I'm a design leader focused on making our digital life connect naturally to our human life.
Silka leads emerging design for Adobe Design. She's behind many immersive design and AI-related features found in Adobe products and services today. Prior to Adobe, Silka led the AR design direction for a Samsung innovation team, she co-founded and lead the product design for Dekko, an AR platform startup. Always one with an entrepreneurial spirit, Silka also mentors AR startups and women in tech.
Grace Hopper Conference, Miami
July 20, 2019
Design Week San Francisco
MAY 8 & 9, 2019
99U, New York City
october 3, 2018
WeWork, San Francisco
October 15, 2018
Adobe MAX, Los Angeles
November 1 & 2, 2018
Yale School of Business
November 15, 2018
Digital Garage, San Francsico
Chapter 2: Designing for our Senses, Not Our Devices by Silka Miesnieks.
Imagine a future in where our relationship with technology is as rich as reality. We don’t often rave about how much time is spent in front of screens, and fortunately, today’s technology companies feel the same. They have invested heavily in sensors and AI to create sensing machines. By utilizing speech, spatial, and, biometric data, fed into artificial intelligence they are developing technologies into more human-relatable forms. But not much is understood about how to design sensing machine driven technologies that are engaging, accessible, and responsible...
"It will dramatically expand our means for collaborating with one another and consuming information. It will profoundly change the way we work, live, learn, and play. And, its effect on society will be larger than desktop and mobile computing combined."5 MIN READ
In Convergence author and Forbes columnist Charlie Fink tells the story of Augmented Reality (AR), a new technology that’s already seeping into every smartphone and every workplace.LONG READ
"The big mental model change designers are going to have to make is that they're not in control of the context and the location anymore."5 MIN READ
6 Jun 2018
She practically sits on a pile of very cool inventions, but Silka Miesnieks, who heads the Design Lab at Adobe, does not feel that she has seen it all—in fact, what’s keeping her excited is what lies ahead.4 MIN read
may 30, 2018
My talk from the Inspire Track at AWE USA 2018 - the World's #1 XR Conference & Expo.20 MIN watch
May 6, 2018
As we try to define what it means to be a designer using AI technologies, I want to share great reading list, on the ground learnings and a designers perspective. Enjoy…3 MIN READ
4 MAY, 2018
Silka Miesnieks, Head of Design Lab at Adobe, talks about immersive design and what the next wave of artificial intelligence will bring to the human centered design approach.4 MIN read
April 12, 2018
We bring together a group of experts to visualize, experiment and create the technologies and techniques we will need in the future.3 MIN READ
april 6, 2018
We are pleased to share our first white paper on 3D prototyping set ocument the tools, workflows, and challenges faced by designers, developers, creatives10 MIN READ
MARCH 24, 2018
You won’t be able to guess the Head of Adobe Design Lab Silka Miesnieks’ favourite drink is MILO!3 MIN WATCH
March 7, 2018
Any mention of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, inspires some trepidation in many people, including designers, but those most familiar with it say that designers should be excited about the advent of AI.3 MIN READ26 MIN WATCH
FEBRUARY 12, 2018
The rise of virtual reality has led to Adobe building the platforms necessary for creators to transition into the world of 3D spatial computing. I’ve interviewed four innovators from Adobe Research and Silka Miesnieks to get insights on the future of VR and 3D immersive technologies.3 MIN READ
november 29, 2017
As more disruptive technology emerges, this generation of designers will be tasked with creating the products and services that enable truly immersive experiences.4 MIN read
November 16, 2017
Emerging technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and voice interaction are reshaping the way we engage with the world and transforming digital experiences.3 MIN READ
november 12, 2017
Silka Miesnieks talking about designing for the real world using emerging technologies at Design Up Conference.30 MIN watch
Silka led the design team at Samsung’s innovation group to explore productization of Mixed Reality & VR. She also worked with Industrial Designers to prototype multiple wearable form factors.
Dekko is one of the only teams (apart from Hololens recently) who have invented, built and user-tested in the real world, true Mixed Reality products.
As VP of Product Design, Silka provided design and product market fit leadership to our team of 10.
Designed the first in-house commercial product. Workshopped product direction, user flow, and iterative design process together with FX artists and development team, delivering a compelling VR experience to grow their business.
Silka worked with a branding agency, toy designer, manufacturer, and distribution channels to launch Jumo's first physical toy and mobile Augmented Reality game.