Mike Kuniavsky is a user experience designer, researcher and author. A twenty-year veteran of digital product development, he designs products, processes and services at the leading edge of technological change. Prior to joining PARC, Mike co-founded several successful user experience centered companies: ThingM which designs and manufactures ubiquitous computing and Internet of Things products; Adaptive Path is a well-known design consultancy.
Mike specializes in multi-device interactions, cloud-based service design, and design of hardware products connected to cloud-based services. His background includes design for social analytics, consumer electronics, appliances, image retrieval, RGB LEDs and financial services.
Mike has worked with some of the world's top technology companies (Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Whirlpool, Qualcomm, etc.) to design new products, guide product strategy and create user-centered design and development cultures.
Mike is the author of Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research and Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design, both of which are used as standard university textbooks. He received a dual major B.S./B.A. in Computer Science and Film/Video Studies from the University of Michigan.
Mike lives in San Francisco with his family and loves new music.