2015 Xlab

Jared Ficklin

Jared Ficklin is a designer and technologist with two decades experience creating products and visions for major companies.

A former frog design fellow, he is now partner and lead creative technologist for product design and invention firm argodesign.

Photo of Jared Ficklin, ARGO Design
Austin, TX

Flavia Sparacino

Flavia Sparacino, PhD, is the head of Sensing Places, an MIT Media Lab spinoff that designs and produces innovative museum exhibits, corporate showrooms, retail stores and large-scale interactive installations using cutting-edge media design, immersive and interactive technologies. She is a prolific inventor and was granted by MIT thirteen technology licenses for her inventions, one of the highest number of intellectual property licenses that MIT ever awarded. Her work has been publicized by the international press and television in eight different languages.

Falvia Sparacino, Sensing Places LLC
Sensing Places LLC
Santa Monica, CA

Darren David

For over 20 years, Darren David has traversed the blurry edges at the intersection of technology and design, exploring nearly every conceivable project role as both client and contributor. Darren's rich and storied career has wound from paper to pixels to people, across a myriad of companies and ventures that ultimately led to several “world’s firsts” and awards. At Stimulant, he provides business, vision and experience design leadership for an inspiring team of like-minded compatriots and pioneers, from whom he learns something new every day.

Photograph of Darren David, Stimulant
San Francisco, CA


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