Andrew Spooner is a Creative Technologist and User Experience Evangelist working at Microsoft in the UK. He spends his time playing with the latest hardware and software looking beyond the technical specification to see how technology can be used in surprising yet useful scenarios.
He has over 15 years of web development experience, recent work at Microsoft has been around applications for Windows 8 and Windows Phone and explorations into Natural User Interfaces. He runs workshops for visual and UX designers on emerging Microsoft technologies.
He is the producer of a series of design films titled 'Conversations' which can be watched on his blog.
In his spare time he is a musician, photographer and painter. His favourite technology is the human.
What made the first beep and why did the first beep, beep?
A journey into sound. Listen to the history of audio feedback and how sound can provide us with much more than an alarm or an alert and discover how you can build an emotional bond with users through the use of great audio.
Featuring examples of the good, the bad and the ugly, detouring into an experiment which proves that sound travels faster than light (forget what you were taught at school, it does) and finishing with the ingredients for great audio feedback.
Bring your ears.