Please join us at Kicker Studio’s 3rd annual Device Design Day (D3) conference on August 3, 2012 at the San Francisco Art Institute.

D3 2012 offers a full day of lively discussions in different shapes and sizes around the topic of natural user interface. Talks will be held in the morning and early afternoon. For the last session of the day, attendees will choose from smaller discussions and workshops focused on specific topics such as multi-model interactions and branding cross-platform experiences. The conference will be followed by a reception celebrating Kicker Studio’s 4th anniversary.

Tickets cost $399 and participants can register at  The discount code for Ubergizmo readers is: UBERGIZMO

By considering theory, best practices, and practical implications, D3 2012 will build a bridge between business reality and the magic of today’s technology. According to Kicker Studio co-founder and managing director Jennifer Bove, “Device Design Day is an opportunity to gather our community together to exchange ideas and celebrate product design. Every year it gets better, and we’re very excited about the lineup for 2012.”

Speakers include

  • Tom Chi, Experience Lead at Google X
  • Andrew Crow, Experience Design Director, GE Design & Experience
  • John Feland, CEO & Founder, Argus Insights
  • Susan Hosking, User Experience Strategist, Macadamian
  • Karen Kaushansky, Principal Designer, Jawbone
  • Stefan Klocek, Director, Interaction Design, Cooper
  • Jody Medich, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Kicker Studio
  • Andrew Milmoe, User Experience Planning, Coolaboratory
  • Nathan Moody, Design Director, Stimulant
  • Chris Noessel, Managing Director, Cooper
  • Geoff Parker, Development Manager, Macadamian
  • Greg Petroff, General Manager, GE Design & Experience
  • Matt Powers, Senior Robotics Specialist, National Robotics Engineering Center
  • Alan Rorie, Neuroscientist, Artist, Designer, Fabricator, Coder, Almost Scientific
  • Tanya Vlach, Artist, EyeTanya

“This year’s program has been curated to address the problems that we know our clients struggle against,” states Kicker Studio co-founder and creative director, Jody Medich. “We hope the content will reach across and inspire all of our attendees.”

Of the event, Core 77 said: “It really is possible to have an exploratory and engaging conference in a single day.” Last year’s attendees called for Kicker Studio to “do it again, pls,” because as one attendee said days after D3 2011, “I am already making plans to attend next year.” They said they “found value in the quantity and breadth of the presentations.”

Kicker Studio is a product and technology design consultancy made up of designers, researchers, innovators and makers. Kicker Studio creates meaningful, lasting relationships to products by creating interfaces that feel as natural as a conversation. They work with emerging technologies, like voice, touch, haptics and gesture, to design natural and intuitive ways for users to access the power of today’s digital devices in their daily lives. Visit

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