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X1 Photos hits the App Store!

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Comcast Labs has just released X1 Photos, a new mobile app that allows XFINITY X1 customers to easily cast photos and videos from their iPhone or Android smartphone directly to their TV.

The app enables casting from on-device photo galleries including camera roll, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr. Support for additional 3rd party services will be added in the near future, as will a guest mode that allows even non-customers to cast to any X1.

Connecting social accounts to X1 is another handy feature of X1 Photos. Customers can opt to simply connect their social accounts to X1 which will automatically populate a TV companion app with user’s photos and videos. From that point on viewing photos from Facebook, Instagram and Flickr on TV will be as easy as tuning to the app. This feature will also allow users to point the X1 screensaver to their own photos.

The goal of the new X1 Photos mobile app is to allow anyone to enjoy and share their own personal media on X1 as quickly and easily as possible. In order to meet this goal we also built a new device pairing system for X1 called Easy Pair. Using a simple numeric code that appears on the TV, Easy Pair enables the connecting of mobile devices and PCs to X1 in order to cast photos and videos, and in the near future will support many other services including the casting of music and HTML5 apps.

X1 Photos is currently released under the Comcast Labs brand, which encourages live customer use and feedback in order to inform against success criteria. Once an app reaches certain milestones in Comcast Labs, it graduates to a fully endorsed and supported XFINITY product. We’re hoping to see X1 Photos graduate in early 2017.

Congratulations to the whole CSV photos team for the release of X1 Photos!

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2016 Rio Summer Olympics

For several months leading up to Rio 2016, teams all over Comcast worked on every aspect of X1 to prepare for the Olympics. Our goal was to feature and surface content around all of the games in ways that had never been done before. We went way beyond primetime coverage to bring every minute of streaming video content from NBC to X1, and built an entire infrastructure around organization and discovery. On top of that, our X1 Sports app offered details on every sport, every team, event and every country like no one had seen on the big screen before.

Thaya described it best in the video as: “a shared sense of pride” around all of the Olympics work. I’m super proud of the team in Sunnyvale and how every individual helped to bring this massive event together on X1. Great teamwork with our counterparts around the country and great results all around!

CSV to Host Toastmasters Regional Humorous Speech Contest

Comcast Silicon Valley is proud to be hosting the upcoming regional Humorous Speech Contest as part of our membership in Toastmasters International. On Thursday Sept. 15 we’ll hear from several CSV members as they compete to win a slot in the G4 Area regional competition. The larger G4 event will take place at CSV on the evening of Sept. 29th from 6-9pm. We wish the best of luck to all participants and look forward to a thoroughly entertaining event!

About Toastmasters International

With over 345,000 members, Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up a global network of meeting locations.

Silicon Valley Toastmasters Clubs

Clubs in our local area provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

The Fall contest season is an integral part of the Toastmasters year. Contests provide an opportunity for speakers to improve their speaking abilities, recognize Toastmasters who compete as an inspiration to us all, and provide an opportunity for us to learn by observing speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters training. Contests also provide new leadership opportunities for those members who are part of the team that plans the contest and makes it happen.

Contests begin at the club level with winners advancing through regional, state, national and international competition.

Agile Event with Dan Olsen @ Comcast Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network presents a special Meetup with Dan Olsen on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 6:30 – 9pm.

Dan will be discussing key points and topics from his Amazon best selling book, The Lean Product Playbook. The Lean Product Playbook is a practical guide that describes an iterative methodology for achieving product-market fit. In his talk, Dan will be sharing the top ideas from his book including how to understand customer needs, how to ensure you have a clear value proposition, and how to test your product ideas with customers before you start building them.

Dan is incredibly excited to share this topic with us and we are excited to have him!

As always, light drinks and refreshments will be provided. Networking will begin at 6:30PM. Full address and location details can be found here on the event page.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday at Comcast Silicon Valley!

Lab Week, July 2016

Bots were

 the theme of this summer’s Lab Week here at CSV, and as usual, people delivered. While no one ventured into VR territory during the 5-day event, we had enough bot action to go around. The week was even kicked off with a visit from our friends at Slack who gave us some first-hand tips on building bots for slack.

Many teams spent Monday grouping up and crystalizing goals, then got to work. Things were pretty quite on Tuesday and Wednesday, but a late-night tour of our three floors on Thursday revealed many CSV Nightcrawlers hard at work preparing for Fridays’s demos.

