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D3 2012 Videos

Kicker Studio hosted its 3rd annual Device Design Day on August 3, 2012 at the San Francisco Art Institute. The day was filled with inspirational conversations around the topic of natural user interface. In case you missed it, or in case you wanted to be…

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Why we do Device Design Day.

Earlier this month, Kicker Studio hosted our 3rd annual Device Design Day. This year’s conference focused on Natural User Interface (NUI) and its intersection with product design. Teaching technology to speak human–to enable natural communication and interaction¬–is the next frontier of product design, and it’s…

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Designing for Actual Women

We’ve been doing a lot of work recently in product design for women. There are many commonly cited issues with designing for women, from forgetting that we are “women”, not “girls”, to thinking that making a product pink is the only way we will buy…

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D3 2012: Speak Human

A week ago today, Kicker Studio held its 3rd Device Design Day conference. This year’s conference was a resounding success. Over 150 attendees gathered at the gorgeous San Francisco Art Institute for a full day of inspiration. From robots that get things done to Jinn to haptic prototypes…

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Six Questions: Andrew Milmoe

In honor of Device Design Day, we collaborated with our D3 2012 media sponsor Core77 to bring you Six Questions, featuring Andrew Milmoe. Andrew Milmoe currently divides his time between large multi-channel customer experience projects and managing Make:SF, a Meetup group of 1200+ active members that he founded…

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Six Questions: Tanya Vlach

Our fourth installment of Six Questions with Device Design Day speakers features artist Tanya Vlach. Tanya Vlach, interactive artist, writer, and producer, is constantly finding new ways to crawl outside of the box and is currently in development on organizing an engineering team to build a miniature recording…

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How To Talk About Your Work When You Can’t Talk About Your Work

As a small studio, we are lucky to be able to do really interesting projects for high-profile clients. Often the most exciting work do for our clients falls under a non-disclosure agreement, meaning we cannot publicize the work or talk about our involvement. That’s okay…

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Six Questions: Matt Powers

Our third installment of Six Questions with Device Design Day speakers features Matt Powers, Senior Robotics Specialist at National Robotics Engineering Center. Matt is interested in how robots and intelligent machines can solve real human problems and work with people to accomplish complex tasks. At Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics…

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Six Questions: Chris Noessel & Stefan Klocek

The next installment of Six Questions with Device Design Day speakers features Chris Noessel and Stefan Klocek, who will be co-presenting at this year’s conference. In his day job as a Managing Director at Cooper, Chris Noessel manages teams and designers for products, services, and strategy…

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Predicting the Future in 6 Easy Steps

The number one objective of every design project is to predict the future. That is what we do as designers – we design the next: app, tool, product, invitation, logo, and more. Even if we are referencing a bygone era in our design, we are…

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