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Stimulant Project Recognized With Interactive Media Award
Stimulant Project Recognized With Interactive Media Award

The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, has announced the 2016 award winners to highlight this year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production. Stimulant was recognized for their excellence with a Gold award for the public exhibit: Skyspace LA,Immersive Experiences.

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Stimulant Recognized as a Bay area "NewCo"

Stimulant was recently selected as a Bay Area “NewCo” and invited to participate in the NewCo Bay Area Festival 2017.

Image of mirror illusion at Skyspace
Abstract Ascension at Stimulant's Immersive Skyspace

An observation deck attraction wasn't part of the plan for The US Bank Tower in Los Angeles when it was built, so, visitors must take two separate banks of elevators to reach the top. The goal was for Stimulant to make the transfer fun and create anticipation without spoiling the view.

Stimulants founders
Stimulant: Cast Your Vote in The Timmy Awards

"As one of San Francisco's (and the world’s) most innovative and well recognized creative technology agencies, Stimulant is the epitome of a best-in-breed technology work culture with the emphasis we continually place on technical learning, creative collaboration, and experimentation."

Jack Spilberg, Stimulant
Jack Spilberg

Over the past fifteen years, Jack Spilberg has applied his passion for emerging technologies and experience design in leadership roles at a wide range of groundbreaking companies. He was a founding member of a cutting-edge artificial intelligence startup, and has built and led business development and marketing teams for innovation agencies, technology companies, and major media organizations. At Stimulant, Jack focuses on developing successful partnerships with our quickly growing roster of clients, as well as leading our marketing efforts.

Sherri Nevins, Stimulant
Sherri Nevins

As the Executive Producer at Stimulant, Sherri Nevins’ interest in human motivation drives her passion for storytelling and desire to create meaningful user experiences. Formerly a producer and writer for Antenna International, her former projects have won seven industry awards for outstanding interpretation and user experience design in digital media. Sherri continued on to produce large scale, gesture driven, interactive technologies for museums, trade shows and healthcare.

Josh Santangelo, Stimulant
Josh Santangelo

Josh Santangelo set out on a career in a creative field but quickly turned to technology, becoming Stimulant’s first example of the “creative technician” that has become the hallmark of our engineering team. A seventeen-year agency veteran, he has combined a keen aesthetic sense with a commitment to rigorous engineering practice on countless interactive projects. Josh is responsible for all of Stimulant’s engineering efforts, including software development, testing, deployment, and support.

Transforming Public Spaces Dialogue

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Darren David - Transforming Public Spaces

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Planar OLED Transparent Display
Planar Sponsors OLED Transparent Display Design Competition

Planar Systems Inc. (Beaverton, Ore.) is sponsoring the first-ever design competition focused on OLED transparent display technology. The deadline for submittals is January 8, 2016.

Pack Your Bags, We’re Going to Xlab 2015! [5 Reasons You Owe it to Yourself]

We know you’re busy. You’re drinking from the fire hose every day, trying to keep up with client demands and project deadlines coming at you at warp speed. While all that’s going on, who has time to look ahead to the future? Who’s in charge of making sure you know about the new technologies, platforms, and interfaces your clients will soon be asking about? That’s what Xlab 2015 is for,and here are 5 reasons you need to get yourself there.

Xlab 2015 at SVA Theatre
Xlab 2015 -- Where User Experience and Digital Technology Collide

Imagine a world where the physical and digital realms are one and the same—where users expect the seamless experiences they enjoy online to continue in stores and museums, on city streets and public transit, and in their schools and workplaces. We’re quickly headed there, and experience designers are leading the way. The best and brightest minds in design and digital technology will be at Xlab 2015 Nov. 5 in New York. Do you want to meet them?

Xlab 2015: Smart Spaces, Smart Interfaces
Smart Spaces, Smart Interfaces at Xlab

Intelligent interfaces are offering endless ways to provide connection, context, navigation, personalization, and curation in the physical environment. What are these new tools, and what can YOU do with them right now? At Xlab 2015, Nov. 5-6 in NYC, leading designers and technologists like Flavia Sparacino, Mike Clare, Neil Redding, and Darren David will show you!

What is Customer Experience and Why Should You Care?

Customer Experience is not just about the experiences customers have in retail settings. CX also refers to users in non-retail settings as well. At SEGD’s CX Workshop—March 10 at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas—you’ll see how this form of experience design is using digital technology to connect people to brands and spaces—from retail stores to sports arena and from hospitality and entertainment venues to corporate spaces.

dBCube by Stimulant
Customer Experience in the State of Flow

Innovation studio Stimulant uses emerging technologies to transform static physical spaces into dynamic interactive environments. Their ultimate goal, beyond connecting people with brands, is to create that elusive State of Flow between content, curiosity, and memorable experience. Join Stimulant CEO Darren David at SEGD’s CX Workshop March 10 in Las Vegas! This week, he and Design Director Nathan Moody gave SEGD a sneak preview of their presentation on balance, technology, and emerging possibilities.

Photograph of Nathan Moody, Stimulant
Nathan Moody

Nathan Moody, Design Director at Stimulant in San Francisco has designed award-winning interfaces, interactions, illustrations, motion, and sound for two decades, in almost every digital delivery medium and communication channel, for some of the world’s best known companies. His broad range of experience informs his cross-pollinated, holistic approach to the design, art, and craft of experience design.

Photograph of Darren David, Stimulant
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.

 Darren David - Transforming Public Spaces
Darren David - Transforming Public Spaces
2015 Xlab Transforming Public Spaces Dialogue
Transforming Public Spaces Dialogue
Darren David - Thinking Beyond
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