Mike Kuniavsky is a user experience designer, researcher, and author. A twenty-year veteran of digital product development, Mike designs products, business processes, and services at the leading edge of technological change.
Prior to joining PARC, he co-founded several successful user experience centered companies, including ThingM, which designs and manufactures ubiquitous computing and Internet of Things products, and Adaptive Path, a well-known design consultancy. He specializes in multi-device interactions, cloud-based service design, and design of hardware products connected to cloud-based services. His background includes design for social analytics, consumer electronics, appliances, image retrieval, RGB LEDs, and financial services.
He has worked with some of the world's top technology companies, such as Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Whirlpool, and Qualcomm, to design new products, guide product strategy, and create user-centered design and development cultures.
He is the author of "Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research" and "Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design" both of which are used as standard university textbooks. He received a dual major B.S./B.A. in Computer Science and Film/Video Studies from the University of Michigan.
He lives in San Francisco with his family and loves new music.
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A Pattern for User Experience Design in Predictive Analytics
posted 4 June 2014
Predictive Analytics: The Past as Prelude
posted 19 May 2014
From Selling Products to Managing Services
posted 30 April 2014
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Designing for Ecosystems: Making Meaningful IoT Products and Services
19 May 2015 | O’Reilly Radar
A major challenge for marketing the internet of things? Explaining why it has value
16 October 2013 | GigaOM
How to build for a world where you’re connected to hundreds of devices
1 October 2013 | Gigaom
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Hardware Without Hardware: Making as little as possible while rapidly exploring novel digital product ideas (Tutorial)
23 June 2015 | San Francisco, CA
IoT User Experience Design
12 May 2015 | San Francisco, CA