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James Leftwich, IDSA - Orbit Interaction

James Leftwich, IDSA is a recognized design leader with a proven track record in developing successful products, services, systems, and brands.  Educated as an industrial designer, he has over 30 years of broad design experience in the area of human interface, products, equipment, devices, mobile operating systems and apps, software development, branding and identity in the fields of consumer, medical, automotive, telecommunication, industrial, military, social, and gaming. He is also the co-developer of the popular iPhone and iPad game app DodgeDot®, which has been on Apple's 'What's Hot' list. He holds twenty-two utility patents in device, human interface, and information system methodologies.

Extensive Design Leadership:
Mobile and Pad Apps, New or unique OS UI Frameworks, Desktop Software, Social Network and Community Architectures, Wearables, Music and Entertainment Systems, Teleconferencing, Interactive Television, Medical and Industrial Devices, Gestural and Physical Interaction.

Awards in User Experience Architecture & Design:
IDSA / Business Week IDEA Award, and Medical Design Excellence Award.

Clients Include:
General Motors, Bosch Healthcare, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Clever Sense (Google), Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Apple, Thomson, Macromedia, Starsight Telecast (Gemstar), Nike, Polaroid, Natus, Kensington, Gyration, Acuson, Coherent, Pinnacle Systems, and Avica.


Services

• Interaction Architecture / User Experience Design
• Branding & Graphic Identity Design
• Intellectual Property / Trademarks / Patents
• Review & Analysis / Advisory Services


Clients and Ventures

Aura Networks, Inc. (2014)
Location-based Technology

Branding and Corporate Identity, Interaction Architecture, Mobile App Design
http://www.aura.com/

General Motors Advanced Technology (2013)
Proprietary design consulting of in-vehicle user experience
http://www.bosch-telehealth.com/

Camino Health (2012 - 2013)
Health Industry Biometrics Startup
Investor / Acting CXO - Chief Experience Officer
Branding and Corporate Identity, Interaction Architecture, Mobile App Design, Strategic Design and Business Development

http://www.caminohealth.com/

Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (The OSCARS®) (2012)
Designing and developing visual symbology and explanatory diagrams for the Science & Technology Council’s Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).
http://www.oscars.org/science-technology/council/projects/iif.html

Bosch Healthcare (2011)
with Vertical Product Development - Palo Alto
Proprietary Design Consulting in the Telehealth field, device and software
http://www.bosch-telehealth.com/

Clever Sense, Inc. (2011)
(Acquired by Google)
Algorithm-based Recommendation Engine - Applied to restaurant recommendations
Advisory Board Member, User Experience Architecture and Design of Apple iPhone and iPad mobile app, "Alfred"
http://thecleversense.com/

Vertical Product Development(2005 - 2010))
Associate, Strategic Advisor and Co-Consultant
http://www.vpd.me

Apptarium (2010)
Mobile App Social Network - Corporate Identity, Interaction Architecture, Site and Interface Design, Strategic Design and Business Development
http://www.apptarium.com

Mimvi (2010)
(Acquired by Adaptive Medias, Inc.)
Mobile App Search Engine
Acting CXO - Chief Experience Officer

Corporate Identity, Interaction Architecture, Site and Interface Design, Strategic Design and Business Development
http://www.adaptivem.com

Phoenix Biomedical (2010)
(Acquired by Hansen Medical)
Surgical Technology - Advisory Board Member, User Experience Design, Graphic Identity System
http://www.hansenmedical.com/us/en

Zvents (2010)
with Vertical Product Development - Palo Alto
Proprietary Consulting on events discovery and ticketing service, website services, mobile app, mobile web app, and Facebook app
http://www.zvents.com

Jampaq Software, Inc. (2009 - Present)
Mobile Electronic Game and Productivity Software Company
Investor / Acting CXO - Chief Experience Officer
Executive and strategic corporate roles, principal lead on product and experience design for games, web properties, social networking, mobile application software, corporate identity and branding, and design consulting
http://www.jampaq.com
DodgeDot® Game App for Apple iPhone and iPad
Faxer™ - A US800.com service

