My hobbies are being outdoors, building stuff and writing about design.
Being outdoors is good. Being there with family or friends is better.
This post-party panorama of my backyard shows some recent construction projects: an outdoor kitchen, my design studio, and the pavers all around.
Eventually I plan to publish my design articles as a book.
1991 - I graduated from Stanford with a Master's in Product Design. The name of the program has evolved since then; the philosophy of radical creativity has stayed constant. Below are images from my thesis work: bowls for Jello and a wheelchair braking system.
1992 - I worked for a medical products start up for 2 years. I designed product, packaging, assembly line robots and managed regulatory approval.
1995 - I started designing for the World Wide Web. LINC was the name of my design consultancy; we designed and built "intranets."
1999 - I cycled through a music start up where we tried to be iTunes before the world was ready, then had my first corporate work experience at Schwab.
2001 - I spent 5 years at consultancy that used what we now call AI to optimize drug development. Here I learned about data, data visualization, statistics, and designed software for modeling, simulation and decision theory.
That's the backstory.