Design the Future
January 19–20, 2016: Training
January 20–22, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA

Alastair Somerville
Director, Acuity Design

Website | @Acuity_Design

Alastair Somerville uses his experience with accessibility projects and research to inform new ideas of multimodal user experience for wearables and postscreen 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.


1:45pm Wednesday, 01/20/2016
Location: Fire House
Alastair Somerville (Acuity Design)
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Understanding our own senses and how we create meaning is essential when designing for a world of hyper-user-centered devices that sense and talk to us, like wearables and the IoT. Alastair Somerville draws on his project knowledge and cognitive research to explore how we can rediscover our own senses and emotions to create frameworks for successful future product design. Read more.