Todd ZielinksiBill Horan

Prototyping Connected Devices (IoT)

Date: This event took place live on May 14 2015

Presented by: Todd Zielinksi, Bill Horan

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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By Bill Horan - Creative Director, Interaction Design, and Todd Zielinski, Director of Electrical Engineering at Bresslergroup

The ubiquity of off-the-shelf micro controllers, particularly WIFI and Bluetooth modules, has empowered designers and engineers alike to build low-cost, sophisticated, and rapid Internet of Things prototypes. In this webcast, we'd look at the available solutions and demonstrate a practical application.

About Bill Horan

Bill's background in traditional graphic design, branding, and advertising has given him a uniquely holistic perspective on crafting user-centered product experiences. For more than fifteen years, Bill has been applying fundamental design and communication principles to the emerging field of interaction design. His experience spans financial, medical, and consumer products — past clients include Neat, Comcast, PNC Bank, Pew Charitable Trusts, Roche, and GlaxoSmithKline.

As Bresslergroup's Creative Director, Interaction Design, Bill leads an interaction design (IxD) team to create world-class software, mobile, and integrated touchscreen experiences, often working in tandem with his research, industrial design, and engineering colleagues. Bill also writes and presents on many aspects of his multifaceted field, particularly mobile app design, problem finding, and concept development. Follow him on Twitter at @billhoran.

About Todd Zielinksi

Todd got into engineering for the thrill of taking ideas, refining them, and making them real. In his own career he's done so many times over. He came to Bresslergroup with vast experience, ranging from developing small products including commercial and consumer cameras and instrumentation to larger systems-development projects in industrial, spacecraft, and aerospace applications. He has consulted or held leadership positions at Halliburton, Agilence, Lockheed, and CA Technology. At Bresslergroup he's responsible for electronics, firmware, software, and embedded systems design and development.

Todd earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, later earning a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the same institution. He led Drexel's Solar Car Racing Team for three years, competing in racing events worldwide. Today he also teaches via the Philadelphia Canoe Club as an ACA-certified whitewater kayak instructor.