Matias Duarte

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Matias Duarte
Born Matias Gonzalo Duarte
1973
Talca, Chile[1]
Occupation Inventor, computer scientist

Matias Duarte (born 1973) is a Chilean computer interface designer, and the Director of Android operating system User Experience at Google. Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" was the first release with a major elements of his design influence.[2]

Prior to moving to Google to work on Android, Duarte had similar roles in Palm’s webOS,[3] the Helio Ocean[4] and the Danger Hiptop (T-Mobile Sidekick).[5]

Duarte's list of patents includes 28 US Patents and 30 pending US Patent applications.[6][7]

Career[edit]

  • May 2010 – present: Google, as Director, Android User Experience – reporting to Sundar Pichai.
Duarte "is currently driving the interface and design for Android 3.0 (AKA Honeycomb), and it's clear that he's bringing his big, bold ideas to the Android platform."[2] As the lead designer for Android's push into Touchscreen tablet computing, Duarte has stated three goals: larger devices, evolving Android, and a better user interface.[8]
  • September 2007 – May 2010: Palm, Inc., as VP, Human Interface and User Experience.
Duarte was hired as the Vice President at Palm, Inc. in September 2007 to lead development of Palm’s webOS Human Interface and User Experience and introduced the design of webOS at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.[9] Duarte described the Palm Pre as "a stone at the bottom of a riverbed, rubbed smooth over thousands of years."[10][11] Duarte is named as an inventor in 18 of Palm's pending US Patent applications. Duarte left Palm less than a month after it was acquired by HP.
  • August 2005 – September 2007: Helio, as Vice President Experience Design[11]
Duarte is named as an inventor on all of Helio's US Patents and applications.[12] Duarte left Helio shortly before it was acquired by Virgin Mobile.
  • March 2000 – August 2005: Danger, as Director of Design[11] where his team won the 2002 Wired 'Industrial Designer' Rave Award[13] for their work in designing the Hiptop/SideKick.
Duarte is named as an inventor in 19 of Danger's US Patents. Danger was later acquired by Microsoft.
  • 1997 – 1999: MagicArts, San Francisco game studio as Vice President, Design.[14]
  • 1996 – 1997: Hyper Image Productions, Lead Designer on Phase Zero hovercraft simulator produced by Atari.[14]
  • 1994: Psychosoft - cowrote xBill with Brian Wellington

Awards[edit]

  • 2002 Wired Rave Award, Industrial Designer of the Year "to Matias Duarte, Joe Palmer, and Andy Johnston for their work in designing Danger's hiptop communications device."[15]
  • 28 Patents and 30 Patent Applications, See Duarte's list of patents below.

Education[edit]

Duarte earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Computer Science from the University of Maryland (1992–1996). He took on additional concentrations of study in Fine Art and Art History, and managed the Student Art Gallery from 1993 to 1996. Recognitions include: Dean's Award for Academic Achievement, Outstanding Graduating Senior, Golden Key International Honour Society, and Phi Kappa Phi.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Duarte had a daughter in June 2008.[16]

List of patents[edit]

Matias Duarte is named as an inventor in the following US Patents as Matias Gonzalo Duarte, Matias G. Duarte, or Matias Duarte:

  1. U.S. Patent D610,107 - Handheld Communication Device - 2008 March 25 - Assignee: Virgin Mobile USA, L.P.
  2. U.S. Patent 7,817,173 - Adjustable display for a data processing apparatus - 2007 August 8 - Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
  3. U.S. Patent 7,742,783 - Symmetric Softkeys On A Mobile Electronic Device - 2007 May 10 - Assignee: Virgin Mobile USA, L.P.
  4. U.S. Patent D566,687 - Earbud For A Stereo Headset - 2007 January 26 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  5. U.S. Patent D570,823 - Y-Connector For A Stereo Headset - 2007 January 26 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  6. U.S. Patent D606,060 - Keypad - 2006 December 22 - Assignee: Virgin Mobile USA, L.P.
  7. U.S. Patent D618,193 - Handheld Communication Device - 2006 December 22 - Assignee: Virgin Mobile USA, L.P.
  8. U.S. Patent D571,800 - Mobile Communication Device - 2006 December 1 - Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
  9. U.S. Patent D580,949 - User Interface For A Mobile Electronic Device - 2006 September 12 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  10. U.S. Patent 7,733,331 - Support And Adjustment Apparatus For A Data Processing Device Display - 2006 January 3 - Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
  11. U.S. Patent 7,808,477 - Scroll Disc Input Apparatus For A Data Processing Device - 2006 January 3 - Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
  12. U.S. Patent 7,221,559 - Multipurpose Bumper System For A Data Processing Apparatus - 2004 August 18 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  13. U.S. Patent 7,262,761 - User Interface For Detecting A Data Entry Mode - 2004 April 21 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  14. U.S. Patent D506,753 - Adjustable Data Processing Device - 2004 March 9 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  15. U.S. Patent 7,280,346 - Adjustable Display For A Data Processing Apparatus - 2003 November 21 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  16. U.S. Patent 7,636,748 - Display Configurations For A Data Processing Device - 2003 November 21 - Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
  17. U.S. Patent 7,187,364 - Data Processing Device Having Multiple Adjustable Display And Keyboard - 2003 November 21 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  18. U.S. Patent 7,091,957 - Directional Pad Having Integrated Acoustic System And Lighting System - 2003 November 21 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  19. U.S. Patent 7,071,916 - User Input Configurations For A Data Processing Device - 2003 November 21 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  20. U.S. Patent 6,836,404 - Handheld Display And Keyboard - 2003 October 1 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  21. U.S. Patent 6,829,139 - Adjustable Data Processing Display - 2002 October 1 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  22. U.S. Patent D484,503 - Adjustable Data Processing Device - 2002 September 19 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  23. U.S. Patent 7,093,201 - Loop Menu Navigation Apparatus And Method - 2001 September 6 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  24. U.S. Patent 6,907,575 - Method Of Scrolling A Display Window - 2001 September 6 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  25. U.S. Patent 6,608,271 - Method Of Dynamically Lighting Keyboard Glyphs - 2001 August 17 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  26. U.S. Patent 7,278,108 - System And Method Of Displaying Multiple Pending Notifications In A Single Window - 2001 August 10 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  27. U.S. Patent 6,636,419 - Handheld Display And Keyboard - 2001 August 9 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  28. U.S. Patent 7,224,373 - Adjustable Data Processing Display - 2000 November 15 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.

