Ivan Poupyrev is an award-winning inventor, scientist and designer. Working at the forefront of interaction design and technologies, he blends digital and physical realities in everyday objects, devices and the living environment.
Ivan is currently heading up a team at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP), where he is focussed on designing technologies and experiences for our future digital lifestyle. Previously at Walt Disney Imagineering and Sony in Tokyo, his work has been published in leading scientific and design conferences, received critical acclaim in the press internationally and has been recognized with numerous awards, including Cannes Lion Grand Prix, D&AD Pencils, SXSW Innovation Award and was elected into Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum permanent collection. A published author and TED speaker, Ivan was recognized as one of the World’s 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company magazine which described him as “one of the best interaction designers in the world”. In 2019 he was honored with the National Design Award for Interaction Design.
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