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:
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.
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.