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Virtual Reality as User Experience Evaluation Tool

06/03/2019

As product designers, we look for methods to get user feedback fast and often on our prototypes. Rapid iteration keeps designs grounded and irons away pitfalls before they are baked into the design. Virtual Reality can be a fast and inexpensive way to get user input, speeding up prototyping iterations and improving the product design…

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VR Character Recognition Demo

05/02/2019

You’ve probably heard the buzz about Virtual Reality and Deep Neural Networks. In this post, I’ll demonstrate one way the virtual user experience can be improved by an application that recognizes the letters of the alphabet written in the air using a Deep Neural Network. Tracking the positioning and orientation of the user’s head and…

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Top 5 Ways To Overcome Innovation Challenges

04/02/2019

One of this year’s hosts for the Stanford LEAD program’s Me2We event was the DuPont Silicon Valley Innovation Center – home to four labs designed to enable real-time collaboration, prototyping, testing, and iterative design. Having collaborated closely with the Innovation Center on exciting and innovative projects, 219 Design was invited to lead an interactive workshop…

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IoT Smart Home Devices, How Smart Are They?

02/27/2019

Darrel Pham here. I am a Lead Software/Hardware Engineer and I’ve been with 219 Design for over 10 years. In that time, I’ve worked across medical device, surgical robotics, automotive, and consumer electronics industries developing an expertise in GUI development, test infrastructure, server backend, and so much more. You can’t leave this skill/curiosity at the…

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SF Office Gets New Vintage Location

12/17/2018

219 Design’s San Francisco office has moved! We’re now at 509 6th Street, just a few blocks away from our old space. As our mechanical engineering team grew, we changed offices to gain much-needed workspace. Our projects were literally stacking up. In addition to more desk space, the new location offers the floor space we…

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