Tim Smith - Starline

Tim Smith Projects


Google’s Project Starline combines advances in hardware and software to enable friends, families and coworkers to feel together, even when they're cities (or countries) apart.

Bringing people together

Starline presents users with an uncannily real 3D representation of meeting participants. This incredible experience gives user the illusion of physical presence, making for a more engaging meeting experience with the bonus or direct eye content.

What I worked on

Operating as a horizontal support for multiple Hardware UX initiatives, my work on Starline specifically provided design solutions that moved the project towards launching the pilot program. The team had focused a lot on the technology behind the actual meeting experience, but my work was on the UX ecosystem surrounding the actual meeting: