Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa was born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956. He graduated from Tama Art University in 1980. He worked at Seiko Epson, where he designed wrist TVs and mini printers using micro-technology developed from wristwatch technology; LCD TVs, LCD projectors and other equipment. He went to the United States in 1989 and joined the San Francisco deign firm ID Two, the predecessor to IDEO. While working for IDEO, he worked on a number of products related to Silicon Valley computing and electronics technology. Amongst these were the left heart ventricle support systems for Baxter and AVOCET's VERTECH ALPIN/SKI watch. He was also involved in the development of a design language and design concept for Apple