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Telepresence Design Revolution

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The future of telepresence sits at a hybrid intersection of robotics, consumer electronics, medical devices, and even aerospace and housewares -- and the primary driver behind this explosion is design. Unexamined individual needs are revealing a new approach to effective and connected care -- with devices as the delivery mechanism but not the complete experience that's now required -- the emotional presence of a device in a space. The art and craft of this is to design to the "less obvious" to make it a richer experience -- for doctors, patients, technicians and families. Drawing on current client work with developing a robotics telepresence interface for healthcare, as well as consumer health related applications including mobile health gaming and diabetes management mobile tools, Meyer will present emerging best practices and insights into designing devices, software and experiences in light of the need for them to relate and communicate with people in a new way over distance.



Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer is a designer, business leader, educator, and speaker.

He has led Adaptive Path as CEO, frogdesign studios in California as General Manager, and teams at IDEO as a practice lead. He was formerly a partner at Essential, where he led their San Francisco studio in the creation of breakthrough physical products, digital products, and service experiences for a wide range of client organizations.

Michael also teaches New Product Development at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, fostering in MBA students a unique understanding that marries the business imperative with an appreciation of design opportunities.

Michael has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from UC Berkeley; an MBA from Harvard Business School, and served as a nuclear engineer officer in the US Navy.

An avid pilot, he often daydreams about flying an open-cockpit biplane when life keeps him away from the airport.