Voicemailer™ - A US800.com service

Innovation Incubator (2009)
Venture Technology Incubator - Advisory Board Member and Design of Graphic Identity System

LocalLite (2009)
with Vertical Product Development - Palo Alto
Design of User Experience Architecture and interface for mobile phone software and associated website. A directory of businesses and locations with reviews, audio notes, and photos (mobile software, website, and overall activity and interaction model)
http://www.locallite.com

Mig33 (2009)
with Vertical Product Development - Palo Alto
Proprietary Consulting on mobile software integrating VoIP calls, chat & instant messaging, e-mail, text messaging, photo sharing, and social networking features (mobile software interaction model)
http://www.mig33.com

SeeqPod (2007 - 2009)
CXO - Chief Experience Officer
Executive and strategic corporate roles, principal lead on product and experience design for web properties, social networking widgets, mobile application software, corporate identity and branding
http://www.seeqpod.com

Nokia (2007-2008)
with Vertical Product Development - Palo Alto
Proprietary Consulting on mobile phone project (software, physical device interaction)
http://www.nokia.com

Trolltech (2006-2007)
with Vertical Product Development - Palo Alto
Proprietary Consulting on mobile phone project (software, physical device interaction)
http://www.qtsoftware.com/

Ooma (2007)
with Vertical Product Development - Palo Alto
Proprietary Consulting on telephonic device
http://www.ooma.com

Seven Networks (2007)
with Vertical Product Development - Palo Alto
Software Provisioning Site Analysis and Redesign, Interaction Architecture
http://www.seven.com

SeeqPod (2006-2007)
Corporate Identity, Interaction Architecture, Site and Interface Design, Strategic Design and Business Development
http://www.seeqpod.com

SavaJe Technologies (2006)
Principal UX Architect on a proprietary mobile phone OS/Application Suite project
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SavaJe

Aaron Marcus and Associates (2005)
Proprietary Consulting on client project (software, physical device interaction)
http://www.amanda.com

Thomson-Gyration Corporation (2005)
Proprietary Consulting on Mediia Center Remote Control
http://www.gyration.com

PalmSource, Inc. (2005)
Proprietary Consulting on Design and Patent Support
http://www.palmsource.com

AorTx (2005)
Medical Technology Graphic Identity System

Thomson Corporation (2005)
Design Consulting on DTI 0601 Mobile Set-Top Box (software, physical device interaction)
Information and Interactive Demo of the Thomson DTI0601
http://dti.imagesenligne.com/

Thomson - Gyration (2001 - 2005)
Proprietary Consulting
http://www.gyration.com
U.S. Patent Granted:

#7,233,316
Multimedia User Interface

PalmSource, Inc. (2004)
Director, Design and User Experience - Lead UX Architect on a proprietary project; Led UX Group; Spokesperson for PalmSource UX
http://www.palmsource.com

CardiacMD (2004)
Medical Technology Graphic Identity System
http://www.orbitnet.com/CMD

PEMSTAR Pacific Consultants, Inc. (2001 - 2004)
Director, Design and Human Interface- Lead UX Architect and Industrial Designer on numerous consulting client projects in the consumer electronic, government, and medical fields, including the Natus Algo3i Newborn Hearing Screener which won two major design awards:
Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA2004), the highest design award given by the medical industry.
Bronze Award in Business Week Magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America's IDEA 2004 (Industrial Design Excellence Awards).

