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Wearable Devices Design Sprint for Health

We are very proud to be part of the team bringing students, designers, professionals and physicians together for a day to imagine the future of wearables in health.

The full day, Design Sprint, taking place October 17, 2014 at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, will be a jam packed day for meeting and working with DC area professionals and students who share a deep desire to influence the future of healthcare. This will be a focused, guided brainstorming scrum.

“Design sprints are inspired by the iterative, time-bounded, and user-focused aspects of Agile Development and Design Thinking.”

Teamwork

Teamwork

We will be focused on Google Glass and Android Wear and discussing Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and other wearable technologies.

Come prepared to learn, come prepared to contribute. Health professionals in business development, mobile development, doctoring or nursing, come prepared to mentor a team of medical students and coders who need your real world experience to draw upon.

Get all the details and register on our event site. It’s only $5 for early birds!

Designer Ivy Ross to head Google Glass

Ivy RossDesigner and Marketer, IVY Ross is the new head of the Google Glass project at GoogleX.

Here is the open letter sent to Glass Explorers.

A letter to our Glass Explorers, from the head of Glass

My name is Ivy Ross, and I’m excited to be joining Google on Monday, May 19 to lead our Glass efforts. With your help, I look forward to answering the seemingly simple, but truly audacious questions Glass poses: Can technology be something that frees us up and keeps us in the moment, rather than taking us out of it? Can it help us look up and out at the world around us, and the people who share it with us? I have spent my career–Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Bausch & Lomb, Gap and, most recently, Art.com–at the intersection of design and marketing, trying to answer questions like this in different ways, for different products. But Glass is especially cool, as no one has really tried to answer them with a product like this before. That’s our job, Explorers! I’m just getting started on Glass, but, because of all of you, and your thoughtful and smart feedback, I feel like I have an incredible head start. And I look forward to learning even more from you, and experiencing Glass together.

Ivy Ross

Ms. Ross is the former VP Marketing for GAP, Chief Creative Officer for the Disney Stores, SVP of Design for Mattel and many other design and marketing roles. Her appointment and her acceptance of the post are good news to supporters of the wearable technology. Google, Sergei, is committed to Glass and they understand enough to know they need a marketing and design focus not previously found at Google.

 

Hank Bought a Bus

Architect Hank recently finished his Masters in Architecture at the University of Minnesota, and converted the bus as his Master’s Final Project. He has a passion for working with his hands, and has opted to forego the traditional post-graduate job hunt in order to start his own shop.

Interesting read with his space analysis and photos.  http://www.hankboughtabus.com/a-tour-of-the-bus/

Bus diagram

School bus conversion

Interior

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