[IxDA SF] Presents: Tap is the New Click with Dan Saffer, Tuesday 1/27, 6:30pm

14 Jan 2009 - 1:34am
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*Hello friends!

We're kicking off the new year with an old friend, Dan Saffer of
Kicker Studios. Dan will be talking about his new book, Designing
Gestural Interfaces. The event will be held at Adobe which requires a
guest list and name badges, so please be sure to RSVP either on our
community site http://ixdasf.ning.com/events/ixda-sf-presents-tap-is-the-1
or respond to this email.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
- the IxDA SF team
Tap is the New Click*
Even though touchscreen and gestural technology has been around for decades,
Nintendo''s Wii, Apple''s iPhone and Microsoft Surface have heralded a new
era of interaction design 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 for web and desktop applications, many are still wondering how
to adequately design for interactive gestures. This talk covers the basics:
ergonomics, a brief history of gestural technology, prototyping and
documenting, and how to communicate the presence of a gestural interface to

*About Dan Saffer*
Dan Saffer, a founder and principal designer at Kicker
has designed interactive products since 1995 that are currently used by
millions every day. Dan has led projects for large organizations like Nokia
and Time Warner to start-ups such as Ning and Foxmarks. An international
speaker and author, his acclaimed book Designing for
Interaction<http://www.designingforinteraction.com/> (New
Riders) has been called "a bookshelf must-have for anyone thinking of
creating new designs" and has been translated into several languages. His
new book, Designing Gestural
was published in December 2008.

Dan is an internationally-recognized thought leader on design who has spoken
at conferences and taught workshops on interaction design all over the
world. Dan's writings on design have appeared in BusinessWeek, Vitamin, and
Boxes and Arrows. He has a Masters of Design in Interaction Design from
Carnegie Mellon University.

6:30 pm – Socializing with light refreshments and Hiring Salon
(employers/recruiters, bring job descriptions to share)
7:00 pm – Presentation

This event is FREE and open to the public.
Brought to you by IxDA SF and Adobe.

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