Natus Algo3i Project Portfolio - Page 1
Natus Algo3i Project Portfolio - Page 2
Natus Algo3i Project Portfolio - Page 3
Natus Algo3i Project Portfolio - Page 4
Natus Algo3i Project Portfolio - Page 5

Akceil, Inc. (2000 - 2004)
Co-founder of Akceil, and UX Architect of TUI (Tiny User Interface), a proprietary and revolutionary small-scale interface system for devices and wearables. Patent pending system currently in acquisition stage. Inquiries welcome - please contact.
U.S. Patent Granted:
#7,058,904
Operating method for miniature computing devices

Ericsson / Red Jade (2000 - 2001)
PlayPad Wireless Handheld Game Platform w/PDA Applications; Software Functional/Graphical Design and Interactional Architecture

Pinnacle Systems Corporation (2001)
Pinnacle Express DVDisk™ Software Functional/Graphical Design
http://www.pinnaclesys.com/aboutus/NewsMessage.asp?id=372

Avica Technology Corporation (2000 - 2001)
Avica MotionStore™ Software Functional/Graphical Design and Interactional Architecture
http://www.avicatech.com/platform.html
Avica MotionStore and FilmStore Project Portfolio - Page 1
Avica MotionStore and FilmStore Project Portfolio - Page 2

Proprietary Client No. 3 (2000 - 2001) (Project Currently Proprietary)
Interactive TV - Strategic Physical/Visual/Infomational Product/Patent Development

Proprietary Client No. 2 (2000 - 2001) (Project Currently Proprietary)
Wireless - Strategic Physical/Visual/Infomational Product/Patent Development

Proprietary Client No. 1 (2000 - 2001) (Project Currently Proprietary)
Wireless - Strategic Physical/Visual/Infomational Product/Patent Development

Polaroid (1999 - 2000) (Project Currently Proprietary)
Strategic Physical/Visual/Infomational Product/Patent Development
http://www.polaroid.com/
Polaroid Digital Camera Project - Page 1
Polaroid Digital Camera Project - Page 2
U.S. Patent Currently Pending:

20010052942
Electronic Camera System with Modular Printer and Base

Kiyoe Blue (1999)
Jazz Singer and Ensemble Graphic Identity System
http://www.orbitnet.com/KB

VTEL Corporation (1999) (Proprietary)
Executive-level Strategy/Interactional Architecture Consulting
http://www.vtel.com/

Kensington Technology Group (1998 - 1999)
Kensington VideoCAMworks™ Software Functional/Graphical Design and Interactional Architecture
http://www.orbitnet.com/VideoCAMworks/
Kensington VideoCAMworks Project Portfolio - Page 1
Kensington VideoCAMworks Project Portfolio - Page 2
Kensington VideoCAMworks Project Portfolio - Page 3
Kensington VideoCAMworks Project Portfolio - Page 4
Kensington VideoCAMworks Project Portfolio - Page 5

Hewlett Packard (1998)
Chai™ Java VM & Embedded Software Technology Logo
The Chai™ Logomark / Identity
http://www.internetsolutions.enterprise.hp.com/chai/index.html
http://www.orbitnet.com/Hewlett_Packard_Chai/index.html

Vina Technologies (1998)
T1 Integrator™
Voice + Data Integration Solutions Java™-based Remote Management Analysis Software
http://www.alliancedatacom.com/vina-technologies-products.htm
U.S. Patent Granted:

#US6,356,256
Graphical User Interface For Display of Statistical Data

Coherent Medical Group (1998) (Now Lumenis)
UltraPulse Encore Surgical Laser
Human Factors Analysis, Interactional Architecture and Design
http://www.surgical.lumenis.com/wt/content/ultrapulse
Coherent UltraPulse Encore Project Portfolio - Page 1
Coherent UltraPulse Encore Project Portfolio - Page 2
Coherent UltraPulse Encore Project Portfolio - Page 3

The Architecture of Cyberspace (1997)
A Presentation and Discussion of Overlooked Issues in the Architecture of Cyberspace
ISEA97 (The Eight International Symposium of Electronic Arts)
The Art Institute of Chicago - September 1997
Presenter and Panel Member: The Architecture of Cyberspace
http://www.well.com/user/jleft/orbit/vizrez/slides/index.html

