I've been watching the board for quite some time, and it looks like there a wide variety of very informed perspectives here. I'm an Industrial and Interaction Design student in Vancouver BC, and it has been a great addition to my education!
I'm planning to be in the San Francisco Area from mid to late December, and I would be very interested in doing some informational interviews with different studios while I'm there. Obviously, this is over the Christmas break, so one of my concerns is trying to speak to people while they're busy with family and festivities. My other concern is that there are so many amazing firms in SF, and I'm not really sure where to start. Could anyone recommend a studio that might be interested in speaking to me, or that is doing something particularly interesting in interaction or product design?
Any ideas that you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your time. Cheers, Rachel Ilan Simpson