Google Glass UI with Justin Munger

  • Jun 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Many thanks to Luke Hogan for presenting in May on Phone Gap! Also, a tribute and big thanks to Steve Starr for 8 years of nurturing this group and getting it to where it is today. I am honoured to be nominated to take over and am excited to meet many more of you in the Meetups to come. Please join in June for an introduction to Google Glass User Interface with Justin Munger!

Google Glass is a new category of computing device, ushering in the era of wearables. Unlike smartphones which emphasize an immersive app experience, wearables like Glass excel at quick interactions such as notifications, short tasks, and information access through voice commands. Their smaller size and reliance on limited tap/swipe and voice input require a different user interface than is typically used with phones. In this presentation, we'll learn about the different components of the Google Glass user interface, including concepts like the timeline, cards, live cards, and immersions. We'll see how data is presented to the user and how the user interacts with and navigates around the different parts of Glass. Glass will also be available to try on after the presentation for anyone interested in experiencing it directly.

Justin Munger is an Android software developer and Google Glass Explorer, with over 16 years of professional software development experience. He is also the organizer of Google Developer Group (GDG) Chicago, a group of developers who work with and/or are interested in using Google technologies.

== Updated June 9, 10:15pm ==

Hi Everyone,

A very gracious thank you to our primary sponsor, coLab Evanston, for hosting us last minute at their facilities tomorrow. For those of you who don't know where it is, it's just 2 blocks north of Firehouse Grill, or 1/2 block north from the Main Street Purple Line CTA Stop. It's in the business between Subway and the Evanston Library (corner of Main & Chicago).

Space is very limited, so please on bring a guest if you RSVP'ed that you were going to do so. We're a little overbooked for the room, but I'm sure we'll make it work--you may just find your networking amplified due to close quarters. 

If you are curious to learn more about coLab Evanston (which previous organizer Steve Starr has told me is a fantastic shared working environment, if you're in need for one!), or want to drop them a line to say "thanks!" for being so welcoming last minute, check out their website at

See you tomorrow,


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  • Elliott Lawrence P.

    Justin gave us an excellent overview on what it's like to be a Glass Explorer, and the highlights and pitfalls of Google Glass. I learned an incredible amount about what Glass is and isn't used for, as well as how the interface and some of the technology works. Most notably, we learned about how Google works (or doesn't) with respect to designing for the web. Excellent!

    June 11, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Justin's passion for presenting Google Glass was great fun. A wonderful overview of the technology with a chance to experience them firsthand.

    June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Justin for a great informative talk! I learned a lot about Google Glass and got to play with it too.

    June 10, 2014

  • Jeffrey H.

    Remarkable thing (for me at least) re coLab: the first MeetUp ever wherein my tinnitus did not kick in; my ears could pick up conversations much better there than anywhere else. So, great acoustics! And a great initial overview on GoogleGlass. It still strikes me as too "beta" for me; on the other hand, I can picture making a nice living coding "card bundles" for websites.

    June 10, 2014

  • Bob W.

    Had good time with some good people

    June 10, 2014

  • Elliott Lawrence P.

    For those who haven't received the email regarding the change of venue, please see the copy on the discussion board. More details TBA as soon as they are available.

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • Becky D.

    Cool, this looks like fun

    1 · May 14, 2014

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