MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atheer, the company pioneering Augmented interactive Reality (AiR) by combining the power of 3D augmented reality with gesture-based interaction, today announced it has retained Frank Nuovo, former Chief of Design at Nokia and Vertu, creator of the futuristic communication devices for the movie Minority Report, and Founder of Design Studio Nuovo, to lead creative as Chief Designer. With more than two decades of global award-winning industrial design and user interaction experience, Nuovo will work with the team to lead Atheer’s design strategy as it introduces a new class of 3D smart glasses – a platform to power productive workflows for the workforce of the 21st century.
“Atheer is pioneering an entirely new category of computing – in the style of Minority Report – one that will influence the coming generations and change the way we interact with all types of computers, our peers and the connected environment around us,” said Nuovo. “When I see through ‘the eyes of Atheer’, I literally envision the future of interaction with the world – and I couldn’t be more excited to help build that vision through beautiful, user-centric functional design.”
In his new capacity leading design, Nuovo, with the added horsepower of his Design Studio Nuovo, will be responsible for creating innovative product designs and experiences. He brings 25 years of design expertise to Atheer, including 16 years leading design at Nokia Corporation, where he spent 11 years as VP and Chief of Design, he built Nokia’s first in-house global design organization and led creation of hundreds of products, including the Nokia 1100 series, which has shipped over 250 million units, the most of any mobile phone or consumer electronics device in the world. Nuovo’s leadership established the core brand and product designs and creative strategy at Vertu, recently also for Orbitsound and Spaced 360 and the Meta Smartwatch and brand. His career includes extensive work as Design Director for BMW’s Designworks/USA, Founder of Datzing, and advisory roles for Samsung, Kubi, Tylt and a host of other startups.
“Having Frank join Atheer is a big win for the entire team – and it couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Alberto Torres, CEO of Atheer. “One of the most powerful trends in the enterprise over the past decade is the shift towards ‘consumerized’ products – software, systems and devices that are beautifully designed, intuitive to use, and provide delightful experiences, right out of the box. With Frank leading our design efforts, I have no doubt Atheer will bring a new level of innovation to the enterprise that has never been seen before.”
Atheer is the pioneer in Augmented interactive Reality (AiR), combining the power of 3D augmented reality with gesture-based computing interaction to unlock human productivity.
Atheer’s AiR SmartGlasses are the industry’s only mobile, gesture-controlled see-through smart glasses that allow users to view critical workflow information overlaid onto the real world, making it possible for users to interact with data in a natural way and collaborate with their peers like never before. Leveraging the Atheer AiR Platform, independent developers and companies around the world are now creating next-generation productivity applications for use across the enterprise.
Based in Mountain View, CA, Atheer is backed by prominent investors, including Bobby Yazdani, Co-Founder of Saba Software, and Farzad Naimi, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, RONA Holdings. For more information, please visit http://www.atheerlabs.com and follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
About Design Studio Nuovo
Design Studio Nuovo (DSN), based in Los Angeles, California, is an incubator for innovating new ideas and business-savvy design strategies and solutions. DSN was created and is led by world-renowned designer and innovator Frank Nuovo. DSN specializes in both luxury and mass market design and research, including for new venture activities in the areas of mobile, audio, consumer electronics, entertainment, and mobile applications and services including Datzing Micro location. For more information, visit dsnuovo.com.