The entries were impressive. All-told we saw 7 full demos at judgement time including an automated Pokemon app, an IOT/Amazon Echo controller, home automation control with both Slack and Facebook bots, a TV “bot-ler” that would help in the recommendation process, a redesign of XFINITY’s Watchathon promotion and a stunning way to visualize latency data.

Our three judges had their work cut out for them, as did the audience. In the end, we had our three winners. The Audience Choice award went to Slack and Facebook bots and their team of 12. Second place was snagged by team Watchathon and the highest honor, first place, went to TV Botler.

What a week!

T&P Live from CSV

A few times a year, Comcast’s Technology and Product group (T&P) produces a live broadcast of T&P Live, a live internal national broadcast hosted by T&P President, Tony Werner. The July 2016 edition of T&P Live was broadcast from CSV and expertly produced by the crew from Comcast Hometown Network. These guys were amazing!

The Chn crew literally transformed our office into a television studio overnight. The set was tight, cameras locked, sound speeds, rolling!

2016 Post-it Challenge

2016 brought stiff competition in the 2nd annual CSV Post-it Challenge. Popular themes this year were Game of Thrones, animation, politics and rock starts. I mean, what else is there, really? Oh yeah, Olympics!

Lessons Learned from Zombieland

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Sr. director of engineering, Matt Barbour recently gave an awesome presentation at Star East entitled “Lessons Learned on Test Automation from Zombieland”.  In it he discussed all of the lessons learned by his teams on doing end-to-end automated testing on real devices at Comcast’s scale.  

Matt’s thesis: The chaos involved with automated testing on real devices is a well known pain point for most engineers and is not all that different from the chaos of the zombie wasteland we see in the movie Zombieland.

In Zombieland, the characters survive by following a set of rules; “limber up,” “check the back seat,”  and “use the buddy system” are a few examples.

At Comcast Silicon Valley we’re on the forefront of media and technology and so it seemed natural to adapt the same rules to help us navigate the chaotic world of automated testing on real devices.  Those rules, combined with many of the test tools developed (and open sourced) by Comcast such as Zucchini, Dawg, and Magic Wand have been instrumental in helping us survive the chaos of the real world.

If you missed the presentation you can see the slides here. Also, be sure and check out the podcast where Matt discusses the topic in detail on the website, TestTalks.

A Truckload of Pillows

Comcast Cares Day 2016 was a great success globally, and we were psyched to be part of it, right here in our own community. This year Comcast Cares Day brought over 100,000 volunteers out into local communities. What a showing! CSV pitched in with a whole truckload of pillows and blankets for one of our favorite local organizations, Family Supportive Housing.

Family Supportive Housing provides a full spectrum of services to hundreds of people for whom overcoming poverty, hunger, and homelessness is a daily struggle. Our programs address the needs of the whole family, including interim supportive housing, childcare, life skills classes, transitional housing and supportive services for families in permanent housing.

A HUGE thank you to everyone on the team that pitched in with their time, money and talents to help our friends and neighbors!

Over 100,000 Volunteers on Comcast Cares Day

This past Saturday, we celebrated our 15th annual Comcast Cares Day, and the turnout was incredible. More than 100,000 volunteers this year gave back at about 900 projects nationwide and in 20 countries around the world.

1 day, 100,000 volunteers, a world of difference. To learn more, visit www.globalcitizen.org/comcast.

Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network Meetup

Great Meetup at CSV last night with the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network! Our speaker was the “spirited” Pollyanna Pixton, author, Forbes contributer and expert on agile leadership. Pollyanna focused Collaborating with Non-Collaborators as the evening’s topic. What a blast!

On your Agile Teams… do you have “introverts” or people who simply don’t want to collaborate?  They can crush your team and your collaboration (think anti-Zappos behavior).
We understand the vital importance of collaboration among team members. However, how can we deal with non-collaborators—people who won’t work with us? Although we may not be able to change them, we may be able to work with them. This session describes how to identify non-collaborator and examine the system within which the non-collaborators work: their success factors, motivations and measurements. Using a Trust and Ownership Model, we considers tools and techniques to cope with each trait, building a strategy that empowers you to collaborate no matter what.

