2013 – present


Cupertino, CA

Multimodal invocation, state feedback and response design for Siri on all Apple devices. Leading a small design team focused on these topics. Past areas of focus included voice search for Safari, as well as voice/multimodal design for CarPlay. 

2011 – 2013

Nuance Communications

Burlington, MA

UX lead for Dragon Drive reference implementation; designed novel voice, graphical and tactile UIs for “white label” prototypes shown by Denso at CES 2012 and by Hyundai at CES 2013.

Technical lead on a team of five engineers (including myself) working in the Scrum/Kanban paradigm.

Engaged in numerous technical interactions/collaborations with customers such as Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Harman, Denso and Samsung. Presented and demonstrated prototypes at customer meetings and Nuance events.

Managed contractors tasked with graphic design, supplemental GUI implementation and user research.

2004 – 2010

Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs

Cambridge, MA

Invented multimodal (speech + X) user interface techniques to reduce the cognitive load imposed by car navigation systems and other mobile devices. A video demonstration of one such technique can be found at http://garrettweinberg.com/p113.mov.

Built frameworks and prototypes showcasing voice search across music and navigation databases. Java/Android, C#/Windows CE, etc. Demo’d them to Mercedes, Volvo, Audi, etc.

Designed, conducted and documented various usability studies, some taking place in a driving simulator. Metrics included time on task, lane deviation, and eye glance/gaze duration.

2003 – 2004


(Now owned by Vestmark)
Cambridge, MA

Implemented model-view-controller logic and custom, data-aware GUI components. Java/Windows.

2001 – 2003

Digital Media On Demand

(Now defunct)
Burlington, MA

Coded components of enterprise Java back-end for Digital Rights Management system.

Designed and implemented user interfaces in C++ and Java/JSP.

2000 – 2001

Dragon Systems

(Now owned by Nuance Communications)
Newton, MA

Wrote, localized and tested grammars for an automotive speech recognizer.

Wrote and debugged build and QA scripts.

Engaged with customer (Visteon) to gather requirements and obtain feedback on deliveries.

1997 – 1999


CCG Systems

Norfolk, VA

Implemented custom GUI components in C++.

1996 – 2000

Yale University

New Haven, CT

B.A. with Distinction in the Comparative Literature major. Liberal Arts foundation supplemented by Computer Science major-track courses on data structures and algorithms. GPA: 3.64

2007 – 2008


Tufts University

Medford, MA

Additional coursework in discrete mathematics, computer architecture, and software engineering.