Alastair Somerville is an sensory design consultant. Working with clients, like the BBC, National Trust and Scottish Parliament, he has developed a number of new technologies and techniques for making information more available and comprehensible by people with both physical and cognitive impairments. Using 3D printing, tactile printing systems and Near Field Communication technology, his work is used in museums and schools in the UK and USA. He works with universities on cognition of senses and specialises in tactile design and sensory cognition and comprehension. He has facilitated workshops developing ideas of multimodal and future UX at conferences in the UK and USA. He also works with professionals from different industrial sectors to deliver innovation and design thinking workshops. As well as sensory design and innovation workshops and speeches, he works with clients to deliver customised workshops to enable specific project goals in product development or corporate change. His workshops have been described as: "Engaging and fun...forward thinking...expertly handled." "Changed the way I think."
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Starting out with Sensory Design

Alastair Somerville

In just 60 minutes, Alastair Somerville will provide you with a clear understanding of what Sensory Design is, why it matters in successful product and service development and how you can use simple frameworks to enhance your existing business processes.

Learn about your senses, how you make meaning in a world of physical and digital products, how you can use senses and emotions to both enable and enhance your design processes.

Alastair uses both practical work experience and the latest research to inform an absorbing hour for professionals of all type and from all industries.

No prior knowledge is required.

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support