UX Field Trip Friday: Tesla

From precision welding performed by giant self-healing robots, to finish work applied through human craftsmanship, the 5.3 million square foot Tesla factory

in Freemont, CA offered everything you’d expect from a company that produces a mainstream luxury sedan that can do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds (which is faster than a Lamborghini Aventador).

Our non-disclosure agreement and Tesla policies forbid us from taking pictures inside the factory but we can tell you this: whatever you imagine the inside of a Tesla factory to be like, it’s better.

The level of energy and enthusiasm shown by our guide was incredible, and we all enjoyed story after story of innovation and the raw determination of this amazing company.

IFTTT Goes Live on X1

Along with our X1 core development team in Philadelphia, we’ve just launched IFTTT for X1.

If you’re not familiar, IFTTT (If This Then That) is a recipe-maker service that allows you to mix and add controls to the products and apps you already use and love.

And now, we’re launching a beta feature in partnership with IFTTT that lets people receive notifications on their television. 

Starting today, X1 users can have Xfinity send them personalized alerts on their TV screen from Gmail, Jawbone, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Evernote and many more.  That way, users can keep up with the things they care about, without missing a minute of their favorite programs.   

CSV team launches Watchable

Now live from CSV: the beta version of Watchable, a new, cross-platform video service that curates a selection of the best content from popular online video networks and shows in an easy-to-use experience. 

Now, iOS, watchable.com and X1 users can watch videos from about 30 digital partners including: AwesomenessTV, Buzzfeed, CelebTV, Collective Digital Studio, Defy Media, Discovery Digital Networks, Fast Company, Flama, Future Today, GarageMonkey, GoPro, Jukin Media, Machinima, Maker Studios, Mashable, Mic Media, NBCUniversal, Network A, Newsy, The Onion, POPSUGAR, Red Bull, Refinery29, Scripps Networks Interactive, Tastemade, TEN, TYT Network, Vice, Video Detective and Vox.

On television, that means popular digital shows like Vice, DNews, The Young Turks, Day of Gluttony, and Defy Media’s SMOSH and Clevver will be available via the Internet on the same video platform as live news and sports.

We want people to try Watchable and tell us what they think.  Over time, we’ll add additional network partners, make the experience more personalized, and include new options to share content with friends.

We think Watchable can be a unique place that curates and distributes the best content from some of the most recognized brands and producers on the web.  Plus, many of our Watchable partners have not traditionally had distribution on the TV and we can give them a path to reach new audiences and further monetize their content on the biggest screen in the home.

As the video industry continues to evolve, Comcast will continue to experiment.  We’ll continue to make investments in new media, create different ways for people to watch the movies and shows they love and test offerings that have the potential to attract new audiences.  

We think Watchable can be great for those who watch and create high-quality web videos and look forward to the feedback from our customers and users nationwide.

Team Comcast Crushes Waves to Wine

Team Comcast had a blast riding in the 2015 Waves to Wine MS fundraiser. Our team was small but powerful, and although it wasn’t officially a “race”, we did have fun riding past team Google, Salesforce and others (okay, they rode by us a couple of times too but hey, all in good fun)!

Here’s a quick note we just received from the event organizers – over $2 million raised!
“Thank you for participating in Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride 2015. From Northern California and beyond, cyclists and volunteers came together and pedaled towards a world free of multiple sclerosis. As of today, the fundraising thermometer is at $1,953,062.92 and will continue to climb until the fundraising deadline on November 9.”

“Our impact will be felt far beyond event weekend; money raised through Bike MS: Waves to Wine funds innovative programs, services, and groundbreaking research, which helps the National MS Society fulfill its mission to create a world free of MS.”

“We would like to extend a very special thank you to our dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors! We would also like to recognize and applaud the extraordinary contributions of our top fundraisers and our team captains. They led us and inspired us, and we are profoundly grateful for their commitment and involvement with Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride 2015 and the National MS Society.”

