Design suggestions.

If you would like to leave feedback or suggestions for product experiences I am currently or have previously been responsible for. You can leave your suggestion at the bottom right corner of this site or send an email to suggestions@michaeldarius.com

Time permitting, I will prioritize your suggestions and address them accordingly.

The User is Drunk

One of the best interview questions I’ve ever been asked: “What is the most unconventional thing you have done to elicit input from the person you are designing for?” I credit this video for the source of my response.

Inside the Google Glass Interaction Layer (video+slides) #throughglass

On January 14, 2014 a number of meetup groups around San Diego gathered for a talk I gave at the Qualcomm Research Center surrounding the nuances of the Google Glass Interaction Layer.

The session was followed up by an extensive Q&A with a few different Glass Explorers discussing the limitations, advantages and social dynamics of the platform.

How does the Google Glass’ interaction layer work and what constitutes good design when designing interactions for the device. First we defined ‘what constitutes an interaction’ on Google Glass. We then proceeded to identify and classify good use cases from poor ones and addressed where there may be margins for innovation surrounding these various use cases.

Please forgive the poor amplification and awkward head movements. This video for this presentation was captured entirely using Google Glass by @patrickgates to give you an ubiquitous sense of being there.

Here are the links to the articles mentioned during my presentation:

Article: Why Cards Are The Future Of The Web: http://darius.me/PpLK
Satire: Man Forced To Watch Concert With His Own Eyes: http://darius.me/niYi
Esquire: Google Glass What You’re Not Suppose To Do: http://darius.me/RY6R
ZDNet: Ok, Glass: How do I stop people calling me a ‘Glasshole’?: http://darius.me/BZAP

3rdspace – Co-working & Club for the Creative:
http://3rdspace.co

Wearable World:
http://wearableworld.co
http://wearableworldnews.com
http://glazedcon.com

Press Interview with Cecilia Abadie

Cecilia Abadie’s case regarding driving with Google Glass reached a landmark decision on Thursday with a not guilty verdict. Her victory paving the way for less timidity among the Google Glass community for using Glass’ handsfree features while driving. Later in the day on Thursday after her verdict Cecilia had the grace to do a press interview with Craig Dudenhoeffer of Wearable World and I.

The transcript from the interview can be found here: Driver found not guilty for driving with Google Glass | Wearable World News

San Diego’s 1st Inaugural Wearable Wednesday.

We are kicking off San Diego’s first inaugural Wearable Wednesday. Join us to discuss the future of wearable technology and the social innovations surrounding it.

ABI Research estimates the global market for wearables in health and fitness alone could reach 170 million devices by 2017. Big-time technology players have taken the hint and are making a big leap into the world of wearable tech. Wearable technology has moved beyond product concepts to actual consumer products. However, building hardware for the wearables market is only the first challenge. Companies are challenged to create differentiated experiences, products that work, and useful technologies people will incorporate into their daily lives. We will discuss the marriage between hardware and software, how companies will take on the challenge to improve consumers lives and in the end, build something that consumers will adopt.

Venue:
Moniker Group
705 16th Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Agenda:
5:00 PM – Light reception
5:45 PM – Panel

Panelists:
Daniel Obodovski, Co-founder & Managing Partner, DND Ventures
Joshua Windmiller, CEO at  Electrozyme
Nikhil Jain, VP and Lead, Qualcomm Toq

6:30 PM – Closing Announcements
7:00 PM – VIP After Party, Location TBA

Moderator:
Blair Giesen (@BlairsReport) is a former Startup Scene writer at The Union Tribune who is now at Voice of San Diego as Blair Giesen on Tech. He is a serial entrepreneur and Zambig.com founder.
Follow him on Twitter @BlairsReport or email him at blair@zambig.com.

You must RSVP via Eventbrite (here).

When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 5:00 PM
Where: 3rdspace (4610 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116)

 

Wearable Wednesdays are an open community forum focused on the blending of technology, art and humanity in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things ecosystem. Our goal is to provide a platform for industry innovators, entrepreneurs, builders and investors to connect with like-minded, motivated people with the knowledge, vision and partnerships that will move the Internet of Wearable Things ecosystem forward. Group Meetups will include both technical and market-oriented sessions. Wearable Wednesdays are held globally across the world’s top tech centers, including San Francisco, New York, Dallas and London, and we continue to launch new locations periodically. Meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs in your community, demo products, share ideas and discuss trends in both local and global markets.