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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-three 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/

Corporate Identity, Logos, and Branding (1990 - 2014)
Samples - 32 Selected Logos and Brandmarks

BluSea Foundation (2014)
Non-Profit Environmental Organization
Advisory Board Member and Branding and Graphic Identity System

BluSea Foundation Branding and Graphic Identity

General Motors Advanced Technology (2013)
Proprietary design consulting of in-vehicle user experience
http://www.gm.com/vision/design_technology.html

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
Camino Health UX Architecture, App Design, Intellectual Property, Branding and Graphic Identity Portfolio

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

Science & Technology Council - Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) System Diagram

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, Design and Graphic Production of Apple iPhone and iPad mobile app, "Alfred"
Clever Sense Alfred App Screenshots and UX Architecture Wireframes

Vertical Product Development (2005 - 2012)
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)
Pre-Surgical Internal Assessment Technology - Advisory Board Member, Branding and Graphic Identity

Phoenix Biomedical Branding and Graphic Identity

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
DodgeDot® Site
iTunes App Store Page for DodgeDot® Game App for Apple iPhone and iPad
iTunes App Store Page for Faxer™ - A US800.com service
iTunes App Store Page for Voicemailer™ - A US800.com service

One U.S. Patent Granted:
US8,715,048 "Electronic Game and Method"

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

Innovation Incubator Branding and Graphic Identity

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)

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)
Algorithm-driven Music Search Engine - 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
Wikipedia entry on SeeqPod

SeeqPod Mobile displayed on flat panel TV

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

Trolltech (2006-2007)
with Vertical Product Development - Palo Alto
Proprietary Consulting on the Linux-based "Green Phone" project (software, physical device interaction)
Engadget article on the Trolltech Linux-based "Green Phone"

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
Wikipedia entry on SeeqPod

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

PalmSource, Inc. (2005)
(Acquired by Access) Proprietary Consulting on Design and Patent Support
http://gl.access-company.com/

AorTx (2005)
(Acquired by Hansen Medical)
Surgical Technology - Graphic Identity System

AorTx Identity Portfolio - Page 1

AorTx Identity Portfolio - Page 2

AorTx Identity Portfolio - Page 3

Thomson Corporation (2005)
Design Consulting on DTI 0601 Mobile Television / Set-Top Box (software, physical device interaction)
Engadget Article on the DTI 0601

Thomson - Gyration (2001 - 2005)
Consulting on design of Media Center Remote Control and Onscreen Electronic Programming Guide

http://www.gyration.com
Five U.S. Patents Granted:
US7,233,316 "Multimedia User Interface"
US7,782,298 "Multimedia user interface"
US7,710,396 "Multimedia user interface"
US7,692,628 "Multimedia user interface"
US8,723,793 "Multimedia User Interface"

PalmSource, Inc. (2004)
(Acquired by Access) Director, Design and User Experience - Lead UX Architect on a proprietary project; Led UX Group; Spokesperson for PalmSource UX
http://gl.access-company.com/

CardiacMD (2004)
Medical Technology Branding and Graphic Identity System
CardiacMD Branding and Graphic Identity

BigTow (2003)
Towing Service Graphic Identity System
BigTow Branding and Graphic Identity

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 patented and revolutionary small-scale interface system for devices and wearables. Inquiries welcome - please contact.

Akceil TUI (Tiny User Interface) and UNA Watch Specification Document (32 page .PDF)

One U.S. Patent Granted:
US7,058,904 "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
Wikipedia entry on Red Jade

CNN Money article on Red Jade

Pinnacle Systems Corporation (2001)
Pinnacle Express DVDisk™ Software Functional/Graphical Design
http://www.pinnaclesys.com/

Avica Technology Corporation (2000 - 2001)
Avica MotionStore™ Software Functional/Graphical Design and Interactional Architecture
Avica MotionStore™
Avica FilmStore™ Director
Avica FilmStore™ Player
Avica MotionStore and FilmStore Project Portfolio - Page 1
Avica MotionStore and FilmStore Project Portfolio - Page 2

Polaroid (1999 - 2000)
Strategic Physical/Visual/Infomational Product/Patent Development for Handheld Digital Camer
a
http://www.polaroid.com
Polaroid Digital Camera Project - Page 1
Polaroid Digital Camera Project - Page 2
One U.S. Patent Application:

http://www.google.com/patents/WO2001056267A1
Electronic Camera System with Modular Printer and Base

Kiyoe Blue (1999)
Jazz Singer and Ensemble Graphic Identity System
Kiyoe Blue Graphic Identity Collateral and Poster

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 (Chai Appliance Platform) Logo
The Chai™ Logomark / Identity
Bloor Research article on the Chai Appliance Platform
HP Chai Branding and Graphic Identity Portfolio

Vina Technologies (1998)
T1 Integrator™
Voice + Data Integration Solutions Java™-based Remote Management Analysis Software
Press Release for the Vina Technologies T1 Integrator™
One 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/

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.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html

Icon set - Macromedia Dreamweaver™ web-building software (1997)

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) (Acquired by Gemstar)
Interactive Television Guide System and Information Architecture Strategic Physical, Visual, Infomational Product Development, and Intellectual Property Development
http://www.orbitnet.com/StarSight
F
ifteen 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"
US7,137,135 "Electronic Program Guide with Active Areas"
US7,543,321 "Multiple Database, User-Choice-Compiled Program and Event Guide"
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"
US8,850,477 "System and Method of Linking Television Viewers with Advertisers and Broadcasters"

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

WIRED article acknowledging visionary work on the Apple Dock

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
Selected User Experience and Interface Design work from the Acuson development project (15 pages)
Acuson Project Portfolio - Page 1
Acuson Project Portfolio - Page 2

Acuson Project Portfolio - Page 3
Modus Operandi Conceptual Project Portfolio - Page 4

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.trackmaster.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)
Oracle and Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems Open Look™ GUI Style Guide (1988-1989 w/ Norm Cox - Cox & Hall)
Icon set - Sun Microsystems SPARCworks™ Developer Suite - 1 (1991)
Icon set - Sun Microsystems SPARCworks™ Developer Suite - 2 (1991)

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

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™ Developer Suite - 1 (1991)
Icon set - Sun Microsystems SPARCworks™ Developer 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"
US8,850,477 "System and Method of Linking Television Viewers with Advertisers and Broadcasters"


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/planetpda/sf02/key.htm

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://archives.isea-web.org/?page_id=11649
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://archives.isea-web.org/?page_id=9711
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/content/content1/algo®-3i-newborn-hearing-screener

2004 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA)
(2004)
Natus Algo®3i Newborn Hearing Screener
http://www.devicelink.com/expo/awards/awards/index.php?catId=-1&year=2004

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."
Press Release on the IDSA / Business Week Design of the Decade Award for the Acuson Sequoia® Ultrasound System

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/articles/2000/01/20000131140004.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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