SJSU Career Fair

The Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center attended the Computer Science Career Fair at San Jose State University last week. The event hosted about 2000 students, recent graduates and alumni. Janet Lobendze, Dmitry Jerusalimsky at Matt Coler were there to shake hands and spread the good word about what CSV is all about. Starting promptly at noon, the crowd hit the event floor…
At first, the Comcast booth was quiet. We had a few eager students approach to watch our display featuring the realistic job previews and other videos offered on our YouTube Channel. But before long the crowd seemed to triple and our line grew quickly. It was awesome to meet with so many talented Network and Software Engineers and Product Managers, all asking questions about our internships and full time opportunities. Many left with a Comcast swag (Comcast smart wallets, notepads, workout bundles) but the real reward was in the conversations we had and all the great people we met.

By 5:15pm, the organizers actually had to come by and shut down the line at our booth. There was more interest in Comcast than the time allowed! We went into the event with of goal of sharing the work done at the Innovation Center. However, SJSU was the one who shared with us. The amount of talent in attendance was impressive. Summer intern hiring season is just around the corner. We have a feeling we will see a few new SJSU faces around the Silicon Valley office very soon.

Toastmasters Area 4 Event at CSV

Comcast Silicon Valley hosted the Area 4 Humorous and Evaluation Speech Contest on 9/22/15. Despite our club being only a year old this October our own Kevin Shea took first in Humorous and will go on to District! Kevin’s topic centered around an epic fishing trip as a 7-year-old that lead to a self confidence that persists today.  While not finishing “in the money” Joanne Bonoan amazed the crowd in the Evaluation Contest with a very good evaluation despite having been in Toastmasters for only a couple of months.

Our Area director was impressed with our facilities and accommodations. In his own words, “Thank you for hosting the event at Comcast. The facility is sleek and you did a great job making sure we had ample signage which was creative as well 🙂 Please convey my thanks to all those who helped. And yes, thanks for providing plates/cups etc.”  And the signs were so good some folks took them home as souvenirs!

 A special thanks to Sarah Sprague and Ruth Dawson for helping us with the facilities for the event  and Gennady Lobendze who helped us get familiar with theTV/audio/video . Thank you to our Comcast volunteers for helping run a smooth meeting. Volunteers included Kevin Shea, Trevor Gattis, Lyn Morse, Alicia Fremling, Tina Zhu and Sohi Balwinder. Special thanks to Daniel Hastings, Erica Franco and the UX team who created meeting signage in and around The City.

UX Field Trip Friday: Computer History Museum

What an amazing evolution we are all a part of! And no better way to understand what’s happening than by time-traveling at the Computer History Museum.

We were all impressed with the craftsmanship and ingenuity of the earliest engineers. Their physical work seemed so much more complicated than what we do today with code. But that may be just it – perception.

When looking at machines of earlier times we can relate their physical nature and physical movement in a very fundamental way. We may not know how to use an abacus but we can imagine how it works just by looking at it. And this leads us to make certain assumptions about the experience of using such a device. Our physical perception molds our expectations.

As you move through time, things get more complicated. The massive electronic digital computers of the 1940’s – 1960’s can make your jaw drop. Their enormity and physical complexity can leave us feeling overwhelmed and slightly confused. We’re left somewhere between being impressed and “what did this thing actually do?” Our minds automatically struggle to make a connection between the what we’re seeing and what we’re imagining. And we’re somewhat content to walk away feeling justified in our puzzlement.

Now enter the digital age. Machines morph into “devices”, physical things get flat, small and sleek. Process becomes undetectable. We can no longer make any logical connection between how a thing looks and what it does. Function simply becomes… magic.

Which, I think, brings me to the point. The new standard is invisibility. A trip to the Computer History Museum helps one to understand why.

Scala Bay Meetup at CSV

Last Thursday evening CSV hosted a Scala Bay Meetup with conversations centering around Akka at Comcast and presentations by one of our development teams. What an awesome group!

There were over 80 guests and nearly 20 more Comcast attendees. Companies represented in the audience includedf Box, Netflix, HP, Twilio, Samsung, Stumbleupon, Apple, quite a few start ups and many others. Over pizza, beer and wine talks included Val Apgar welcoming folks and introducing the team, Brendan O’Bra speaking on “Continuous Delivery at Comcast” and Vikas Rangarajan covering  “The future of continuous delivery at Comcast – Microservices and Containers”. David Bolene headlined the event with “SOA on Steroids”. David’s talk presented the Actor Service Registry for Akka which was open sourced just that day (github.com/Comcast/ActorServiceRegistry). A great Q&A session followed the talks along with informal discussions that would have gone on much longer if we didn’t have to clear the floor and go to work the next day.

