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Using technology to design across the senses

Using technology to design across the senses

The O'Reilly Radar Podcast: Designing a framework to shape how humans experience technology in the physical world.In this week's episode of the Radar Podcast, O'Reilly's Mac Slocum chats with Christine Park, senior product designer at Basis, and John Alderman, director of Supereverywhere. They talk about multi-modal design, which is an approach to design that takes into consideration the physical senses and the role they play in the user experience, and they also chat about how multi-modal design applies to the Web.Here are a few highlights:

Christine: A lot of the focus on human factors in design that influences technology is really based on human factors that were developed for industrial design, how we use physical objects in environments. We're entering a new stage in design where we have to think about how we actually use physical information. Multi-modal design is asking the questions, "How do we experience information in our environment? What does it take? What are the limitati