Ian Latchmansingh

Human-Centric Design Leader & Technologist in NYC

Autonomous Material Delivery for Just-In-Time Manufacturing
Functional Prototype
Facing a labor shortage due to a lack of licensed forklift drivers, I worked with an industrial agricultural manufacturer to support cobot orchestration for material fulfillment from a centralized warehouse (“Marketplace”) to transport parts via Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) to workstations in an assembly line.
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Procedural Terrain Generation for Robotics Simulation and Machine Learning
Synthetic Spatial Data
Terrain generators were initially developed for the AWS + JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Open Source Rover Challenge. This was a virtual hackathon that challenged contestants to improve how rovers on Mars may operate on the unpredictable terrain.  This design is a fully-procedural particle system that can: distort the surface, scatter obstacles of varying complexity, size, and frequency, and dynamically set the rover origin point to a flat, transitional surface.



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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.

Design is done when there is nothing left to take away.