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Six Questions: Tom Chi

Introducing Device Design Day 2012’s speakers! This year we asked them a version of Jennifer Bove’s Six Questions. First up, we want you to meet Tom Chi, Experience Lead at Google X. Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of disciplines from astrophysical research…

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Announcing D3 2012: SAVE THE DATE

  On August 3, 2012 Kicker Studio will host its 3rd annual Device Design Day at the San Francisco Art Institute. This year we are shaking things up a bit. D3 2012 offers a full day of lively dialogue in different shapes and sizes around…

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Massimo Banzi presents Arduino at Kicker

On Monday May 21, about 40 people cozied up in our studio to hear Massimo Banzi, co-creator of Arduino talk about how Arduino came to be and how it continues to impact the relationship between design and technology. Fresh from a weekend at Makers Faire,…

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The Magic of Low-Fi Prototyping

Thanks to all of you who came out last night for our Arduino workshop with Massimo Banzi. We will post a wrap up of the event shortly. The event inspired great conversation among our guests and it inspired us to to share our thoughts on…

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Kicker Event: The Arduino Case Study

We’ve always been fans of the Arduino platform. We use it to prototype our design work at Kicker Studio, and we’ve followed its evolution and impact on the maker and start-up communities over the past several years. As the technology advances, the opportunities for Arduino-enabled…

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Kicker is Looking for a Senior Designer

Do you have what it takes to be a Kicker? Kicker Studio, a small boutique design company specializing in digital and physical interfaces, is looking for a Senior Designer to join us in our mission to make technology speak human. Because a user interface should…

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Volunteerism & Design

Sometimes giving of yourself is the best way to understand others. For our most recent project, we’ve embraced volunteerism as a way to get to design concepts. A big player in the tech world recently challenged Kicker Studio to design around women in Third World…

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Not just another awards show: 2012 Interaction Awards

Over the past 18 months I’ve been moonlighting on Kicker. My co-conspirator Raphael Grignani and I, with the help of several volunteers, designed, built and launched the Interaction Awards, as a way to recognize and celebrate the great work in our field. IxDA’s Interaction Awards…

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An Interaction Designer’s CES

Every January, over 140,000 people converge on Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show. While CES caters to the suppliers, buyers, and technology geeks, there is still plenty of fun to be had for a designer like me. After four years of attending, I finally…

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Our Latest Project Unveiled at CES

We are excited to give you a sneak peek at our latest project, a gesture-controlled movie browser platform developed with Omek Interactive for Jinni, a movie genome company, which will be debuting at CES on January 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. When Omek approached…

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