Ken Lonyai

If it's not fun, it's not an Awesome Hackathon.

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"Been there done that with tons of technology, but there's so much new stuff out there that's cool to discover and develop, being a tech freak never gets old. That's what draws me to hackathons."

Ken is a senior level UX Director/Designer, Product Developer/Strategist adept at leading teams and developing projects, especially with alternate interfaces/user experiences. Creator of multifaceted interaction models that truly engage and delight users, frequently fusing consumer's digital/physical worlds. R&D lead and evangelist for emerging tech: HUI (Humanized User Interface), artificial assistants, chatbots, AI (Artificial Intelligence), ambient computing/invisible UI, IoT (Internet of Things), wearables.

He holds an MBA (marketing) and is a 15+ year veteran of user centered interactive project development including some of the industry's most unique experiential systems. His skills span the on-line world and nearly every realm of human/computer interface used by brands and retailers - mobile, interactive kiosks, experiential displays, HUI and more.

Ken is a co-founder of the Alisa (personal assistant) project, co-founder of HUI Central, and a 2012 User Experience Award winner.

Launching a new HUI consultancy/dev shop called Humanize, he's charged with humanizing brand technology experiences in ways that are contextually relevant yet effectively transparent to users.

Other Interests

Animals/wildlife
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Cooking
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Writing
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