Ed Bakos is the managing director of design studio Champalimaud. Ed's extensive luxury hospitality and restaurant experience, spanning 26 years, has positioned him as a leader in the design industry. His past projects have included the first W Hotel, the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos and the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Gadi is the president and principal designer at NewDeal Design, an award-winning technology design firm located in the heart of San Francisco. Gadi started NewDeal to bring approachable design excellence to a wider audience and has become a leading design voice by working hands-on to forward this belief and craft objects that stand above the fray.
Elliptic Labs' latest in gesture-reading technology lets users work their gadgets with a wave of the hand
Designers need to stop focusing on features and return to the linguistics of products to spur real innovation.