Partner Director of Design, Analog, in Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group (WDG)
Steve Kaneko, FIDSA, is the Partner Director of Design, Analog, in Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group (WDG). He oversees a multidisciplinary team of designers, artists and engineers determined on changing the way people interact with technology, their environments, and each other. These experiences include the recently introduced Microsoft HoloLens and Microsoft Surface Hub. Steve has been a Microsoft design pioneer since 1991, having staffed and directed Design, Research and Envisioning organizations in the Hardware, Windows, Entertainment and the Office Divisions.
Steve has garnered numerous international design awards for his work in Industrial Design, UX Design, Design Research, and Design Strategy. The Microsoft Mouse 2.0, which he designed, has been included in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent design collection in New York. In 1995, he was named one of I.D. magazine’s “I.D. Forty,” recognizing the 40 most influential designers in the field of technology. He was inducted into the Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) Academy of Fellows in 2005 for his significant contributions to the profession.
Steve holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Washington in Seattle and lives in Medina, Washington, USA.