Thanks for a great event, everyone!

UX Field Trip Friday: Target Open House

Check out a few photos from our recent visit to Target Open House , a brand new retail and demo space in San Francisco that’s, as they describe it, “part retail space, part lab, part meeting venue for the connected home tech community”. What’s great about the facility is that it goes beyond educating customers on individual brands and devices by demonstrating the power of linking various products and systems together. So while you may think you’re in the market for a smart light bulb or an automated door lock, you soon realize that coupled with Nest and an IFTTT account, you’re on your way to having a connected home. You quickly begin to see the power of the network.

More about Target Open House

UX Field Trip Friday: CableLabs, Sunnyvale

A huge thank you to our good friends Mickie Calkins and David Barron at CableLabs, Sunnyvale! In addition to offering a wealth of knowledge on industry trends and technology, CableLabs maintains a state-of-the-art facility for everything from events to user testing. Oh, and they also have an impressive collection of AR devices and wearables. Nice!

CableLabs is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to creating innovative ideas that significantly impact our cable operator members‘ business. CableLabs also serves to define interoperable solutions among our members and their technology vendors in order to drive scale, reduce costs, and create competition in the supply chain. CableLabs membership is comprised of the major cable operators worldwide.

NASCAR 2015

In celebration of launching NASCAR within our X1 TV Sports App, the team took a little trip to Sonoma to do some “research”.

2015 Summer Picnic

Yes, we do those embarrassing corporate event things like hula hoop contests and three-legged races. But hey, we also get ice cream afterward.

Bike 2 Work

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About a year ago, I got tired of spending hours in the car every day and started to take the train to work. More recently, filled with newfound energy from not being stuck in traffic for hours, I took a look at the road bike gathering dust in the corner and decided – I was going to bike to work from San Francisco to Sunnyvale.

Biking from San Francisco to Silicon Valley is a pretty significant ride, if you haven’t ridden that much. Depending on where you’re going, it’s between 40-50 miles, which can be pretty daunting. Luckily, it’s mostly flat paved trails with some amazingly scenic views of the San Francisco Bay. There’s a pretty big community of San Franciscans who get up early and make the commute on bicycle to the South Bay. Armed with a printout of directions from sf2g.com, I ventured onto the roadway with my freshly tuned up bike… and got lost. I did eventually get to work — a few hours late. As physically and mentally grueling as the ride was, I still felt amazed that I’d physically conveyed a distance that I normally only drive or take the train for.

After a few rides, my speed has increased dramatically as I’ve became familiar with some of the tricky and weird directions. I’ve also started to notice my fellow bike commuters and had some pretty cool conversations about bike commuting while we waited at stop lights. It’s not something that I can commit to daily (yet) but I’m having a lot of fun with my weekly ride.

There are a decent number of bike commuters in the office riding for part or all of their commute from all over the Bay Area – the city, the South Bay and the East Bay. Friday has been dubbed our semi-official “Bike 2 Work Friday”. If you’re curious about biking to work or want to join me for a ride from SF to the office, let me know!

Happy trails,

Hong Kwon

F8 Facebook Developer Conference

At Comcast Silicon Valley Innovation Center, we’re always looking to collaborate with new technologies and services. One of the benefits of being in the San Francisco Bay Area is that there is so much innovation and opportunities to work with creative engineers nearby.

This March, I had the opportunity to attend the F8 Facebook Developer Conference [link: https://fbf8.com], held at the Fort Mason Center in sunny San Francisco. I was eager to be introduced to the new technologies from Facebook, as well as diving into 1 on 1 technical discussions with team leads, and exploring possible ventures with Facebook business and product strategists.

Attending conferences is a great way to network and create/strengthen relationships. I met a number of start ups engineers and founders, and ran into some people who I’ve only worked with “virtually” – it’s nice to finally put a face to the name! There are a lot of people and companies out there accomplishing some really interesting things, and that’s always so inspiring to witness.

One of the really cool things at this year’s F8 conference was the introduction and open sourcing of React Native [link: https://facebook.github.io/react-native], an awesome way to increase developer efficiency when writing native mobile apps. They also had the new Oculus Rift (Crescent Bay) demos, as well as some great keynotes and sessions on the Future of VR, and lessons on how to architect your app to scale.

