Using Touch in Creative Design of an Experience
Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
In this session David Birnbaum will discuss how touch feedback in UI and UX design provides new opportunities to think creatively about the current two-dimensional digital devices experience.
In his study of musical instrument design, David, a thereminist, discovered that the lack of touch adversely impacts instrument play. This led him to his current role as a designer at a company working on tactile tech for digital devices.
90% of all media interactions are screen-based. Tech is progressing to the point touch can now be a part of the experience with digital devices. Engaging the sense of touch adds an entire dimension to the user experience. For developers this new palette enables a new form of experiential creative expression. David will talk through use cases where touch tech has spur innovative thinking around digital experience. David will also discuss how designing touch interfaces is a skillset both separate from and tied to visual and audio experience.
Sr UX Design Mgr
David Birnbaum, Senior UX Design Manager at Immersion Corporation, has been creating haptic experiences for over 10 years, in which time he has collected 20 patents in the fields of user experience...Show the rest
David Birnbaum, Senior UX Design Manager at Immersion Corporation, has been creating haptic experiences for over 10 years, in which time he has collected 20 patents in the fields of user experience, wearables, gaming, medical devices, mobile communication, and rich interactive media. A world expert in haptic design, he is responsible for the creative decisions that lead to the tactile feel of Immersion’s implementations. He also oversees design for the company’s growing rich media business. He's driven by a desire to tell stories with the sense of touch and to bring emotion and realism to digital experiences. David holds a B.S. in Music Industry from USC and a M.A. in Music Technology from McGill University. He developed an instrument called the Rulers.Hide the rest