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mike kuniavsky
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I've invited Jez Clements, a partner at Cambridge Design Partners, a UK- and Palo-Alto-based design and engineering firm to talk about their innovation practices using case studies from their portfolio. I'll ask Jez to send me more specific details about the talk he's going to give. Feel free to send me email in advance to ask specific questions about how a single company has developed novel backpacks, hot chocolate makers, and battlefield medical devices.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by mike kuniavsky. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
PARC Invited Talk: Jez Clements of Cambridge Design Partnership
Mon, December 15, 2014, 4:00 PM
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The workbook companion to Buxon's excellent "Sketching User Experiences" is now for sale (though I don't know if it's shipping yet).
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I wrote this for PARC's blog. Quick summary: when you make new devices, you have to be able to explain them. I define two different ways that a novel device can be explained.
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Woohoo! I talk about PARC history and the Internet of Things.
Google Glass visits PARC

The Palo Alto Research Center is the place where much of the technology we use in everyday life was invented. Ethernet. Laser printers. Object oriented programming. Modern GUIs. And more was invented here. 

I'll have more videos later this week that I captured on my professional camcorder, but here I capture +mike kuniavsky on Glass showing me around a room in PARC that has a bunch of examples of PARC's innovations over the years.

Walking through here you can see a TON of computer history. Unfortunately this room is not open to the public, so this Glass tour will have to do.

Mike, by the way, co-founded several successful user experience centered companies, including ThingM and Adaptive Path. Smart guy and that adds to the thrill of getting access to this room. You can read more about Mike here on PARC's website:

Come back to my Google+ page all week as I upload more videos and photos:

At one point we see the first laser printer and stumbled over the inventor of it. His name is Gary Starkweather. Damn, my memory is going (I met him when we both worked at Microsoft).

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+Michael McNally If you click on the fragmentary sample (which is how Glass summarizes video) you get the full half-hour interview, which is more or less continuous mod my storytelling abilities. ;-)
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I am a consultant, designer, author and researcher focused on the experience of technology and how it affects design and business. I spent 10 years working full-time on the Web, but right now I am most excited about designing the experience of tangible technology. This puts my interests in the cluster of fields that includes ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, technology-based art, physical computing, architecture, interaction design and industrial design.

I am the author of Smart Things: ubiquitous computing user experience design and Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research.
  • University of Michigan
    Computer Science/Film, 1986 - 1991
User Experience Designer and Researcher
  • PARC
    Principal, Innovation Services, 2013 - present
    I help companies invent the future. I specialize in the user experience design and strategy of ubiquitous computing/the Internet of Things.
  • ThingM
    User Experience Designer and Researcher, 2012
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