Harvest Technologies (1997)
Securities Portfolio Management and Analysis Software
Complete Interactional Architecture, User Experience, and Interface Design

Macromedia (1997)
Dreamweaver™ web-building software All icons and visual language http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver

Flock of Words (1997)
Technical Translator's Business Graphic Identity System
http://www.orbitnet.com/FOW

Nike (1996)
Triax™ Runners Watch series
I.D. Magazine 1998 Consumer Product of the Year
IDEA/Business Week 1999 Gold Winner
IDSA Consumer Product of the Decade
Consultant - user interaction/physical and graphical layout
Nike Triax Project Portfolio

StarSight Telecast (1994 - 1997) (now part of Gemstar)
Interactive Television Guide System and Information Architecture Strategic Physical, Visual, Infomational Product Development, and Intellectual Property Development
http://www.orbitnet.com/StarSight
U.S. Patents Granted:

#US6,002,394
Systems and Methods of Linking Television Viewers with Advertisers and Broadcasters
#US6,075,575
Remote Control Device and Method for Using Television Schedule Information
#US6,133,909
Method and Apparatus for Searching a Guide Using Program Characteristics
#US6,151,059
Electronic Program Guide with Interactive Areas
#US6,263,501
Systems and Methods of Linking Television Viewers with Advertisers and Broadcasters
#US6,323,911
System and Method for Using Television Schedule Information
#US6,412,110

Electronic Program Guide with Interactive Areas

#US6,732,369
Systems and Methods for Contextually Linking Television Program Information

#7,137,135
Electronic Program Guide with Active Areas

#7,543,321
Multiple Database, User-Choice-Compiled Program and Event Guide

Apple Computer (1994)
Disney World's Epcot Center/Innoventions
Magic House Interfaces for Home Office and Kitchen Computers

http://www.orbitnet.com/Apple
Apple / Disney Epcot Project Portfolio - Page 1
Apple / Disney Epcot Project Portfolio - Page 2
Apple / Disney Epcot Project Portfolio - Page 3
Apple / Disney Epcot Project Portfolio - Page 4

Acuson (1990 - 1996)
Sequoia™ and Aspen™
Ultrasound Equipment Physical control interaction and visual interface and font design; plus Modus Operandi - a conceptual project co-developed with Lunar Design
http://www.orbitnet.com/Acuson
Acuson Project Portfolio - Page 1
Acuson / Modus Operandi Project Portfolio - Page 2
Modus Operandi Project Portfolio - Page 3

Unify Corporation (1993)
Vision™ Interface-builder/Database Application All icons and visual language
http://www.unify.com/
Icon set for Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 1
Icon set for Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 2
Icon set for Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 3
Icon set for Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 4
Icon set for Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 5

AXCIS Pocket Information Network (1992 - 1993)
HP-95 palmtop information retrieval/analysis product, TrackMaster™
Interactional Architecture and User Interface Design
http://www.axcis.com/
AXCIS TrackMaster™ Project Portfolio - Page 1
AXCIS TrackMaster™ Project Portfolio - Page 2

Project InfoSpace (1988 - 1993)
A Conceptual Method for Interacting with Information in a Three-Dimensional Virtual Environment
Metadata-enabled OS/Search and Database Browser/Visualizer model
Presented at 3CyberConf 1993 - University of Texas - Austin
http://www.well.com/user/jleft/orbit/infospace/index.html

Sun Microsystems/SunPro (1988 - 1992)
Open Look™ graphical user interface for UNIX (in conjunction with Cox & Hall of Colleyville, Texas)
SPARCworks™ programming environment tools/interface architecture
(SPARCworks™
was named 1995 UNIX Review's Product of the Year)
http://www.sun.com/
Icon set for Sun Microsystems SPARCworks™ Devoloper Suite - 1
Icon set for Sun Microsystems SPARCworks™ Devoloper Suite - 2

