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Perceived Sense: Augmenting Design Interactions

Yasaman Sheri, Perceived Sense: Augmenting Design Interactions. Technological advancements in computer vision, AR VR, artificial intelligence and biosensing are increasingly redefining our concept of materials, tools and processes. They accommodate new kinds of sensory intelligence and profound experiences by augmenting our interaction, objects and environments. The way we represent the world affects the way we perceive it which affects the way understand it. Therefore it becomes important to cultivate a curious and critical mind to continue redefining paradigms and design desirable futures. What new forms will we give to represent the world? When we alter our sense of place, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touch, what kinds of objects and environments will we optimize for? What will it be like to design a new sense? Yasaman Sheri works with new technologies to explore possible and becoming futures. Her focus lies around materials, objects, how they are created and the way we interact with them. Yasaman has won numerous design awards and spoken at TED, European Commission, United Nations to name a few. She is faculty at Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design and has lead design programs such as graduate studies program at NASA Ames while working with Autodesk, Google and IDEO. She has been core designer on Windows Holographic for Microsoft Hololens leading design interactions for the main operating system in Redmond, WA.
Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, videogames play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. This seminar series brings together a diverse set of experts to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on these media regarding their history, technologies, scholarly research, industry, artistic value and potential future. As the speakers and title suggest, the series also provides a topical lens for the diverse aspects of our lives.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017. 12:00 PM


McMurtry Art & Art History Building, Oshman Presentation Space, Room 102


Bio-X Program, mediaX


Free and open to the public on space available basis.
Also listed as one-unit course BIOE196