Ian Latchmansingh


Human-Centric Design Leader & Technologist in NYC








Contextual Augmented Reality Interfaces for the Internet of Things

In the year 2019, 833 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide - an increase of nearly 27% over the previous year. These products range from conventional appliances like lights, refrigerators, and televisions to more niche items like breadmakers and connected cradles.

With the ever-increasing sprawl of the IoT landscape, it seemed only logical that we begin to visualize and manipulate these devices in a singular, contextual, spatial interface. I worked with Ramin Firoozye to craft a UI prototype for what his ARIoT concept would look like in practice. The results of which were  revealed at AWS Reinvent 2019.



Components of the design system:

  • Device Branding
  • Device Iconography
  • Device Name
  • Controllable Parameter Information

The initial concept of a connected home was also extended to agriculture technology.






PROTOTYPES & PRODUCTS

Industrial


  • Virtual Remote Auditing for GxP Compliance
  • CV/ML Detection of Product Defects in Aluminum Manufacturing with Fully-Synthetic Data 
  • Agricultural Cost Center Business Intelligence for IoT-equipped Farms
  • Realtime Inventory Forecasting for Just-in-Time Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Weakness Dashboards for Agricultural Logistics
  • Municipal Infrastructure Prediction and Planning Tools
  • Disaster Risk Monitoring Search Interfaces for Restoration Contractors

Consumer


  • VUIs for Drive Thru Restaurants
  • Consumer Care Care Subscription Services
  • Interactive Journalism
  • Virtual Doping Detection for Physical E-Sports
  • Online Learning for First-Time Homebuyers

Business


  • VUI Design for Clinical Trials and Medication Adherence
  • Distributed Consumables Procurement for Container Shipping
  • Connected Devices for C-Store Cleanliness Monitoring and Task Management
  • Predictive Fleet Vehicle Maintenance for SMBs
  • Intelligent Damage Detection for Rental Vehicles
  • Hybrid UIs for Realtime Customer Service Analytics

BIO


My résumé is best seen on LinkedIn. Otherwise, you can reach me via this contact form. I am currently the Head of Design for PanasonicWELL, a US-based R&D group working at the intersection of connected devices, families, and wellness.

Most recently served as Principal Design Technologist for AWS Prototyping & Cloud Engineering in NYC from 2019 - 2023. I designed and built human-centric prototypes that employ Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Internet of Things, and Spatial Computing. Previously a UX Director for start-ups and digital creative advertising.

Organizations I’ve worked with include: NASA/JPL, Wendy's, The NBA, Better.com, The Ad Council, Discovery Channel, Disney, Comcast, and John Deere - to name a few.






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