Syntex Laboratories (1991) (now Roche Bioscience)
Virtual Office-metaphor Penpad-based interface for pharmaceutical sales force
http://paloalto.roche.com/
http://www.orbitnet.com/Syntex

Fafco (1990)
Pool / Spa Heater Controller User Interface Analysis and Redesign
http://www.fafco.com/
http://www.orbitnet.com/Fafco

Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) (1990)
Design of information retrieval systems

Texas Instruments (1989)
Visual language and icons for computer-aided semiconductor design process

Corporate Identity, Logos, and Branding (1990 - 2010)
23 Logos and Brandmarks
http://www.orbitnet.com/James_Leftwich_Orbit_Logos.jpg

Sample Icons from Various Projects (1990s)
Index of samples from Orbit Interaction icon development projects
Icons developed for Pixeltime's online contests (drawn online) (2000)
Development of Rietveld House icon for IconTown (2000)
Icon set - Macromedia Dreamweaver™ web-building software (1997)
Icon set - Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 1 (1993)
Icon set - Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 2 (1993)
Icon set - Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 3 (1993)
Icon set - Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 4 (1993)
Icon set - Unify Corporation Vision™ Database Application - 5 (1993)
Icon set - Sun Microsystems SPARCworks™ Devoloper Suite - 1 (1991)
Icon set - Sun Microsystems SPARCworks™ Devoloper Suite - 2 (1991)
First icon set - The Alphabet (when six years old) (1967)

Graphics and Illustrations done in MacPaint (128k Mac) (1985)
Index of MacPaint Graphics and Illustrations

First Computer User Interface Project (when ten years old) (1971)
Project description and index of sample drawings and usage diagrams

Twenty Drawings from First and Second Grades (1967-1969)
Index of drawings, maps, and illustrated stories


Patents

Intellectual property strategies and patent pursuit have been an key aspects of my projects since the mid 1990s. Design and development for clients and venture projects has resulted in twenty-two utility patents.

US6,002,394 "Systems and Methods of Linking Television Viewers with Advertisers and Broadcasters"
US6,075,575 "Remote Control Device and Method for Using Television Schedule Information"
US6,133,909 "Method and Apparatus for Searching a Guide Using Program Characteristics"
US6,151,059 "Electronic Program Guide with Interactive Areas"
US6,263,501 "Systems and Methods of Linking Television Viewers with Advertisers and Broadcasters"
US6,323,911 "System and Method for Using Television Schedule Information"
US6,356,256 "Graphical User Interface For Display of Statistical Data"
US6,412,110 "Electronic Program Guide with Interactive Areas."
US6,732,369 "Systems and Methods for Contextually Linking Television Program Information"
US7,058,904 “Operating Method for Miniature Computing Devices”
US7,137,135 “Electronic Program Guide with Active Areas”
US7,233,316 “Multimedia User Interface”
US7,543,321 “Multiple Database, User-Choice-Compiled Program and Event Guide”
US7,782,298 "Multimedia user interface"
US7,710,396 "Multimedia user interface"
US7,692,628 "Multimedia user interface"
US8,132,206 “Multiple Database, User-Choice-Compiled Program and Event Guide”
US8,181,200 “Method and System for Displaying Advertising, Video, and Program Schedule Listing”
US8,453,174 “Method and System for Displaying Advertising, Video, and Program Schedule Listing”
US8,615,782 “System and Method of Linking Television Viewers with Advertisers and Broadcasters"
US8,715,048 “Electronic Game and Method”
US8,723,793 “Multimedia User Interface”


