Instructor at MIT Media Lab and 5X entrepreneur in connected health, consumer electronics, and consumer internet. Interested in Internet of Things, ambient displays, gesture, wearables, smart urban furniture.
David is a visionary, always testing assumptions and pushing the edge. His intellectual curiousity is infectious, and he's always hunting for an interesting idea. It was a pleasure to work with him, and I hope to do so again in the future.
I first met David at a AIGA design industry conference in Arizona right before he left Viant to start Ambient. His thinking (both right and left side) not to mention interest in ambient intelligence continues to be a point of reference as the CE field's interest in unobtrusive communication (some might say more personal) communication grows.
The things I could do with this brain! Undoubtedly one of the smartest people with whom I've had the pleasure to work - a top design consultant (Harvard Grad School of Design) and also an MIT physicist. I strongly recommend David to anyone seeking feedback on just about anything, but particularly RE: design, information visualization, ubiquitous computing, human computer interface and telemetry.
David is an innovator and something of a force of nature in that regard. A real brain, and a gentleman to boot.
Working with David is a ride though creativity tempered by business- and tech-savvy.
If you have the chance, sign on.
David is an exceptionally thoughtful and disciplined innovator. He puts in the necessary effort to understand a problem fully before he considers various practical solutions, many of which are "out of the box" and fun besides.
David was a delight to work for, as a manager he always offered vision and resources and never micromanaged, as an innovator he always kept us thinking beyond the here and now and helped is think beyond the easy trends and technology forecasts and rethinking interaction and design completely. Some of his best ideas have borne fruit through his leadership of Ambient Devices.
David and I were classmates at Harvard's Graduate School of Education in the early nineties. We were part of a small group of nerds, designers, media artists, and techno-utopians who had a chance to work and play with the communications and computational devices that have today become part of everyone's life. David was living and breathing the future then, as I'm confident he is today.
When I think of David, my orb turns green. We bought hundreds of David's ambient orbs to demonstrate to PR Newswire customers that their press releases could have a positive impact on their business, as evidenced by colors changing along with their stock price. David understood my goals and fashioned a program that worked for PR Newswire. He's a smart businessman and entrepreneur.