Michael is an industry leading human interface designer with over 17 years providing insight performing research and product experience planning for startups & Fortune 100 companies, including five years designing presentations for Steve Jobs' keynotes.

With a missionary spirit and background in comparative media studies, Michael has enjoyed working with world-class teams at Sony, 3Com, Cisco and Apple to create breakthrough product experiences which we have grown to know and love such as iCloud, iTunes, and the iLife suite of apps.

Investigating the boundaries between identity construction, object narrative, and the connected self Michael is also the chapter founder of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA San Diego), design partner at darius design and principal facilitator of rethinkCAF√Č (an open innovation design thinking accelerator established to provide designers with the creative confidence and market perspective they need in order to make their ideas a reality while giving founders and entrepreneurs the design methods and tools they need in order to take more strategic and calculated risks).