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Designing for the Future: Natural User Interface

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Huge Brooklyn

45 Main St Suite 220 · Brooklyn, NY

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A/C to High St or F to York St.

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Designers and developers are constantly inventing intuitive touch-screen gestures on applications that seamlessly blend the virtual world with the physical world in ways point and click interfaces can’t fathom. Yet they’re still hindered by the physical parameters of any given device. Natural User Interfaces go beyond the device or browser, using the natural world as its platform.

Join Andrew Zolty (, Asa Alger ( and Ken Lonyai ( as they show off some of their work with Natural User Interfaces, followed by a discussion moderated by Huge’s Michal Pasternak ( on how best to design for NUI.

About the Speakers:

Andrew Zolty
Co-founder and Creative Director, BREAKFAST (

Zolty is the Co-founder and Creative Director of the tiny magical shop called BREAKFAST over in Brooklyn. He leads the company in developing bespoke real-world products and installations for a variety of clients.

His most recognized works include Points ( - the most advanced signage on Earth, Instaprint ( - the location based photo booth for Instagram, The Electromagnet-Dot-Screen (, Conan O'Brien's Foursquaring Blimp (, and Yes, I am Precious ( - the bike which could share it's thoughts and feelings to benefit LIVESTRONG.

Prior to BREAKFAST, Zolty was at Poke London where he helped to create a hologram concert tour for Orange, as well as BakerTweet - the bakery-proof box that tweets when fresh delights have just popped out of the oven.

Asa Alger
Interactive Technologist

Asa is a freelance Interactive Technologist living and working in NYC. He specializes in creating interactive installations and immersive experiences for a variety of clients. He has created custom flight simulators, self driving zen garden robots, interactive toy machines, and plenty more in between. He has a passion for tinkering and when not working for a client he can usually be found inventing something at home or on his bicycle riding around Brooklyn.

Ken Lonyai
Co-founder and Digital Innovation Strategist, ScreenPlay InterActive (

Ken is a 15+ year veteran of user centered interactive project development including some of the industry's most unique experiential systems. His skills span the on-line world and nearly every realm of human/computer interface used by brands and retailers - mobile, interactive kiosks, experiential displays, etc., earning him a 2012 User Experience Award. Now focusing heavily on NUI (natural user interface), he's a leading NUI evangelist, having co-founded, the NUI Central - NY Meetup, through his work developing NUI projects, as a consultant to brands and agencies, and as a co-developer of the forthcoming HUM•Ex project.