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Sunday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Emotion and Inclusion in Wearable Tech Design

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As technology gets closer to us, and even becomes part of us, there are new problems of both our emotions and our senses in successful design. Using experience from international workshops and neuroscience research, this session will provide an open forum for participants to discover and discuss issues in wearable and new technology as it integrates with people at an intimate and emotional level.
Alastair Somerville will introduce problems and opportunities in sensory cognition, multimodal design as well as new areas of research including neuroergonomics and ego depletion.
Designing technology that works with human senses and cognition demands we understand the sometimes confusing and contradictory nature of our conscious and unconscious behaviors and identity.
This is all about enabling broader conversations: here at SxSW and into the future - to listen and share ideas about technology that brings us all greater wellbeing, empathy and inclusion.

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Alastair Somerville

Director, Acuity Design
Alastair Somerville is a Sensory UX and Accessible Information consultant.

Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 205

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