Meet John Anderson: Executive Technology Director
Delivering innovative products and experiences that create valuable IP and build consumer loyalty doesn’t happen in a vacuum.
Smart Design combines cutting edge technology frameworks with a software-inspired, agile approach rooted in the principals of human-centered design. Our digital reach is vast, integrated and flexible, with each project highly customized to our client needs—whether it’s a pilot program or an enterprise-level software implementation. John leads a multidisciplinary tech team that brings together bleeding edge technology—including ML, AI, and augmented reality—with our heritage of physical product design, ensuring that Smart is well-positioned to build the next generation of connected products and services.
We sat down with John Anderson, Executive Technology Director, to learn about the new frontiers of technology, what design challenges he finds the most exciting, and how cooking and snowboarding influence his approach to design.
Tell us about a particularly intimidating design challenge—and how you solved it.
“In the near future there will come a moment we have to let go and allow technology to evolve beyond human control.“
What are the new frontiers of technology?
What kinds of tech and design problems do you find exciting?
“Leadership means being in the weeds where the work is being done and getting your hands dirty.“
Talk about what leadership means to you.
What qualities do you look for in a designer at Smart Design?
How would you describe the culture at Smart Design?
On a personal note, what influences your approach to design?
About John Anderson, Executive Technology Director