WORKSHOP: User Experience Design for Google Glass
for Product Designers and Digital Explorers
July 25, 2013, 7pm - 9:30pm @ OPODZ, a co-working space in Downtown LA
Instructors: Cecilia Abadie (33Labs) & Jaime Levy (JLR Interactive)
This is a 2.5-hour, hands-on workshop geared toward digital product designers who are looking to experiment and play in the sandbox of wearable computing. Note: This is NOT a workshop for developers to geek out on code.
The following topics will be covered:
- the distinction between wearable computing and Augmented Reality (AR)
- what the Glass user experience is like TODAY
- basic overview of the design elements such as the timeline, cards, bundles, and card options
- the process of UX design for Glass for digital designers without access to the product/API
- the best ways to leverage it's unique capabilities
Next, the following activities will be conducted:
- working in groups on a cool Glass concept based on both technical feasibility and innovation
- doing storyboard/scenarios on whiteboards to identify user interface elements
- creating a wireframe and/or Photoshop mock-up of the key "Glass" experience
- playing with the Google Mirror API Playground
Event capacity: 25 attendee limit.
Networking to follow at the nearby Far Bar LA at 347 East 1st Street.
BIO: Cecilia Abadie
A passionate evangelizer about everything digital, Cecilia Abadie is a Google Glass Explorer and Pioneer who spreads the word about wearable devices and the many ways they can change our world. As the founder of 33Labs, she leads a global development team that researches and develops wearable and mobile applications to deliver experiences that innovate and disrupt the personal and the enterprise realms. As a Product Manager for Full Swing Golf, she continues to envision and create a vibrant community for indoor golfers around the world. Cecilia was born in Argentina and raised in Uruguay, which is also where she began her career as an international software consultant and a software developer at the age of thirteen. She immigrated to the United States of America ten years ago and is currently living in Southern California.
A visual designer, developer, user experience evangelist and entrepreneur. Kai grew up in the quiet countryside of Germany. He is now living in Los Angeles. He used to work at Google and is one of the few people in the world (besides Cecilia) who have been walking around wearing a Google Glass this year! See Kai's LinkedIn profile and website for more!
Chris Jacobs is a designer, creative consultant and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. His work has spanned many disciplines from Packaging and Industrial Design to Architecture and (what he mostly does for a living) User-Interface Design. Chris attended Google IO over a year ago, and now has the distinguished title of "Eagle Rocks's first Glasshole." See Chris's LinkedIn profile! and Company Website for more!
Come find out for yourself whether or not to believe the hype (link to SNL Spoof)!!!
When & Where
JLR Interactive | OPODZ
Jaime Levy (see Wikipedia article and LinkedIn profile) has been a pioneer for over 25 years in the creation of innovative digital products and services distributed on disk media, mobile devices, the Web and iTV. These days she runs a User Experience Strategy and Design consultancy in Los Angeles called JLR Interactive that caters to startups and enterprises who are open to practicing "lean" principles for transforming their business concepts into sustainable and scalable online solutions.
Throughout her career, Jaime has been a part-time college professor teaching courses on UX Strategy & Design (UCLA Extension) and Electronic Publishing (New York University).
Opodz is a creative coworking space located at 362 E. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Opodz provides comfortable shared desk space and high speed WiFi Internet access in a well-designed, creative office environment. Opodz also features an event space, conference room, kitchen, and above all, a friendly, collaborative, professional atmosphere among members. Opodz offers various levels of month-to-month membership, and a daily drop-in rate is also available. It is also available for events, seminars, and meet-ups. Please come on and down and check it out for yourself!