Projects Organized by type

Smartphone and tablet designs 1990

Summary

Below is a synopsis of the wide range of innovative projects that Scot Joy has catalyzed and facilitated over the past forty years. The summary does not include more recent George Mason University projects.   

Education & Research

– As part of masters degree program in Education at the University of Massachusetts, worked with leading New England educators and large suburban real estate developers exploring how to design and build new kinds of educational communities (Discovery at Briggs Pond, 1970) and Supplemental and Alternative Programs (SAP Directory, 1972)

– Established one of the first futures research consulting firms with Jerome C. Glenn and leading futurists including Alvin Toffler, Herman Kahn, Ted Gordon, and Willis Harman  (Future Options Room, 1974)

– Designed one of the first microprocessor-base computers for children (Smart Alec, 1978)

– Designed and co-developed  some of the first consumer applications of the microprocessor licensed to Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers ,and other toy and game companies (Scientific Entertainment Company, 1979)

– VIX (Video Information Exchange), a pioneer in the sharing of information over cable (1983)

– Formed a non-profit foundation to provide a variety of educational materials, programs, and funding to support researchers and students in neurosciences and bioengineering ...

Below is a synopsis of the wide range of innovative projects that Scot Joy has catalyzed and facilitated over the past forty years. The summary does not include more recent George Mason University projects.   

Education & Research

– As part of masters degree program in Education at the University of Massachusetts, worked with leading New England educators and large suburban real estate developers exploring how to design and build new kinds of educational communities (Discovery at Briggs Pond, 1970) and Supplemental and Alternative Programs (SAP Directory, 1972)

– Established one of the first futures research consulting firms with Jerome C. Glenn and leading futurists including Alvin Toffler, Herman Kahn, Ted Gordon, and Willis Harman  (Future Options Room, 1974)

– Designed one of the first microprocessor-base computers for children (Smart Alec, 1978)

– Designed and co-developed  some of the first consumer applications of the microprocessor licensed to Milton Bradley, Parker Brothers ,and other toy and game companies (Scientific Entertainment Company, 1979)

– VIX (Video Information Exchange), a pioneer in the sharing of information over cable (1983)

– Formed a non-profit foundation to provide a variety of educational materials, programs, and funding to support researchers and students in neurosciences and bioengineering  (Brain Research Institute,1984)

– Created an incubator for the artificial intelligence industry which brokered management, marketing, and technical services for the nascent AI industry (AI Group ,1985)

– Designed web-based knowledge/research portals for aggregating information and knowledge on a particular topic with subject matter experts as guides and curators, online peer review and easy to create and administer web sites (Web Health Directory (2005)

Information Management & Communications

– Developed categorization and retrieval system for organizing future options in business, government, education, scientific research, non-profits and other disciplines (FOR, 1975)

– Designed and developed one of the first pen-based, pocket-sized handheld computers that featured multipurpose data management and voice/data/video communications i.e. a smartphone (Uni,1990) and some of the early tablet PCs (TelePad Sl, 1991 and the TelePad 3, 1994)

– Conceived and designed a patented, object-oriented, PC-based software platform that was organized around six basic types of information: Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How (CUE systems later renamed Roku Technologies, 1996)

-Led the conceptual design, product development, and strategy for an industry leader in wireless communications between mobile devices and PCs employing an Internet version of the CUE software in one of the first  peer to peer systems  (Roku, 1998)

– Developed some of the first applications for 3D topical online environments using standard DHTML and XML web software.  Topical worlds were visualized as graphical isands (iLands, 2001) and digitized representations of real world places (CitiLands, 2003) later adapted for the District of Columbia Government  as the DC Bird’s-eye Tour  (2004)

– Sivix Corporation was started with a former Apple systems engineer to provide students and faculty at universities with a one button emergency communications device. Product development has included mobile sensing devices and wellness solutions (2007 to2012) Presently working with Georgia Tech engineering group on applying nanosensors for patient monitoring system.

Notes to Information Management and Communications Projects:

1)  Eleven  patents in consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, and the Internet.

2) Took public a tablet computer company as Founder, Chairman/CTO, and majority shareholder and raised 30 million dollars in equity capital in the first year (TelePad Corporation, 1993-1994)

3) Pioneered outsourcing in electronics manufacturing in Taiwan in addition to  final assembly in US as one of IBM’s first outside manufacturing clients (TelePad, 1995)

4) Formed equity  and joint venture partnerships with major technology companies such as Hewlett Packard, Nextel, and 3Com (Roku Technologies, 1997-2000) and raised over ten million dollars in venture capital

Space Design & Construction

– Conceived, co-designed and built a four story, theme restaurant and futures club three blocks from the White House. Introduced  the first Internet Cafe- connecting three terminals in a lounge to the Source (first online news and game service) and EIS (the first computer-conferencing system (The Planet, 1981)

– One of two partners in a commercial development company that spearheaded numerous historic renovations in DC and Pennsylvania. Lead partner in the acquisition, design, and development of the Dupont Circle Building in Washington, DC and the design of an executive conference center as part of the Bedford Springs resort in Pa. (CDC, 1985-1990)

– Designed and oversaw the construction of an innovative high tech office renovation with state of the art meeting rooms, offices, video production and recreational spaces (Roku Technologies, 1999) and a unique, glass-enclosed office/brainstorming retreat with large screen displays and interactive interface technologies surrounded by a park (Chantilly, Va, 2002)

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