Making More Senses of UX

Learning to Live and Design for a Multimodal World of Interaction


This workshop is about Sensory UX – the ideas and practical realities of using our 9 senses to create more inclusive and immersive user experiences thru Wearable Technology and the Internet Of Things.

You’ll get to:-

  • discover more about your own senses
  • learn about new ideas, like neuroplasticity, that have enabled the radical wave of innovation in assistive devices for people with disabilities
  • imagine how we can build the next generation of technology to augment experiences, knowledge and empathy

This workshop is about doing and exploring.

Multimodal UX means relearning our own senses to understand what can work in future products and services. In particular, how going beyond screens matters and how it has already been achieved in accessible products. Spreading information load across our bodies and dealing practically with the new design issues like emotional confusion and sensory data meaning.

This workshop has been run at SxSWi and UX conferences and events across the UK. Every time it is run, it grows and changes. The ideas and experiences of previous participants enable you to learn more now.

Come along and learn now. Come along and help other people to learn in the future.

Video Interview

Alastair Somerville talks about his work in designing accessibility for the blind in the ConveyUX video preview.

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Date: January 24, 2015 Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm photo of Andrew Somerville

Alastair Somerville

Acuity Design