We're pleased to present a very hot topic this month, the brave new
world of NUIs (Natural User Interfaces) and their emergence within
consumer electronics, mobile devices, web and desktop applications
and fully immersive environments. This will be an engaging experience
that will stimulate and challenge our thinking around the future of
Multi-Everything: Multi-touch and the NUI Paradigm
Multi-touch is certainly one of the most talked-about interaction
paradigms of the past two years, but even single-touch screens and
operating systems are starting to include touch, gestures, and more
to push beyond just the mouse and keyboard. This is the path towards
the natural user interface, or NUI, which could be a major shift in
interface design. But what’s all this good for? Who benefits? And in
what contexts does it make sense? Darren David and Nathan Moody, the
principals of Stimulant, will talk about how they got into this
field, how they design and develop such experiences, and share their
learnings from touchwalls, see-through touchscreens, surface
computing, mobile experiences, and much more.
Presenters Nathan Moody is the Design Director of Stimulant. His
incredibly broad creative career spans almost every digital medium,
most content delivery platforms, and the majority major of software
technologies over nearly two decades. Nathan has designed award-
winning interfaces, interactions, visuals, motion and sound for such
clients as Adobe, Charles Schwab, General Motors, General Electric,
Leapfrog, Microsoft, Oracle, The North Face, Timberland and Reebok.
He’s been lucky enough to collaborate with Goodby Silverstein &
Partners, Fluid, IDEO, John Maeda, l.inc design, Tolleson Design,
Obscura Digital, and more. Nathan is a published magazine and book
author and editor, a frequent awards judge, and noted speaker on
Darren David is the President and Technical Director of Stimulant.
With over 13 years in the industry, Darren is an award-winning
pioneer in the field of RIA development. Darren’s list of firsts
includes leading development for the first Flash-based online SAT
preparation course, developing the first WPF-based application to be
publicly deployed on Windows Vista, and engineering the UI for the
world’s largest multi-touch wall. His interests and experiences cover
a vast range of creative and technical ground, enabling him to bring
innovative and informed solutions to clients such as Microsoft,
General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, The North Face, Reebok and JanSport.
Darren regularly presents at industry conferences, and has served on
advisory boards at both Adobe and Microsoft.
Schedule 6:30 pm – Socializing with light refreshments and Hiring
Salon (employers/recruiters, bring job descriptions to share) 7:00 pm
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