March 25, 2014 · 5:30 PM
Networking: 5:30pm to 6pm (VFS)
Event start: 6pm sharp (note that doors will lock after 6pm) to 7:30pm (VFS)
Are User Experience designers ready for the next phase of evolution within their field? How do we operate in an area of design that increasingly has no finite borders or constraints?
Here Kharis will explore the impact of body-distributed computing, and how we must evolve our thinking about just what exactly is User Experience when the separation between physical and digital interfaces evaporate.
Kharis O'Connell is currently the Director of Experience Design at Global Mechanic, an award-winning design studio here in Vancouver, and has over 10 years of international experience in crafting holistic and thoughtful products and services, most recently working at Nokia Design on a multitude of different design projects. Previous works included projects for clients like Samsung, Vodafone and Nike. Outside of design Kharis is also one of the founders of CyborgCamp YVR, an annual event that is dedicated to exploring the impact of technology on humankind, and Regional Ambassador for the forthcoming Wearable Wednesday Vancouver events.
We are going to be charging everyone $5 to attend the event. (we will run it at zero profit).
A big thank you to our location sponsor!
A huge thank you to VFS for hosting us. They have been incredible to work with and we appreciate their support!