Alastair Somerville is a specialist in sensory cognition and accessibility. He works with international museums on projects to create physical and digital interpretations of places, art and text. He runs workshops to enable people to understand more about their own senses and more about how to create multimodal experiences for everyone.
Wearable UX is intimate and personal – it is a hyper user-centered experience that requires design and testing beyond what is currently practiced. Using knowledge from accessibility projects and research in advanced assistive technology, Alastair Somerville leads an experiential workshop that enables participants to understand more about how they sense and understand information and how they can create and use new frameworks to successfully make personalised UX for wearable devices.
Participants will learn about:
– Our 9 senses and sensory cognition
– Information theory and gesture design issues
– Individual emotional and sensational mapping and testing
– Sensory substitution and multimodal/post-screen user interfaces
– Sensory augmentation and neuroplasticity
– Core questions for wearable user experiences