Mike Kuniavsky is a writer, designer and researcher exploring the intersections of high technology and everyday life. People around the world use his 2003 book, “Observing the User Experience,” to understand the relationship between people and products. He is a cofounder of ThingM, a ubiquitous computing development studio and was a founding partner of Adaptive Path, a San Francisco internet consultancy. He founded Wired Digital’s User Experience Lab. His next book, “Smart Things,” expected in 2009 from Elsevier, will discuss ubiquitous computing user experience design. He blogs at orangecone.com.