Talks | Publications
Below are links to various talks and publications I have had the opportunity to present or be featured in over the years. Topics include designing for mobility, interaction design, and fostering an approach toward lifelong learning.
Presentation and Panel Facilitator:
Stanford CARS ‘Design from the Inside Out’ workshop
I had the pleasure of presenting IDEO’s fourth chapter in its Future of Automobility point of view at his Center for Automotive Research at Stanford workshop and also facilitated a panel discussion. The workshop explored ‘Mobility from the Inside Out’. topics discussed included how vehicles adapt to each new user in a shared mobility system and how vehicles distinguish between passengers that choose to co-habitate a space from those that do so merely out of convenience.
’Passion and Progression: The Evolution of Interaction Design’
This Medium article entitled ‘Passion and Progression’ reflects upon the rich history we have as an interaction design discipline. Looking as far back as the origins that much of the discipline had during the Apollo moon missions, many of the breakthroughs made possible by the discipline that have also shaped its evolution are charted.
The content of this ‘Passion and Progression: Reflections on Achievements, Impact and Moving Forward’ talk informed the Medium publication of the above. Given as part of the 2015 IxDA conference in San Francisco, this talk was shaped as a result of being asked to reflect upon 20 years of interaction design teaching and consultancy work. The talk explores key moments in the development of interaction design as a discipline while charting notable moments of this interaction designer’s journey and some of IDEO’s contributions along the way.
Essentials for Lifelong Learning
I had the pleasure of presenting a talk focused on ‘The Essentials of Lifelong Learning’ during the first TEDx conference to be held at Furman University. This talk explores the key elements of curiosity, empathy and passion required for achieving lifelong learning.