A Smart Salon on Making it Real: the Agony & Ecstasy of Connected Devices - tales from the front lines

Feb 27 2015 - 3:43pm

People aren’t disappointed by current-state connected devices because their creat­­ors lacked vision, instead we're let down because their dreams exceed the reality of what technology can deliver.

As design thinkers, we’re focused on identifying the hard tradeoffs in product design while keeping the user perspective front and center. This is imperative no matter what the size of your business - from startups to multinationals.

Join us to hear more about keeping a vision intact without losing control, developing a realistic and effective framework for making tough decisions, and building upon incremental successes.

Murphy Freelen, VP at Smart Design, will be moderating an incredible panel we've assembled including:

Renee DiResta, Principal, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
Kevin Lee, Director of Product Strategy and User Experience, Samsung Design America
Mikal Greaves, Co-Founder and VP, Product Development, Play-i 
Sean Murphy, Director of Design Engineering, Smart Design


Wednesday, November 20th
Drinks and networking at 6:30
Talk starts promptly at 7:00

Smart Design
640 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
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About Smart Design
Smart Design is an award-winning innovation consulting firm with studios in New York, San Francisco and Barcelona. Founded in 1980, we work with companies of all sizes and across diverse industries to create human-centered design solutions that delight customers and help companies achieve their business goals. The products, services, experiences and innovation strategies we design drive business and make a meaningful difference in how people live, learn, work and play. To learn more, join us on Twitter @SmartDesign and visit us at smartdesignworldwide.com

About Smart Salons
Our studios frequently host panel discussions centered around compelling and timely topics in the areas of design, technology and business. Past Salon guests have included influencers such as Charles Adler (co-founder of Kickstarter), Jeffrey Hollander (founder of Seventh Generation), Patrick Whitney (IIT Institute of Design), Richard Saul Wurman (founder of TED) and many others.



Free and open to everyone interested however tickets are required.

IMPORTANT!! Seating is limited. So you must have a ticket to attend. Please only RSVP if you know you can attend. 

Cancellations: Please email us (rsvp@smartdesignworldwide.com) as soon as you know you cannot use your ticket.

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