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Humans are evolving

Overview:
Humans can not be separated from the technology we use. We are co-evolving
with technology and it's objects, just like flowers evolved together with bees.
Interest:
Interactions and Affordances
Side Note:
CRISPR


Taxonomy of the Kingdom of Smart Objects

Imagine:
The world of technology like the kingdom of animals. The technium.
Need:
Rather than randomly identifying technology through startup culture,
we should categorize the kingdom of smart objects then create new species ,
that solve real human problems and vice versa.
Work:
Categorizing new species of smart objects an their impact on users
Focus:
Emerging experiences and capabilities

Amazon History

Digital Master Plan
How can the digital experiences integrate with the workplace and make the
built environment actively support a corporation
Interest:

Big Data and Nudge Theory

Application:
Amazon Digital Master Plan for Global Campuses
Interest:
Nudge Dynamics and Architectural Sociability
Interest:
Interactive Experiences Impacting Culture

designaffairs PDX

About PDX:
How we think
Interest:
Land of emerging ideas

Perfect User Experiences

Interactions:
make it intuitive
Fidget Spinner:
so easy even a cat can use it

UX within NLP

Space Needle:
Visiting chat prototype
About:
Ubiquitous system to suggest places to visit in Seattle

Sculpture and Interactive Experiences

Work:
Various
Recent Tech
Lasers, screens, wood, light
Interest:
Interaction design and user experiences

Writing

Published Children's Book
SteamPotVille
Architectural Sociability
Published Research on interactions in the built evironment
I LOVE SCIFI

In the works
Busy, Busy
Pudding Heros (scifi novel)
Release early 2019
Pip and Pop Space Needle Kids Book
Release early 2019

I make things

Make:
Sculpture
Make:
Scifi Writings and books
Make:
Friends
Make:
Family
Make:
Little People

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Steven Ochs (aka Hugh Laurie)

Head of Experience Design
Principal User Experience Designer

Project Experience Highlights:
Amazon | D1N Interactive Experience | Vision, Experience Design
Amazon | Digital/Physical Master Plan, Worldwide Corporate Campus | Research, Design, Strategy, Prototyping
Amazon | South Lake Union Cultural Interactive | Experience Design
Boeing | Future Factory Digital Exp | Strategy, Vision, Design
Frans Chocolates | Frans.com Factory Integration | Design, Strategy
Intel | Brand Asset Management System | Design, Strategy
Space Needle | Future Playable City | Innovation, Service Conception
Space Needle | Machine Learning for Tourism | Technology Research, Prototyping
Space Needle | Space Base Century Project | Concept, Design,
Starbucks | LV Interactive | Innovation Research, Concept
Vulcan | The Martin Experience | Innovation, Service Conception, Design
Vulcan| Stackhouse Interactive | Experience Design
World Olympians Association | Digital Torch App | Design, Strategy

Hard Skills:
Experience Design
User Centered Design
Service Design
Design and Concept Development
Innovation Research
Brand Strategy
UX Prototyping
Interactive Experiences
Project Management
Team Leadership

Languages:
Arabic, Spanish, English

Software:
Adobe CS, MS Office; Sketch, InVision

Background:

Joined designaffairs 2018
12 years experience as strategic design consultant
Published research: Architectural Sociability, International Journal of Architectural Computing
BS, International Business Management, Bellevue University
AA, Cryptography, Community College of the Air Force

Interests

Disruption. Art. Writing.

ML, AI, Ginormous Data, Nudge Theory

Considering how data can impact culture through nudge theory.

Art Collaborations

Interactive art is one of the only places that people don’t have expectations when the approach work. This gives a PURE testing environment.

Design Research and Writing

The exploration of design as it impacts the world and its inverse, writing Science Fiction fabricating how it impacts the world.

Contact

Address

625 NW Everett Street #218
Steven.ochs@designaffairs.com

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