Speaker Details: Ken Leung

Lessons Learned Building the Internet of Skis

At Normative, we’re actively engaged in explorations and experiments around designing for a networked future. For our latest R&D project, Peak Skis, we focused on the development of sensor-enhanced, network-ready skis capable of measuring various aspects of the skier’s performance, while facilitating the sharing of this data within a community of interconnected skiers on a hill. In this session, I’ll talk about our experiences developing both our physical ski prototypes and an accompanying mobile app for skiers. You’ll learn how to deal with a unique host of challenges around designing apps which network with sensor-enabled devices, such as determining what data is most meaningful to measure, how to integrate mobile app design with hardware design, and designing an experience that is ambient and seamless.

Ken Leung

Ken Leung

Ken Leung is a versatile interaction designer with a multidisciplinary background in user experience design, industrial design, software development, and psychology. He works as a Designer at Normative in Toronto, Canada. When he’s not working Ken loves to hack stuff and travel to the four corners of the earth.