For reasons that are still unclear to me, I was inspired to write a version of Dicken's A Christmas Carol withthe the spirits of the past, present and future replaced by each of the new gaming consoles - Steam, PS4 and Xbox One, respectively. Definitely not my usual approach, but it was fun to write.
My latest post on CoDesign (FastCompany's design-focused website) discusses five principles of smartwatch design. Rather than considering smartwatches as smaller, wearable versions of smartphones; designers need to consider the the unique context of use, behavioral patterns and ergonomic constraints of a smartwatch.
....literally. Over the past week the USPTO granted a series of user interface design patents where I was one of the co-inventors. The patents related to the design work I led at Bresslergroup for the Spiro PD personal spirometer. This is a home medical device that integrates a touch screen-based UI for measuring and tracking lung health. As part of the project, the design team created demonstration screens (pictured above) to communicate proper use of the spirometer, and I served as the model for these illustrations. So I guess you could say my likeness is now patented.