Advisory Boards, Participation in Conferences and Symposiums

Board of Advisors - BluSea Foundation
(2014)
Branding and Logo Design
BluSea Foundation is a non-profit company that identifies, promotes, and executes projects around the world to reclaim the natural balance of Earth’s endangered ecosystems. We specialize in fostering the creation of self-sustaining economically viable solutions that can set off a catalytic change to improve quality of life. To do this, we focus on implementing dynamic media strategies in conjunction with proven emergent technologies to raise awareness, gather support, and change behavior. Our core area of focus is ocean pollution prevention and remediation.
http://www.bluseafoundation.org

Board of Advisors - Interactive Media Design Program at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension
(2013)
This certificate program organizes courses in several tracks of study, including visual design, design implementation, user experience design and site management.
http://www.ucsc-extension.edu/page/web-design

SVForum Conference: Game Changing Technology
Microsoft Conference Center - May 2013
Panel Member: The Future of Human Interface
https://svforum.org/Game-Changing-Conference/Conference-Game-Changing-Technology

Board of Technical Advisors - Clever Sense, Inc.
(2011)
Clever Sense
was a startup incorporating an algorithm-based recommendation technology applied to an Apple iPhone and iPad app, "Alfred," for finding restaurants that people would love. Clever Sense, Inc. was acquired by Google in December 2011.
http://www.thecleversense.com

Board of Directors - Interaction Design Association (IxDA)
(2008)
IxDA is a global network dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design. With the help of more than 50,000 members since 2003, the IxDA network provides an online forum for the discussion of interaction design issues and other opportunities and platforms for people who are passionate about interaction design to gather and advance the discipline.
http://www.ixda.org

Information Architecture Summit 2005 Redux - SF
San Francisco, California USA - May 2005
Presenter:  "The Information Architecture of Things: Twenty Years of Lessons Learned"
Panel Member:  "Talking The Talk:  Helping IAs to Speak The Language of Business"
http://www.orbitnet.com/iasummit2005/

Board of Advisors - Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
Advising on the MANA Statistics Project, migrating a fifteen-year-long intensive data collection project to a web-based entry and access model.  Since the early 1990s, MANA has sponsored a program for member midwives to collect an extensive 400-question record on client out-of-hospital births, associated perinatal care, and outcomes. The goal is support midwifery practice, improve care of women and babies, and increase choices available to childbearing families.  There are now over 26,000 records in this groundbreaking database on natural birthing.
http://www.mana.org/

Information Architecture Summit 2005 (IASummit2005)
Crossing Boundaries
Montréal, Québec, Canada - March 2005
Presenter:  "The Information Architecture of Things: Twenty Years of Lessons Learned"
Panel Member:  "Talking The Talk:  Helping IAs to Speak The Language of Business"
http://www.orbitnet.com/iasummit2005/

The Future of Digital Product Design
Co-Sponsored by: IxDG, the AIGA Center for Brand Experience, AIGA-ED, and BayDUX
Yahoo!  Sunnyvale, CA - December 2004
Panel Member - The Future of Digital Product Design

http://www.baychi.org/baydux/20041208/

Board of Advisors - Information Architecture Institute (IAI)
The Information Architecture Institute is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to advancing and promoting information architecture. Founded in 2002, the Institute has over 600 members in 40 countries.
http://iainstitute.org

PlanetPDA (The Global Summit On Enterprise & Custom Volume Handheld Computing Solutions)
Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco, California USA - September 2002

Presenter and Panel Member: Wearable PC Summit
http://www.tmcnet.com/scripts/ppda/f02/conf.ASP?session=PCSW-2 http://iainstitute.or

ISEA2000 (The Eleventh International Symposium of Electronic Arts)
Forum des Images - Paris, France - December 2000
Virtual Presenter and Panel Member by Teleconferencing: "An Interrogation of Space"
Chaired by Peter Anders with Patrick Lichty, Gregory Little, Mike Mosher, Scott Paterson, Jim Leftwich, Pamela Jennings, Timothy McFadden, Dan Livingstone
http://www.isea2000.com/an/som.htm (pick Thursday, December 7, 2000 - 4:00pm)
http://www.orbitnet.com/ISEA2000/

