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SF IoT Meetup: Mike Kuniavsky from PARC - Thurs. March 28th at 6:30pm at Runway

* To attend, you must get a ticket using this link: HERE

We’re pleased to announce our second IoT meetup taking place on Thursday, March 28th at 6:30pm at Runway, a new co-working space in SF. Parking Information for Runway is HERE

Mike Kuniavsky, a user experience designer, IoT author, researcher, and entrepreneur currently working at PARC. His talk is titled:

"Avatars, services and emergent behavior: Thoughts on tools for the user experience design of IoT/ubicomp devices".

It is an extended version of his talk that he gave in the GigaOm meetup in Feb. Don't miss your chance to hear Mike deep dive into his experience in designing for IoT's!


Mike Kuniavsky Bio
Mike is a user experience designer, researcher, entrepreneur, and author. A twenty-year veteran of digital product development, Mike designs products, business processes, and services at the leading edge of technological change. Prior to joining PARC, he co-founded several successful user experience centered companies, including ThingM, which designs and manufactures ubiquitous computing and Internet of Things products, and Adaptive Path, a well-known design consultancy. Mike specializes in multi-device interactions, cloud-based service design, and design of hardware products connected to cloud-based services. His background includes design for social analytics, consumer electronics, appliances, image retrieval, RGB LEDs, and financial services.

Mike has worked with some of the world's top technology companies, such as Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Whirlpool, and Qualcomm, to design new products, guide product strategy, and create user-centered design and development cultures.

Mike is the author of "Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research" and "Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design" both of which are used as standard university textbooks. He received a dual major B.S./B.A. in Computer Science and Film/Video Studies from the University of Michigan.

Mike lives in San Francisco with his family and loves new music.

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  • cwp12345

    Very interesting and thought-provoking!

    March 31, 2013

  • Cédric H.

    instructive, more talks would be great !

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Christoph M.

    Family visit to Baja instead :-/

    March 26, 2013

    • Alfred L.

      See you next time, Christoph? :)

      March 29, 2013

  • Tim M.

    Eventbrite ticket pages says Sold Out. Would love to join, is there more space or a waiting list, or anything *anything* I can do? /sigh/

    March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have a scheduling conflict that just popped-up. You can take my spot.

      March 28, 2013

    • Alfred L.

      Hope to see you next time, JP!

      March 29, 2013

  • Alfred L.

    Thanks for coming out and made the night amazing, everyone! Kudos 1 more time to Mike Kuniavsky (@mikekuniavsky) and our venue sponsor Runway Incubator. See you next month!

    March 29, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Mike gave one of the best presentations I've heard on IoT

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Wow. Exceptional presentation.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Yasuki I.


    March 28, 2013

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    March 21, 2013

  • Kishore J.

    Particularly interested in finding out how you do it hands-free, automated, connected and context-relevant

    March 17, 2013

  • Christoph M.

    Hope I can make the pilgrimage from San Diego ...

    March 16, 2013

  • Ric A.

    Terepac Corporation CEO. We're giving voice to the world. Colliding IoT and Big Data; physical layer and digital. Coming in from Waterloo, Ontario. Connecting. Expanding.

    March 15, 2013

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