Bio

Sures Kumar is an interaction designer and a recognized digital artist, specializing in speculation design. He works in Google’s Research and Machine Intelligence team (Google AI) to advance new, human-centered artificial intelligence experiences. Sures has led interactions for multiple high profile projects like TensorFlow, Coral, AIY Projects, next gen Google Lens and has also contributed to Google Pixel Camera, Android, Google Play and G Suites.

Prior to Google, Sures worked at Microsoft and Local Projects where he designed Microsoft Office mobile apps and interactive museum installations.

Sures’s works have been exhibited internationally across various galleries, referred in academic books and featured in magazines like Wired, The Verge, FastCoDesign, Core77, Business Insider and Arduino Blog.

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Work Experience

2014 – Current: Designer, Google Inc.

2013: Design Intern, Google Inc.

2012: User Experience Designer, Microsoft Inc.

2011 – 2012: Associate Designer (Research), NID-IBM Open Source Collaborative Research Project, Research and Publications, NID, India.

2011: Artist, FABRICA – The Benetton Group Communication Research Center, Italy.

2011: Intern, Interaction Designer and Developer, Local Projects LLC, NYC, USA.

2010: Freelancer, Gujarat Trade Show, Vaama Communications, India.

2010: Intern, Interaction Designer, Goose Bumped, Hyderabad.

2008 – 2009: Co-founder, Letzknow.

2000 – 2003: Co-founder, Tech Track Technologies.

 

Lectures / Talks / Workshops

2019: (Workshop) ‘Designing Human-Centered AI products’, Princeton University, USA.

2019: (Panel) ‘Designing for Artificial Intelligence’, AIGA, San Francisco, USA.

2018: (Panel) Robot design challenge, Human Centered Design and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

2017: (Talk) ‘Design Process’, National Institute of Design, India.

2017: (Workshop) ‘How to run a design sprint’, Srishti Design School, India.

2017: (Talk) ‘Design sprint: what they are and how to use them’, MasterClass series – UXProject, India.

2015: (Talk) ‘Mobile UX Design’, Google Partners Rock Mobile, Google, London.

2015: (Talk) ‘Thinking about Speculative Design’, National Institute of Design, India.

2014: (Talk) ‘Speculation Design’, National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar, India.

2014: (Talk) ‘Introduction to Speculation Design’, National Institute of Design, Paldi, India.

2012: (Workshop) Projection Mapping, National Institute of Design, India.

2008: (Lecture) Design and Film Making, VIT Film Club, India

2007: (Lecture) Design and Film Making, TVS Academy, India

 

Teaching / Panelist

2019: (Lecture) ‘Prototyping for AI’, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

2017: (Tutor) Interaction Design, Post graduate, National Institute of Design, India.

2011 – 2012: (Tutor) New Media Design, Post graduate, National Institute of Design, India.

2010 – 2011: (Teaching Assistant), New Media Design, Post graduate, National Institute of Design, India.

 

Publication

2017: Online meeting assistance, Technical Disclosure Commons.

2011: FRAMEWORKS. SIGGRAPH.

 

Exhibitions

2015: Beyond Blood exhibited at the FIBER Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2015: Pixel Currency exhibited at the Ask / Alternative Scenarios (Poznań Design Days) Poznań, Poland.

2015: Beyond Blood exhibited as a part of ‘enter14’ at the  Watermans Art Gallery, London.

2015: Pixel Currency exhibited as a part of ‘enter14’ at the  Watermans Art Gallery, London.

2014: Beyond Blood exhibited at the Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.

2014: Pixel Currency exhibited at the Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.

2014: Beyond Blood exhibited at the Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.

2013: Pixelate exhibited at the Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.

2011: FRAMEWORKS: Nice Cube exhibited at ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 Art Gallery, Hong Kong.

2010: FRAMEWORKS: Jesture exhibited at the Yahoo! USID Academic Showcase 2010, India.

 

Awards

2014: Nominated for the Helen Hamlyn Award, London

2010: Runners-up of Yahoo! USID Academic Showcase 2010, India.

2010: Runners-up of 2010 OZCHI Online Student Design Challenge.

2007: Won a biomedical design challenge conducted by IIT, Madras.

2006: Won “Best Documentary of the year” by Jeevan TV.

2003: Awarded with “YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD” at Global Young Leaders Conference in Washinton DC.

2003: Ranked #1 in the Southern India Science Fair conducted by VITM, Bangalore.

2000: Ranked #3 in World Wide Drawing competition (Peace Poster Contest) by Lions Club International.

1998: Ranked #2 in State Level on-the-spot Painting Competition conducted by Young World, THE HINDU.

1997: Ranked #1 in International Peace Poster Contest conducted by Lions Club.

1997: Painting selected as the ‘Best Entry’ at the school level painting competition conducted by All-India Camel Colour Contest.

1996: Ranked #1 in All-India Camel Colour Contest’s on-the-spot Painting Competition conducted by Camel.

1994: Ranked #2 in State Level Drawing Competition conducted by Anantha Vikadan Magazine.

 

Education

2014: Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London.

2011: Post Graduation, National Institute of Design, India.

2009: Bachelors of Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, India.

2005: Certification in advanced 3D modeling and character animation, Institute of Multimedia, Arts and Graphic Effects, India.