I'm David Young. For over 20 years I've helped a wide range of clients use design to discover innovative and empowering applications for new and emerging technologies. I bring a critical and thoughtful approach to projects, with results that engage and satisfy real-world business needs in unexpected and empowering ways.
I've seen design from a lot of different perspectives: I've run my own design studio, worked for design agencies, worked in-house, and independently consulted. And it’s from these experiences that I uniquely understand the ranges and varieties of design — from the inspirational to the enterprise. I work with all sides to ensure they get what they need to be creative and successful. I've also taught, spoken, and written about the exciting opportunities that emerge when interaction, information, and visual design are strategically combined with new technologies.
I have a graduate degree from the MIT Media Lab, served on the board of AIGA/LA, and, at Art Center College of Design, developed curricula for, and taught forward-thinking courses to, the next generation of designers. My work has been recognized with a wide range of press and awards — including a Gold Medal from Businessweek & IDSA.


Here are some of the things I'm currently doing...
Designing A.I.
How can design be used to connect diverse users, communities, and disciplines with emerging A.I. technologies? This site contains my writings and a growing collection of links to interesting resources.
Future Club
A combination workshop, laboratory, and gallery. A creative and fun place to experiment with emerging media technologies for technical and non-technical alike.
I occasionally teach in the Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons at The New School. For my Spring 2017 course "Designing A.I." there's an online syllabus, reading list and intro lecture here.
I post essays to Medium as @dkyy. Here's a link to my recent post Did We Do Something Wrong? – on the state of new media design.
Inventing Interactive
Started in 2010, this blog is full of examples of amazing new-media design... fantasy interfaces in film, cutting-edge work in research labs, hidden gems from small firms, and historical precedent. I should post more often.


Much of my work is confidential. Here are some noteworthy projects...
What's the future mobility? For Ford I helped lead and manage UX design and innovation on a wide range of global projects and experiments that explored future services, customer experiences, and ways to use data. Read More
I have worked with BMW on multiple large-scale future-looking projects including vehicle interface strategies, interaction and design concepts, and a company-wide open-innovation platform.
With the introduction of a new product line, Microsoft needed designers to understand and embrace a radically new interaction design paradigm. I lead the development of a toolkit that helped designers learn the new design language, and also inspired them to be more creative.
I created a data-driven design for the cover of UCLA Extension's fall catalog. Using student enrollment data, this generative design project also included a “design your own cover” interactive. A first for the program. Read More
With a huge range of products and digital interfaces, Hewlett Packard was delivering an increasingly fragmented customer experience. I worked with HP to develop a company-wide user interface strategy. The result brought rationality and consistency, as well as signature interactions, to all customer touchpoints. Read More
J. Paul Getty Museum
The Museum turned to Triplecode to help make their museum-wide kiosks and handheld devices more useful and usable. The work included rethinking the overall experience, a dynamic timeline, new art discovery tools, and mobile interfaces that made the museum’s collection accessible to all visitors.
The Los Angeles chapter of AIGA needed to better connect with its members. As a board member and project lead I opened the design process of their website to the public. The resulting platform engage the community in a variety of new ways and served as a model for the national organization.
What's an engaging way for people to discover new music? Triplecode developed of a set of interfaces that emulated the way people think about music. The results classified songs in terms of moods and listening environments, and gave users a fluid, hands-on experience. Read More
Big data. Healthcare. Museum design. Retail design. Future scenarios. There's lots more. Get in touch and I can share.


I'm based in Brooklyn. Say hi...

Twitter: @i_interactive