[Event] NYC: Wed. Sept. 17 “Tap is the New Click” by Dan Saffer of Adaptive Path, hosted by R/GA

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NYC IxDA
2008

IxDA NYC is pleased to announce our September event, "Tap is the New Click"
by visiting speaker Dan Saffer. The event is sponsored by R/GA New York and
refreshments will be served.

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/67ukh6
(Only those on the RSVP list will be admitted; please bring photo ID)

DETAILS
"Tap is the New Click"

Even though the technology has been around for decades, only now are we
starting to see mass production and adoption of touchscreen and gestural
devices for the public. Jeff Han's influential 2006 TED demonstration of his
multitouch system, followed by the launches of Nintendo's Wii, Apple's
iPhone, and Microsoft Surface, have announced a new era of interaction
design, one where gestures in space and touches on a screen will be as
prominent as pointing and clicking.

But how do you create products for this new paradigm? While most of us know
how to design desktop and web applications, what do you need to know to
design for interactive gestures?

This introduction to designing gestural interfaces will cover the basics:
usability and ergonomics; a brief history of the technology; some elemental
patterns of use; prototyping and documenting; and how to communicate that a
gestural interface is present to users.

DATE and TIME
Wednesday, September 17th
6:15 - 7:00 networking and refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 presentation
8:00 - 8:30 Q&A and discussion
Important: Please plan to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. to clear security
and be seated

LOCATION
R/GA New York
350 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
http://rga.com

RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/67ukh6
(Only those on the RSVP list will be admitted; please bring photo ID)
If you experience any problems with the URL, send email to: nyc.ixda (at)
gmail (dot) com

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Dan Saffer is an experience design director for Adaptive Path. An
international speaker and author, his writing on design has appeared in
BusinessWeek and many online publications. His acclaimed book Designing for
Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices has been called
"a bookshelf must-have for anyone thinking of creating new designs" and has
been translated into several languages. His new book on interactive gestures
will be published by O'Reilly in October 2008.

Dan is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and
the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). He received his Master of Design
in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

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NOTE: The New York City chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association
(UPA) is hosting guest speaker Jared Spool on Tuesday, Sept. 16 (the evening
before). Mark your calendars now to attend both of these important UX
community events.
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See you in September!
IxDA NYC

Comments

17 Sep 2008 - 3:25pm
Nasir Barday
2006

Hi Folks,

We're going to try and stream this event live on Ustream.tv. Here's the link
to watch:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dan-saffer---%22tap-is-the-new-click%22-by-nyc-ixda

Drop me an e-mail if you run into trouble.

- Nasir

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 1:05 PM, NYC IxDA <nyc.ixda at gmail.com> wrote:

> IxDA NYC is pleased to announce our September event, "Tap is the New Click"
> by visiting speaker Dan Saffer. The event is sponsored by R/GA New York and
> refreshments will be served.
>
> RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/67ukh6
> (Only those on the RSVP list will be admitted; please bring photo ID)
>
> DETAILS
> "Tap is the New Click"
>
> Even though the technology has been around for decades, only now are we
> starting to see mass production and adoption of touchscreen and gestural
> devices for the public. Jeff Han's influential 2006 TED demonstration of
> his
> multitouch system, followed by the launches of Nintendo's Wii, Apple's
> iPhone, and Microsoft Surface, have announced a new era of interaction
> design, one where gestures in space and touches on a screen will be as
> prominent as pointing and clicking.
>
> But how do you create products for this new paradigm? While most of us know
> how to design desktop and web applications, what do you need to know to
> design for interactive gestures?
>
> This introduction to designing gestural interfaces will cover the basics:
> usability and ergonomics; a brief history of the technology; some elemental
> patterns of use; prototyping and documenting; and how to communicate that a
> gestural interface is present to users.
>
> DATE and TIME
> Wednesday, September 17th
> 6:15 - 7:00 networking and refreshments
> 7:00 - 8:00 presentation
> 8:00 - 8:30 Q&A and discussion
> Important: Please plan to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. to clear security
> and be seated
>
> LOCATION
> R/GA New York
> 350 West 39th Street
> New York, NY 10018
> http://rga.com
>
> RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/67ukh6
> (Only those on the RSVP list will be admitted; please bring photo ID)
> If you experience any problems with the URL, send email to: nyc.ixda (at)
> gmail (dot) com
>
> ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
> Dan Saffer is an experience design director for Adaptive Path. An
> international speaker and author, his writing on design has appeared in
> BusinessWeek and many online publications. His acclaimed book Designing for
> Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices has been called
> "a bookshelf must-have for anyone thinking of creating new designs" and has
> been translated into several languages. His new book on interactive
> gestures
> will be published by O'Reilly in October 2008.
>
> Dan is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and
> the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). He received his Master of Design
> in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University.
>
> - - - - -
> NOTE: The New York City chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association
> (UPA) is hosting guest speaker Jared Spool on Tuesday, Sept. 16 (the
> evening
> before). Mark your calendars now to attend both of these important UX
> community events.
> - - - - -
>
> See you in September!
> IxDA NYC
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