design | insight | research

Developing innovative products using design, insight, and research. MA in Design.

Contact: http://bobketner.com/contact/

What’s Up Next:
Events I’m organizing, speaking at, or part of in some way.
See you there.


Net Neutrality / SVForum > Mobile Group August 21, 2014 (details).

Open Mobile Ecosystems – Project Ara June 5, 2014 (Register)

2014: The Breakout Year for Wearable Tech? Panel Discussion
Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Co-meeting of Digital Media SIG and Mobile Internet SIG. (Register)


How to Build Wireless Web-enabled Projects in Minutes with Pinocc.io
November 13, 2013 6:30 p.m. (Register)

Bob Ketner interviewed by Lilia Ziamou on Huffington Post on:
Open Source Collaboration in Museum Exhibit Design



Building the Internet of Things with Electric Imp – An Introductory Workshop
September 11, 2013

Pinoccio – A Complete Ecosystem for Building the Internet of Things November 12, 2013

Electric Imp – An Introductory Workshop September 11, 2013

SVForum Meeting
July 15, 2013

Doug Engelbart Memorial
July 13, 2013

Rapid Iteration for an Internet of Things – Tempo Automation
July 10, 2013


HCI (Human Computer Interaction) Conference
June 2013 Organizer, working with Ideum and other institutions.
Apply here to attend at: http://www.openexhibits.org/reseach/hci-ise


Augmented World Expo
June 2013, Santa Clara

Kindoma: Bridging Distance Using Shared Family Storytime – May 8, 2013


Digital Media SIG March 13, 2013 @Qualcomm:
Guest from Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Policy Team.
“Moderating Mischief on the World’s Largest Gaming Platform”
Connect on LinkedIn and Meetup.

CLS WEST (Community Leadership Summit) 2013 eBay February 2, 2013
Always an awesome event – see you there.

@ROBLOX – merging the digital and the LEGO @SVForum  http://bit.ly/rblx2012
Hosted at Qualcomm, Santa Clara December 11, 2012

Sifteo Cubes and their SDK: Enchanting Everyday Objects with the Magic of Interactivity November 14, 2012 @SVForum Digital Media SIG
Now recruiting for new volunteers and potential SIG chairs

Zero1 Biennial “Seeking Silicon Valley”
(curating program with Zigelbaum + Coelho at The Tech Museum)
September 12 – December 8, 2012 San Jose, CA and other cities

Augmented Reality Event (ARE2012)
May 8-9, 2012 Santa Clara, CA

SVForum: Reimagining the SIG Experience
Palo Alto, CA  April 23, 2012

Open Innovation and Open Source: A Guide for Content Developers
demo at Museums and the Web San Diego, CA April 14, 2012

SFSU Design and Industry Portfolio Night
San Francisco, CA  March 5, 2012

Rapidly Prototype for Multiple Devices with ZURB at Nokia
Sunnyvale, CA February 27, 2012

The Tech Test Zone Conference and Gallery Opening
San Jose, CA November 15, 2011

Adding Digital Content to the Physical World
Palo Alto, CA October 24, 2011

Center for Contemporary Culture Barcelona (CCCB)
September 14-15, 2011  Barcelona, Spain

Second Life Community Convention (SLCC)
Oakland, CA August 13, 2011

Museums and the Web 2011 demo
Philadelphia, PA April 9, 2011

Hands on with the YouTube API at SDForum’s Digital Media SIG April 25, 2011 Palo Alto

Society of California Archivists, Panel
San Jose, CA April 29, 2011

Girls RISE net Workshop
Online,  May 6, 2011

Augmented Reality Event (ARE2011)
Santa Clara, CA May 17-18, 2011

Bob is a product developer working in e-commerce and digital media. He managed online operations for a major apparel e-commerce website and was part of the development team for a loyalty program which enrolled over 5 million members in 1 year. He has worked as a consultant to venture capital, institutional investors, and startups, and has worked with firms in product development in several consumer product categories. Bob is the founder of SDForum’s Digital Media SIG and has presented at Engage Digital, National University, SRI, Stanford, and NASA, and holds an M.A. in Industrial Design.