HTC’s former lead designer joins Fitbit
When you’ve been following the information of HTC’s former chief smartphone designer Jonah Becker, we lastly have an replace relating to his newest whereabouts. As of in the present day, Becker is Fitbit’s VP of Industrial Design — a newly created place on the health monitoring specialist, apparently sufficient. This announcement comes simply eleven days after Becker’s departure from the Taiwanese cellular big, who has since appointed Daniel Hundt as his successor, whereas Claude Zellweger continues to steer design efforts for the corporate’s different related merchandise. Becker’s predecessor, Scott Croyle, is presently VP Product and Design at Nextbit (and we’re sensing a development with firm names right here).
Becker ought to slot in nicely, as in line with a press release from Fitbit, he had labored with health-associated corporations comparable to Adidas, Burton Snowboards, K2 Sports activities, Nike and The North Face again when he was nonetheless underneath One & Co., which was the design consultancy that he, Croyle and Zellweger lead earlier than HTC’s acquisition. And to not point out that Fitbit and HTC intently collaborated on integrating the previous’s app into the One M8 final yr. Should you occur to stumble upon Becker on the road later this yr, do us a favor and take a peek at what’s on his wrist; it might be Fibit’s subsequent health wearable.