ISEA97 (The Eight International Symposium of Electronic Arts)
The Art Institute of Chicago - September 1997
Presenter and Panel Member: The Architecture of Cyberspace
http://www.isea.qc.ca/webcast/ephemeral.html
http://www.well.com/www/jleft/orbit/vizrev/slides/

3CyberConf (The Third International Conference on Cyberspace)
University of Texas - Austin in May 1993
Paper presented: "InfoSpace: A Conceptual Method of Interacting with Information in a Three-Dimensional Virtual Environment"
http://www.well.com/www/jleft/orbit/infospace/


Reviews, Magazine Articles, Books, and Design Awards

IDSA / Business Week - 2004 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)
(2004)
Bronze - Natus Algo®3i Newborn Hearing Screener
http://www.idsa.org/idea/idea2004/b89.htm

2004 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA)
(2004)
Natus Algo®3i Newborn Hearing Screener
http://www.devicelink.com/mdea2004_press.html

WIRED News - Early Desktop Pics Ahead of Their Time (2002)
Article about the CyberPort desktop
http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,56318,00.html

IDSA / Business Week - Designs of the Decade (1999)
In 1999, receiving the highest design honor given to medical and scientific products, the Acuson Sequoia¨ 512 Ultrasound System/C256 Echocardiography system has won a silver award in the Designs of the Decade competition. Sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and Business Week, the Designs of the Decade: Best in Business 1990-1999 Awards recognize the most compelling design/business success stories of the 1990s and honor products and strategies that have made a significant business impact.

"The well-designed product interface was a major contributor to the success and usability of this product [the Sequoia]," said Dr. Lorraine Justice, IDSA, Georgia Institute of Technology. "It has helped to set the design standard for medical products for the latter half of the decade."

APPLELINKS.COM Mac Buyer's Guide (Online Review and Source Site - March 3, 2000)
"The (Kensington VideoCAMworks) Mac VGA's bundled software is most of what the KritterUSB's is not."

"...users will appreciate its simplifed interface.""in the 'included software' category Kensington's VideoCAM Mac VGA drastically beat out the Kritter USB"

Though Applelinks.com picked the Kritter netcam for its hardware performance, they gave rave reviews for the companion VideoCAMworks software, and judged it greatly superior.
http://www.applelinks.com/buyerguide/netcam.shtml

WASHINGTON POST MAGAZINE (Magazine - USA - December 5, 1999)
Kensington VideoCAM / VideoCAMworks chosen among top ten gifts to give for Christmas.
Washington Post Review of Kensington VideoCAM/VideoCAMworks

ENVISIONING CYBERSPACE: Designing 3D Electronic Spaces
(Book - Peter Anders / McGraw-Hill)
Contains numerous references to Orbit Interaction design and research projects, as well as Orbit project images from Project InfoSpace and the Syntex Laboratories Salesforce Virtual Office printed on the book's cover.

MACWEEK (Magazine - USA - October 6, 1997)
Cover screenshot of Macromedia's Web-authoring application Dreamweaver™

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN (Magazine - USA - JUNE 1996)
Screenshot of Acuson's Sequoia™ ultrasound machine interface.

VIRTUAL (Magazine - Italy - April 1996)
Cover article on Jim Leftwich / Project InfoSpace:
"LE MANI SULL'INFORMAZIONE"

PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE (Magazine - USA - October 1994)
InfoSpace featured in article: "THE ARCHITECTURE OF CYBERSPACE"

ICONS FOR THE MASSES (Book - David A. Lai -Peachpit Press/Berkeley - 1994)
Icons and examples of design process

MEDICAL DESIGN AND MATERIALS (Magazine - USA -April 1991)
Co-author of article: "APPLYING THE INTERACTION DESIGN APPROACH TO MEDICAL DEVICES"




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