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Function led to the art of Industrial Design. Emotion led to the practice of User Experience. We are now in an era of Quantification & Automation. Machines & services are now built to serve us as individuals and build data representing the ME. What does that lead to in the worlds of Product & Experience Design? Let’s explore the impacts of Ubiquitous Computing, the High Availability of Low Cost Technology & Emergence of Machine Thinking on our Lifestyles & our Digital Lifestyles and how we Design for experiences that happen without a smart phone screen. Let’s share a little bit of energetic futurism. What happens when Form Follows Me?
Jared Ficklin is a designer and technologist with two decades experience creating products and visions for major companies.
Jared designs with technology and has a passion for innovative or unique interaction models especially those involving interesting inputs and outputs like touch, multi-touch, voice, gesture, sensing and projection. His philosophy is ""Think by Making, Deliver by Demo""
Jared is an evangelist and co-creator of the cable car based mass transport vision known as The Wire. He is also the Co-Director of the Austin Public Skatepark Action Committee helping design and construct quality concrete and steel skateparks for Austin, TX. In 2012 his passion for sound visualization led to the honor of being the first to bring live fire onto the TED stage in his talk ""Eyes Can Hear"" and he was once a cowboy in 1867 for the PBS living history experience known as Texas Ranch House."