What we do

ThingM principals Tod E. Kurt and Mike Kuniavsky are leading experts in the fields of hardware and software user experience, web technology development and consumer robotics. They have been collaborating on projects since 1994, when they created hothothot.com, one of the earliest e-commerce web sites, which launched two months before Amazon.com.

Our expertise with agile and flexible development strategies, bold technology choices and innovative user-centered design serves as a framework for all ThingM projects.

We prefer to explore ideas first without the constraints of technological limitations, before we create technologies to address those limitations. Our Technology Sketches document that process, the kinds of ideas we have, and how we develop them.

Technology Sketches™

As part of our product development process, ThingM creates Technology Sketches, which are examples of early stage conceptual approaches to how a product might work, rather than actual fully-functional systems.
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