Googleowned Motorola Mobility on job hunt for wearables director

first_img © 2013 Phys.org According to the ad, the Senior Director of Industrial Design will define and execute design strategies for wearable devices. The organization is asking for at least seven years or more in a senior position of industrial design and a show of fifteen years’ experience “in design of tech, consumer product and/or apparel.” A Bachelors in design is required, and the ad also lists “postgraduate in related field.” The company said its ambition is to make Motorola a recognized leader in the design of all things mobile. “We will do this by creating product experiences that are lead [sic] by consumer insight and intuition, keen design sensibility and cutting edge technologies. We want our products and brand to be experienced and loved by millions of people worldwide. We want to create the new Motorola.”The “new Motorola” was the mantra last month, too, at the startup conference Techweek. The Motorola Mobility tech lead, Rachid Alameh, talked about wearables at the center of innovation and Jim Wicks, senior vice president of consumer experience design, spoke about Motorola Mobility reshaping itself to make mobile products with a difference. Wicks predicted that users will no longer be “hunched” over mobile devices, a clear indication that they will explore products that users can wear. Whoever gets the job will no doubt be encouraged to go forth and champion innovation, encouragement not only by Wicks but by ex-DARPA director Regina Dugan, who is now Motorola Mobility head of the Advanced Technology and Research Group.Dugan spoke about wearables and bolder directions in wearables when she was on stage at the All Things Digital Conference in May. She revealed an electronic “tattoo” on her arm that she said was being explored as a patch which people could use as wearable body authentication. She said it was high time for a new path to authentication. “After 40 years of advances in computation, we’re still authenticating basically the same way we did years ago.”She also displayed a concept of a daily vitamin pill used as wearable body authentication. In this instance, the person, she said, would ingest a pill with a small chip inside it with a switch. Motorola Mobility, which Google acquired in 2012 for $12.5 billion, is doing a serious talent search for a newly minted “Senior Director Industrial Design-Wearables,” according to a recent job posting that lists Chicago as the job locale. It is not only job news but tech news, as a sideshow peek at what Motorola Mobility has in mind as it faces its highly competitive future. In short, Motorola Mobility is attempting to beef up a we-are-number-one, world class design group for computer wearables. The job posting said Motorola Mobility is looking for the right candidate who can “provide strategic leadership, champion innovation and institute best practices to create a new world-class wearable’s design group within Motorola.” The new hire will have someone to watch over him or her, as the new hire will report to the Senior Vice President of CXD, which is Motorola lingo for Consumer Experience Design. Citation: Google-owned Motorola Mobility on job hunt for wearables director (2013, July 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-07-google-owned-motorola-mobility-job-wearables.html Explore further With new logo and focus, Motorola touts latest phone at Techweek This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_img“As a result we’ve recovered quantities of Class A and Class B controlled drugs, fireworks and cash.“A 29 year old male was arrested and continues to help us with our enquiries.“A 27 year old female has also been arrested. She too is helping with enquiries.” Pair arrested after Class A drugs, ‘dirty cash’ and fireworks seized in Co Derry village was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ‘dirty cash’ and fireworks seized in Co Derry villageGULLADUFFPair arrested after Class A drugsPolicePSNI MAGHERAFELT ShareTweetcenter_img A MAN and woman have been arrested after a planned police raid on a property in a Co Derry village.The PSNI say that members of a District Support Team (DST) were involved in the proactive operation against those peddling drugs.A police spokesperson said: “DST crews have been carrying out home visits in Gulladuff.last_img read more

Rice political scientists available to discuss potential DHS shutdown

first_imgShare Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsEXPERT ALERTAmy [email protected] Rice political scientists available to discuss potential DHS shutdownHOUSTON – (Feb. 25, 2015) – As the Department of Homeland Security faces a shutdown following a congressional stalemate on immigration, Rice University political scientist Paul Brace is available to discuss fallout for the new Republican majorities and Rice political scientist Richard Stoll is available to discuss how a DHS shutdown will impact the country.Brace, the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science, said the situation might raise some questions about the new GOP majority’s ability to lead.“In the impasse over the Department of Homeland Security, Republicans find that majority control of Congress does not guarantee the ability to govern,” Brace said. “Facing difficulties over a noncontroversial issue like national security, questions grow over the ability of the new Republican majorities to deliver legislation on more divisive and controversial issues.”Stoll, the Albert Thomas Chair in Political Science and scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, said that if the DHS shuts down, approximately 85 percent of employees would continue to work without pay.“A shutdown would also halt U.S.-Mexico border enhancements; cut Secret Service funding; delay preparations for the 2016 election; stop DHS aid of $2.5 billion to states, cities and towns; suspend training of border patrol recruits; and would likely cause airport security delays,” Stoll said.Stoll noted that the parts of DHS involved in implementing President Barack Obama’s immigration program – which many Republicans oppose – would not be impacted.Brace, an expert on American politics, is co-author of “Follow the Leader: Opinion Polls and the Modern Presidents,” author of “State Government and Economic Performance” and co-editor of “The Presidency in American Politics” and “American State and Local Politics.” He has published research in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Polity, Social Science Quarterly, American Politics Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly and other journals.Stoll, an accomplished scholar of international conflict, is regularly quoted by the news media about national and international security issues. He has used computer simulation techniques and statistical analysis to study topics such as arms competitions, comparative foreign policy and political realism. Stoll is currently engaged in an effort to create events data from online news sources and to predict the outbreak of serious international conflict.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or [email protected] Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.center_img AddThislast_img read more