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Thursday, May 5 • 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Patten Studio

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We're moving toward a world where the objects and spaces around us are imbued with a level of interactivity far richer than the phones and laptops that we spend so much time with today. As this transition takes place, it will no longer be meaningful to distinguish between the “interface” to an object or space and the object or space itself. As we shift away from traditional display screens, we need a new set of design principles to ensure that the interactivity we bring into the physical world enhances our daily experience rather than detracting from it, and that it connects us to each other rather than isolating us. Our designs should empower people to be the authors of their own experiences.

James Patten will present a series of design principles and related projects, drawn from Patten Studio’s interactive activations and internal R&D work, that highlight the studio’s vision for our future relationship to technology.


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James Patten

Director, Patten Studio
James Patten is an interaction designer, inventor and visual artist working at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds. Patten is a TED Fellow and the founder and principal of the design firm Patten Studio, where he creates ground breaking interactive experiences for... Read More →

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Patten Studio

Patten Studio merges award-winning art + design talent with in-depth technical knowledge to create magical, interactive experiences.

Thursday May 5, 2016 2:30pm - 2:45pm EDT