This my home in Tempe, Arizona. I ride around this lake a few times a week on my bike. In the 6 years I have lived here, the city has been ever changing. If there is one thing this town prides itself on, its is Innovation and the city itself has become the test bed for such practice. This concept, is set for 2025, as new business move onto the waterfront.
Designed for cleaner air, drone delivery and support and fulfilled last mile transportation infrastructure, desert cities are currently designed for the automobile. How would a city in the American Southwest look if it were designed for the pedestrian first?
Augmented reality is right around the corner and there are many ways, this could add more information to our daily lives. How would AR glasses work in a city where they could talk to everything all at once?
Changing the spaces around us, may be designed to make out lives easier, but the next generation still needs to learn how to interact with and build on these technologies. Why not give this tech to them in a safe environment? This room aims to do just that, working with Arizona Science Center, we introduce, a simplified robotic design and manufacturing center for kids.
"Imagine walking into the building to be greeted by a hologram of the resident smart system?" An idea proposed while imaging how Mark Naufel and I would build our second laboratory in the Fulton Center in Tempe. We considered for a time how a local smart navigation system might help newcomers to large and complicated facilities.
With the rise of the oceans sea levels I am reminded that around 1/3 of the worlds population lives on the coasts. Rather than cities being moved, what if they were built vertically, above the incoming sea level, designed to live with the rising tides?
An early concept with Luminosity, envisioning what a new public information kiosk may look like, with future interconnectivity technologies in play.
E-sports are already here, and though Arizona loves its conventional sports, the continued rise of E-Sports entertainment necessitates the development of training facilities for future digital athletes.
Working with a startup, Culdesac, for a summer, I learned so much about suburban sprawl and how that impacts the happiness of the society that inhabits them. One vision Culdesac has and is pursuing is a carless Neighborhood, an experiment in people centered living!