Sunday, July 17, 2011

Device Design Day 2011: Six Questions for Charles Goran

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In anticipation of Device Design Day 2011, we've partnered with Kicker Studio to bring you a series where speakers from this year's conference reflect on six questions about design and their practice. D3 brings together visual, interaction and industrial designers for a multi-disciplinary conversation about the design of consumer electronics and objects with embedded technology.

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Kicker Studio keeps reminding us how technology can elevate and enhance even the most analog experiences, so with Device Design Day less than a month away, we're excited to present the 6th profile of this year's speakers with some great design insights from Charles Goran. Read on to find out more about the joy of juicing and the importance of caring and collaboration in design.

Charles Goran has over 25 years of experience designing and delivering user experiences for devices, games, the Web, TV and everything in-between. He has lead award winning design and development on projects for companies like Apple, Microsoft, Motorola, AT&T, 3COM and T-Mobile. Charles is currently helping lead UX for T-Mobile USA and recently helped deliver the new Sidekick 4G.

Read on for more from this year's Device Design Day speakers:

Six Questions for Liz Bacon, Devise

Six Questions for Karen Kaushansky, Jawbone

Six Questions for Mike Kruzeniski, Microsoft

Six Questions for Branko Lukic, NONOBJECT

Six Questions for Cori Schauer, NASA

Kicker Studio: What is the most cherished product in your life? Why?

Charles Goran: My mobile device. It brings my music and entertainment with me wherever I am. It connects me to the people I care about. It keeps me informed. It is my most personal possession.

What's the one product you wish you'd designed, and why?

The Alessi juice squeezer. It was designed by Philipe Starck. It is an elegant solution to the juicing problem. It makes me smile and brightens my day.


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