Alastair Somerville

Start Making Sense — Fundamentals of Sensory Design

Date: This event took place live on December 09 2015

Presented by: Alastair Somerville

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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How do you design for post-screen interaction? What is user experience when content moves beyond a screen across the user's whole body? In this session, Alastair will help you frame ways of thinking about user centered design for wearable and internet of things devices using his work and research into senses, emotions and cognition. Topics include:

  • Senses and structure
  • Emotions and understanding how understanding is built
  • Content load and user centered meaning
  • 3 core parts of cognitive accessibility
  • Accessibility as the key to hyper-personalisation

This webcast and Q&A gives you the basic frameworks to plan, make and test devices that provide complex physical and digital experiences.

Alastair will be running an experiential workshop on Sensory Design called "Sense and Sensor Ability" at the O'Reilly's first Design conference in San Francisco.

See Alastair live at the inaugural O'Reilly Design Conference San Francisco, CA, on January 19-22, where he will be leading an experiential workshop called Sense and sensor ability

About Alastair Somerville

Alastair Somerville uses his experience from accessibility projects and research to inform new ideas of multimodal user experience for wearables and post-screen interaction. He is a specialist in sensory comprehension and haptic design.

Alastair works with museums and schools to develop inclusive interpretation, using novel ways of both designing and presenting information in tactile, visual, and audio formats.

He has spoken and run workshops on sensory and cognitive design for wearable technology at conferences including SxSW Interactive (2014 and 2015), UX Lisbon 2015, ConveyUX 2015, and many smaller UX events in the UK.

Website: SensoryUX
Twitter: @Acuity_Design

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