Jared Ficklin is a Principal Technologist for frog design, where he has been creating Flash of all types for nine years.
Having worked professionally with digital technologies and Flash for Ten years, his current focus is User Experience Design and the Rapid Prototyping of Device User Interfaces.
A passion for musical performance outside of professional life lead to the hobby of using Flash for Sound Visualization.
Along with having appeared as the Grand Marshall for the Denver St. Patrick's day parade, Jared plays guitar with his twin brother in their Geek Rawk band John Galt, is the Executive Co-Director of the Austin Public Skatepark Action Committee, appeared on PBS as a participant on Texas Ranch House, and once was the Grand Marshall for the Denver St. Patrick?s day parade largely due to nepotism.
Visions From The Man Cave
Using Social Situations for Playful R&D
Making and the DIY ethic have risen to become influential in the world of Technology and Physical Computing.
This session shares many experiments and installation and hopes to leave the attendee with a introduction to how invention and putting things together rapidly can serve as an exercises that can produce rich experiences as all as push ones design and technical skill.
Far from technical the session will be energetic, example driven and one should leave with some lateral thoughts, hello world to some new technologies and a deeper view into design for physical computing.
Lots of ideas in the realm of putting large masses of people and bleeding edge technology together.
Thoughts on the current state of Interaction Design some of them random... But there will be a focus on 5 influencers. NFC, Smoke, Fire, Sensors, Lasers and no session would be complete without Kinect Hacks on display!