If you’re curious about NUIs – that’s Natural User Intefaces – and if you’re going to be in the area of the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, you’ll probably going to want to check out this TorCHI session: Best Practices in Interface Design and Applying Them to Microsoft Surface. Here’s the abstract:
See how Natural User Interfaces such as Microsoft Surface and gesture-based UI’s such as Kinect are being applied in the real world. This session will outline many of the “dos and don’ts” when designing for these new paradigms. More importantly, we will also discuss what techniques and behaviors can be applied to help a good HCI designer become a great one.
The session will be presented by James Horgan, Creative Director, Sales and Strategy at Infusion. James studied industrial design at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, UK and has been an award-winning industrial and interaction designer for many of the world’s premier brands. James has had the good fortune to design everything from hearing aids for children to the world’s first Microsoft Partner Surface application, using a unique combination of visual, functional, and architectural skills.
Here are the details for the session:
- Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
- Time: Refreshments at 6:45 p.m., session starts at 7:00 p.m.
- Location: Bahen Centre for Information Technology (40 St. George Street, just north of College), University of Toronto campus
- Cost: Free for TorCHI members, and you can join TorCHI now for a mere $20.00 per year.