Nest Thermostat & Energy Services
Energy UX managerFall 2017 - Present
Creating a thoughtful home that is comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient.
Oversaw a team of up to 4 UX designers.
Bringing energy savings to more homes around the world.
Out of the Box Experience UX LeadFall 2015 - Winter 2016
Design and iterated with 100 users to maximize successful installation on the various doors, windows, and wall types found in homes all around!
Flinto, Origami, Keynote, and Principle were used in various stages of the design to help bring the design to life.
Nest Protect 2nd Generation
Device UX Lead + Apps & Architecture UXD2014 - 2015
Device UX, Nest Protect's whole home notifications, App 5.0, & Alarm Card refresh's UX architecture .
4.5 stars on Amazon after release. Now at 4.7 stars.
Partner in crime: Chikezie Ejiasi (Nest Protect Apps UI/UX Lead).
Device UXDSpring 2015
Quite a number of the team mates handled this product. It was passed on ~4 times between designers as folks became [un]available. I was 3rd baton.
Samsung Mobile TV2014
A TV UX that shows contextual info or art when not in use and someone is home. The TV shows supporting info viz when conversing with its family. The TV also, of course, shows traditional media content.
While I delivered the concept assets, story flow, etc to our vendor, our vendor delivered this final motion study. Made by the same guys who did the UX for Iron Man!
In addition to the artful & informative ambient mode, I also designed the TV UX. Left sample is the channel manager UX.
Samsung Quick Connect2013
Device to device UX that allows users to throw content across various types of devices.
Via mobile & smart watch.
Keynote animation and illustration assets by Nina. Watch UX by partner in crime, Dhana Dhanasarnsombat.
If I remember correctly, we made this presentation in 1 day!
Various OS navigation & design explorations that trickled into the production units. During the early mobile OS battles in the early 2010s between Windows Phone, Android, Blackberry, and iOS.
Left, a simplified lock screen that got added to production build for accessibility mode.
Right, an OS structure that made it into Fairphone, phone developed by Kwame Corp (Now
Our exploration at Samsung inspired the mobile OS structure of Fairphone, a phone designed with fair manufacturing practices made in mind.
Partner in crime, Kwame Corp (Now
Research predecessor to the Samsung Galaxy Edge2014
A dual screen mobile phone with curved edge glass.
Left, my+Prashant's UI rendering to HQ.
Partner in crime, Prashant Desai.
Cardinal Blades mobile OS structure exploration2013
One of my favorite OS structure that was developed at my time there.
A 3 mode mobile OS structure -- Apps, Media, Communications.
Depth of Field Mobile OS Structure Exploration2013
A 2 mode mobile OS structure -- a notifications & apps layer.
Partner in crime, Joao Ferreira.
Earlier sketch of the progressive app reveal concept upon unlocking mobile device.
Currents, a Minimal Mobile OS2012
00:32 shows the main OS concept for this one exploration.
2 main modes: Apps & a Communication center.
And a 3rd landscape signature clock/bedside experience.
1 week hackathon project on the original Microsoft coffee table Surface.
Partners in crime: Brian Hargus, Chad Waldman, George Perantantos, Nelle Steele, Nina Shih.