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Alastair Somerville

Sensory Design Consultant, Acuity Design

Alastair outdoors on a beautiful sunny day with a tranquil landscape in the background.

About Alastair Somerville

Alastair Somerville is a sensory design consultant. He provides expert advice on cognition and person-centered design to companies and public organisations who provide both physical and digital products or services.

He facilitates workshops on sensory and emotional design for major conferences and corporations, including SouthBy Southwest (SxSW) and Google.

He is currently involved in wayfinding projects in historic buildings and virtual reality.

Designing for human perception: senses and emotions in UX

Senses and emotions anticipate and frame all our experiences. Learning to recognise and respect those perceptions is the foundation for better human-centered design.

This is an interactive workshop using activities to understand issues of senses, perception and emotions. The core themes are:

  • Understanding Senses: learning a framework for human-centered design for the many human ways of sensing
  • Designing for Perception: how to practically design and test for differing individual perceptions and perspectives
  • Valuing Emotions: how to design notifications and user experiences that respect and work with human emotions

Alastair will deliver this workshop on day three, June 30th

Day three focused on growing. Scale product design with design systems.