Monday, April 16, 2012

Microsoft Surface & August de los Reyes

This presentation was originally shown at OCAD as part of the president speakers series. August de los Reyes at the time was working for microsoft, specifically with surface. Microsoft surface is an emerging technology already present in many offices and schools that allows interaction with other digital devices through a table top touch screen interface. I uploaded a clip from this presentation that describes the direction of technology within our lifetime. I highly suggest watching the entire hour long lecture via OCAD's itunes U podcast page.

August de los Reyes is the Principal Design Director for Microsoft Surface whose team is dedicated to pioneering intuitive ways to interact with technology.
De los Reyes is a member of the Advanced Studies Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he received an MDesS with Distinction in product design through which he explored the relationship of emotion and design intent. An affiliate design faculty member at University of Washington, de los Reyes was a visiting associate at the University of Oxford, and a 2009 juror of the International Design Excellence Awards. He is researching his next book entitled The Poetics of Everyday Objects.

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