Jul 20, 2015 · 6:00 PM
345 Spear Street
For our next meetup we’re delighted to welcome David Merrill. A frequent speaker in the domains of user interface innovation, the future of play, and entrepreneurship, David and his work have been featured at TED, MoMA, the Discovery Channel, and Wired.
6:00 - 7:15pm: Mingle, enjoy food and drink, ask and answer questions (computers welcome!) Check-in closes at 7pm, so please arrive before!
7:15 - 7:30pm: Form 1.3 sneak peak
7:30 - 8:00pm: Presentation by David Merrill of Sifteo
8:00 - 8:15pm: Open Q&A
8:15 - 9:30pm: More time to ask and answer questions, discuss interaction design, mingle
About the Presentation: David constantly tinkers with new technologies to make physical+digital tools that give people new powers (for good). One of his projects was Sifteo Cubes - cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These tangible interface blocks can do math, play music, and talk to each other. In this talk, Dave will talk about the process of working through the interaction design challenges associated with developing for a unique new platform.
About David: David Merrill is currently the VP of Enabling Technology at 3D Robotics, where he helps the team build new, easy-to-use flying robots. He was formerly president and co-founder of Sifteo, a San Francisco startup spun out of his research at the MIT Media Lab. This research led to an award-winning physical+digital play system and catalog of unique games.
David holds a BS in Symbolic Systems and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and an MS and PhD from the MIT Media Lab.