Wearable Technology Conference, San Francisco
I gave a talk at the Wearable Technology Conference in San Francisco around the four principles that create more compelling wearable technology products. The conference was a packed house with 21 speakers presenting their ideas and new product developments in just one day. It was a sold-out crowd with a wait-list of attendees that ranged from technologists to researchers to start-ups launching new products. All around, the talks presented opportunities in this space along with mountainous challenges.
A visit with Microsoft Research, Asta Roseway
A visit with Microsoft Research (MSR) to meet some of the researchers and designers who are doing some amazing work with wearable technology including Senior Research Designer Asta Roseway.
A visit with Alison Lewis
A visit with Alison Lewis of iHeartSwitch who has been doing some amazing things while making electronics and wearable technology more accessible to a wider audience, especially girls and young women. Her work is definitely paving the way to making wearable technology more acceptable in mainstream markets.
A visit with Maggie Orth
A visit with Maggie Orth of International Fashion Machines in her Seattle studio. After walking in and being inspired by the work that she has strung around her studio, we had a terrific conversation about wearable technology, the challenges, the realities, and possible opportunity areas for aspiring wearable technology designers.