It’s sometimes hard to think of Facebook (the company) as anything other than a really, really popular social platform, but attending F8 helps to remind me of all the other cool things the company does. They have developed and contributed toolsets, frameworks, many open source contributions, published talks on software design and architecture, as well as created initiatives such Internet.org [link: http://internet.org] and helping startups get off the ground with programs such as FbStart [link: http://fbstart.com].

Similarly, Comcast strives to improve the developer community by hosting developer events like hackathons and technical seminars, sharing our learnings and architecture at conferences, and open sourcing [link: https://github.com/comcast] internally developed tools, services, and frameworks. I strongly believe that any industry leader has a responsibility to give back and to help nurture the current and next generation of talent. I hope we continue to be active in the developer community, and become even more involved in open source and start more initiatives to better the world we all live in.

Most, if not all, of the F8 sessions are available online [link: https://developers.facebooklive.com].

– Simon

Lab Week

Three time’s a year, we run intensive Lab Week events throughout our Silicon Valley, New York and Philadelphia offices.

Completely opening the floor to new ideas, everyone is invited to create, explore and ultimately share what they’ve learned. During our latest event, 12 separate CSV teams began by presenting their ideas to a small group of reviewers. After receiving initial feedback and formulating goals, the hacking and designing began. 4 days later they would each present and demo their final work to the entire staff. No Pressure!

Running as a 24-hour-a-day operation, large group work areas were set up, refrigerators were stocked and teams were on their way.

Fast forward to Thursday afternoon: judges set, audience ready. One by one the teams revealed their accomplishments, and sometimes their mishaps. It’s always interesting to see the variety of concepts–  facial recognition tools, gesture controls, games, IOT components, and the list goes on. One of our favorites to-date was a laser powered, audio triggered action game. Unfortunately it caught on fire and melted prior to the demo!

We offer prizes to the winners of our Lab Week events, but the true reward lies in the opportunity for exposure, and the real possibility that a simple idea could become actual product in a very impactful way.

Comcast Cares Day 2015

Look at all those green shirts – 95,000 of them!

Comcast NBCUniversal is committed year-round to improving the quality of life in the local communities where our customers and employees live and work. Comcast Cares Day is our annual celebration of our service commitment. This year, we mobilized a record 95,000 volunteers at more than 750 projects nationwide and in more than a dozen countries around the world.

The Silicon Valley team participated in events ranging from packing food for Family Supportive Housing to School cleanups around the Bay Area.

Look at all those green shirts!

Comcast Cares Day Prep

Prepping for Comcast Cares Day with some insane skills! Comcast NBCUniversal is committed year-round to improving the quality of life in the local communities where our customers and employees live and work. Comcast Cares Day is our annual celebration of our service commitment. Last year, we mobilized a record 95,000 volunteers at more than 820 projects in 15 countries. Join us this year to make change happen again.

CSV Among Silicon Valley’s 19 Coolest Places to Work

By Tom Kaneshige, CIO | Apr 10, 2014

Silicon Valley can be a crazy place to work. Whether you want to call it crazy or creative, these days when young guns go to the office, they want shared workstations and open spaces to collaborate. Tech companies new and old are obliging them with colorful and imaginative workspaces. Check out 19 of the most impressive office spaces in the valley.

Comcast: Follow the Red Road
Here’s what Comcast says about its new Silicon Valley Innovation Center: “Cool, muted colors prevail over the space, with vibrant pockets of red throughout. Reflecting Comcast’s origins as a cable provider, the design of the space takes cues from a two-dimensional electrical wiring diagram. Red paths run across the floor using in the pattern of wires and serve as way-finding guidelines.”  GO TO FULL ARTICLE

Designboom features CSV

design blitz finishes comcast office in red
all images courtesy of design blitz

the growing american communications company, comcast, has a new seat for their R&D branch. the ‘silicon valley innovation center’ by design blitz in sunnyvale, CA provides 31,000 sq ft (2,880 sqm) of open office and collaborative space for the corporation’s entrepreneurial arm to build new products that change how people connect to entertainment, information, and their communities. the design is informed by the establishment’s history as a cable provider. a series of linear accents, which recall wire diagrams, provide way finding throughout the building. networks of red constructions designate communal places for employees to gather and work through project development. GO TO FULL ARTICLE

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