Process with Alex Faaborg is now available on YouTube! Check out the full show below.

Additionally, our guest host +Alex Faaborg has agreed to answer a few questions so if you have a question relevant to this week's show, post it in the comments here.
23 comments on original post
10
2
Jocelyn Colarte's profile photoDaniel Burkhart's profile photoHumberto de Sousa (Humso)'s profile photo
 
Nice
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Google Now: Popular Science's Innovation of the Year 2012

We're honored by this award and humbled to be in the company of such incredible inventions over the last 25 years like the fluorescent lamp, Mosaic web browser, Large Hadron Collider, and Mars Curiosity (http://goo.gl/iI3ci).

http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2012-11/google-now

Huge congrats to the Google Now team!
83 comments on original post
13
1
Dustin Mitchell's profile photoKristian Serrano's profile photo
 
That seems a little premature.. it's a great idea, but so far just gives me incorrect "Time back home" (and off by a random number minutes, not a multiple of an hour) and the current temperature.  I assumed more cards would come out within a few weeks of release, but still nothing..
Add a comment...
In his circles
21 people
Have him in circles
7,320 people
Claudia Smith's profile photo
PaRi Devs's profile photo
鲍磊's profile photo
Ashish Bhardwaj's profile photo
Atusi Nakamura (中村 敦)'s profile photo
mohamed waseel abdul azeez's profile photo
Christopher Farnham's profile photo
Juan Carlos Pérez Velázquez's profile photo
Keith Poole's profile photo

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm excited to be able to say that I'm working full time on VR interface design at Google! If you're going to SVVR tonight I'll see you there!

Also the Google VR team is hiring Interactive, Visual, and Motion designers: https://www.google.com/about/careers/search#t=sq&q=j&d=%2522Virtual%2520Reality%2522&li=10&j=%2522Virtual%2520Reality%2522
28
3
Eric Ang's profile photoJon Wiley's profile photoKevin Ciesielski's profile photoMatt Barger's profile photo
 
Cool.. Tell Karl Krantz hello. Dolby is doing stuff with VR too!
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Cardboard and your phone make serious fun. We've got a fresh round of updates for Cardboard users, developers, and makers.
10 comments on original post
4
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
Speaking today at the SXSW conference, Google's SVP of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai said that in two weeks, Google will be releasing a developer SDK that will make it easier for companies to...
22
9
Yehan Pemarathne's profile photoAlexis Moussine-Pouchkine's profile photoPrabhakar Bikkaneti's profile photoDiogo Bittencourt's profile photo
2 comments
 
Phillip, that's a pretty reasonable assumption to make given that the monetisation strategy for app developers on devices like Glass isn't clear yet. However, there's obviously a lot of mileage for Google in obtaining users' lifestyle and interaction data though!

One other cool thing you can do with Glass is to help assess the usability, emotion and cognitive load of tasks and experiences. Hopefully Alex will put out another cool talk on cognitive design at I/O this year, and the way that technology and appropriate metrics can help to informatively drive UX improvements might be an interesting topic :D
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
My 2013 Google I/O design talk is now up on YouTube.
93
39
Aleena Byrne's profile photoFernando Moyano's profile photoTyler Mulligan's profile photoNir Benita's profile photo
20 comments
 
1. Mentions of the letter: Identification as a partner.
1.1. Reference: Numerical Friends Group of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founding- Chairman and CEO (NFG-MZ/FB-FCC)
1.2. Object of the intended partnership: Project: «Virtual Roundtable around the 30 life lessons to take from Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder and Chairman on his 30th birthday.”
2. Waiting of the object of the letter: Notification of acceptance to be a strategic partner around the management (Finance and Technology) of the project (1.2.).
Dear, 
We have the pleasure to send you this letter which object and waiting are mentioned.
We hope through the formula of partnership with the plan in attachment, having put the main lines which can support our expectation (2) and have right now, provided you, the objectives elements of appreciations, being able can in priori determine your future decision-making.
Following to your favorable answer and your inquiry or expression of interest, the management committee of the project would be immediately inclined to glimpse the ways and forms appropriated to send you the documents supporting the proposed partnership with the aim of your final opinion.
                                    
Attachment: Refer to the link below.
Page on Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/LifeLessonsFromMarkZuckerberg
About the group : http://goo.gl/TKurHL - http://goo.gl/4uDovi  Email :gna.markzuckerberg@gmail.com
Please receive our best greetings.

                                                                                                       
 
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'll be making a guest appearance on the Android Design in Action show tomorrow:
 
Join +Nick Butcher, +Adam Koch and +Roman Nurik as they discuss various elements of Android Design. This week, +Alex Faaborg from the Android UX team at Google stops by to talk about the when and the why of notifications and walks through a design process case study for Google Now.

NOTE: This week's episode is pre-recorded.
9
2
Nick Butcher's profile photoIzabel Grey's profile photo
Add a comment...

Alex Faaborg

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Love this ad. No nonsense, communicates the value prop well. 
11 comments on original post
11
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
21 people
Have him in circles
7,320 people
Claudia Smith's profile photo
PaRi Devs's profile photo
鲍磊's profile photo
Ashish Bhardwaj's profile photo
Atusi Nakamura (中村 敦)'s profile photo
mohamed waseel abdul azeez's profile photo
Christopher Farnham's profile photo
Juan Carlos Pérez Velázquez's profile photo
Keith Poole's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Designer, Android
Employment
  • Google
    2011 - present
  • Mozilla
    Principal Designer on Firefox, 2006 - 2011
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Mountain View, CA
Links
Story
Introduction
Designer on the Android team at Google
Education
  • MIT
  • Cornell
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Apps with Google+ Sign-in