David Hoang is a product design professional with more than a decade’s experience. He focuses on mobile, wearables and emerging technology. He’s currently the Product Design Lead at One Medical Group and Studio Manager at The Rock Tumbler Collective.
He was previously an early member of ExactTarget’s global accounts team, founder of a mobile product agency, Lead UX Designer at HTC and Design Director at Black Pixel. He has worked with Expedia, Inspirato, Nike, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Whole Foods and others./p>
David has a BFA in visual arts and his work is influenced a lot by art history, narrative and popular culture. His design approach is molded from his inspiration of using Mac apps such as HyperCard and Quartz Composer. He’s based in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California.
When Apple Watch was announced on September 9, 2014, Black Pixel had already been doing extensive research and design work for an iOS wearable. Of course, given that the Apple Watch wasn’t suppose to ship until 2015, we faced a number of problems designing for it. In this talk, I’ll go over our experiences designing for the yet-to-be-released device including how we used 3D printed models to explore use-cases and how we created prototypes to explore interaction design.