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Jared Ficklin      

Co-founder & Chief Creative Technologist of Argodesign

Jared Ficklin is a designer and technologist with two decades experience creating products and visions for major companies.

Ficklin designs with technology and has a passion for innovative or unique interaction models especially those involving interesting inputs and outputs like touch, multi-touch, voice, gesture, sensing, and projection. His philosophy is "Think by Making, Deliver by Demo" and employs user experience simulation as a method for quickly bringing products to life and as a method for finding new experiences when applying innovative technologies.

He spent 14 years of his career at frog design contributing to the visions, strategy, intellectual property and products of clients like HP, Microsoft, AT&T, LG, SanDisk, Motorola & many more. Ficklin's work has generated patents & has reached the marketplace through successfully launched products. As well, his work integrating technology into to the design process at frog design led to the honor of being named one of 4 frog fellows.

Ficklin is an evangelist and co-creator of the cable car based mass transport vision known as The Wire. He is also the Co-Director of the Austin Public Skatepark Action Committee helping design and construct quality concrete and steel skateparks for Austin, TX.

For many years Ficklin directed the SXSW Interactive opening party which served as an outlet for both interactive installations and a collective social experiment hosting over 7000 guests. In 2012 his passion for sound visualization led to the honor of being the first to bring live fire onto the TED stage in his talk "Eyes Can Hear" and he was once a cowboy in 1867 for the PBS living history experience known as Texas Ranch House.

Ficklin speaks internationally as a creative technologist and futurist.


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