Patent applications

  1. US Patent Search: 12,505,543 - User Interface For Initiating Activities In An Electronic Device - 2009 July 20 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  2. US Patent Search: 12,472,551 - Access And Management Of Cross-Platform Calendars - 2009 May 27 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  3. US Patent Search: 12,463,145 - Secondary Key Group Layout For Keyboard - 2009 May 8 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  4. US Patent Search: 12,422,871 - System And Method For Providing Content To A Mobile Device - 2009 April 13 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  5. US Patent Search: 12,417,871 - Preventing Unintentional Activation And/Or Input In An Electronic Device - 2009 April 3 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  6. US Patent Search: 12,416,279 - Card Metaphor For Activities In A Computing Device - 2009 April 1 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  7. US Patent Search: 12,404,869 - History Based Search Service Operable With Multiple Applications And Services - 2009 March 16 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  8. US Patent Search: 12,402,386 - System And Method For Providing Content To A Mobile Device - 2009 March 11 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  9. US Patent Search: 12,397,319 - Multi-Function Status Indicator For Content Receipt By A Mobile Computing Device - 2009 March 3 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  10. US Patent Search: 12,347,827 - Integrated Mixed Transport Messaging System - 2008 December 31 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  11. US Patent Search: 12,347,873 - Computing Device And Method For Selecting Display Regions... - 2008 December 31 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  12. US Patent Search: 12,341,514 - Enhanced Visual Feedback For Touch-Sensitive Input Device - 2008 December 22 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  13. US Patent Search: 12,341,497 - Touch-Sensitive Display Screen With Absolute And Relative Input Modes - 2008 December 22 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  14. US Patent Search: 12,324,678 - System And Method For Providing Advertisement Data Or Other Content - 2008 November 26 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  15. US Patent Search: 12,324,694 - System And Method For Providing Advertisement Data To A Mobile Computing Device - 2008 November 26 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  16. US Patent Search: 12,200,782 - Notifying A User Of Events In A Computing Device - 2008 August 28 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  17. US Patent Search: 12,128,486 - Structured Displaying Of Visual Elements - 2008 May 28 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  18. US Patent Search: 12,126,145 - Navigating Among Activities In A Computing Device - 2008 May 23 - Assignee: Palm, Inc.
  19. US Patent Search: 12,115,992 - Extended Touch-Sensitive Control Area For Electronic Device - 2008 May 6 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  20. US Patent Search: 12,055,635 - Rapid Content Association Methods - 2008 March 26 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  21. US Patent Search: 11,977,069 - Modeless Electronic Systems, Methods, And Devices - 2007 October 23 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  22. US Patent Search: 11,975,838 - Integrated Messaging, Contacts, And Mail Interface, Systems And Methods - 2007 October 22 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  23. US Patent Search: 11,903,766 - Multipurpose Data Input/Output And Display Configurations For A Data ... - 2007 September 24 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  24. US Patent Search: 11,796,359 - Shared Symbol And Emoticon Key And Methods - 2007 April 27 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  25. US Patent Search: 11,724,996 - System And Method For Navigating Displayed Content - 2007 March 16 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  26. US Patent Search: 11,702,736 - Systems And Methods For A Graceful Push Handling User Interface - 2007 February 6 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  27. US Patent Search: 11,520,335 - Softkey Access To Network Connections - 2006 September 13 - Assignee: Helio, LLC
  28. US Patent Search: 10,718,739 - User Input Configurations For A Data Processing Device - 2003 November 21 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  29. US Patent Search: 10,718,743 - Multipurpose Data Input/Output And Display Configurations For A Data... - 2003 November 21 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.
  30. US Patent Search: 10,232,127 - Sliding Display Apparatus - 2002 August 29 - Assignee: Danger, Inc.

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