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.
It's not science fiction: Human-computer interaction in 2016
As technologists we are pretty bad at coming up with new ideas. Instead we often look to literature and films for inspiration and the computer industry has spent decades trying to bring some of these things to life.
In this interactive session, Andrew and Pete will break down some seemingly impossible scenarios from popular films and show how science fiction has become science fact, and that you can easily build aspects these interactions into your products today using cheap available hardware.
Expect code demos and audience interaction. Bring your own jetpack. Hover board not included.