Our fast-paced urban lifestyles increasingly result in settling for ‘good enough’ when expectations should be at an all-time high for digital and physical experiences. iBeacons, gestural controls, audio watermarking, augmented reality, facial recognition and the largest market for 2014 and beyond… wearable technology. Dean Johnson in his career specifically focuses on translating the latest technological innovations into inspiration for the top world companies and products and finally urban lifestyle for the final users.
At Strelka he explains how the Internet of Things relies on continuity of experience through robust digital fabric, leading to memorable moments of emotional punctuation – or gameplay, fun and loyalty. Also he will clarify how wearable technology offers incredible opportunities for designers, brands and users alike, and how tech can be smart, both in appearance and feature set.
As an accomplished design leader, writer, presenter, tech pundit and Vice President at Brandwidth Innovation Lab, Dean is shaping the future for clients such as Lexus, Disney, BBC, Warner Music, Apple and Smithsonian Enterprises. Dean is a Fellow and the former VP of The Chartered Society of designers and has held lead design roles at large and small agencies, Virgin Media and Fijit, his own creative agency. Educated at the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, he writes for Computer Arts, iCreate, Apps Magazine and his own blog www.activrightbrain.com and wrote the number 1 interactive iBook ‘Digital Publishing: The Next Steps’.