Bill Buxton, principal researcher at Microsoft, will be in Montreal on March 25th for a conference at the school of industrial design at the University of Montreal.
Entitled "Sketching User Experiences: getting the design right and the right design" (also the title of his book published in 2007), the designer's presentation will explore the relations between technology and creation.
He is particularly interested in technologies that support creation in design, film making and music. His work deals with techniques and theories of input to computers, technology mediated human-human collaboration, and ubiquitous computing.
Designing object class, such as portable phones and personal planners, which integrate computer components and whose nature, design and experience are determined by the material as much as by the software, is a real challenge. How can a holistic experience be created? What is the link with industrial design?
Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 at 6 p.m.
Hydro-Québec Amphitheatre (1120)
Pavillon de la Faculté de l'aménagement
2940 Côte Ste-Catherine