Steve to give lecture at TU Berlin

“What will future interactive products be like?”

Product design is a discipline in a state of such rapid change that it is in a constant state of reassessment. One of the ways in which this is most apparent is the field of computer embedded product where the blurred and overlapping discipline boundaries between product designers, HCI experts, usability professionals, ethnographers, computer programmers, electronic engineers and others continue to cause problems for us humans on the receiving end of their efforts. Arguing for a more coherent interdisciplinary approach and drawing on his experience in the field of information appliance development and his research into possible future interaction methods, Steve will review trends, fads, cultures and theories and, by looking both forward and backward, make some educated guesses as to where they may lead us.