New York University Tandon School of Engineering
Reginé Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and author with over ten years working in technology. She is a Professor at New York University and has been a consultant for large and small brands. Reginé is the author of Inclusive Design for a Digital World, Designing with Accessibility in Mind, published by Apress. She believes in making the world a more inclusive and accessible place.
Her areas of research focus are digital accessibility, inclusive design and immersive experiences.
Besides being a recognized international speaker, she is the host of Design Matters Lagos.
Human Spatial Computing and the road to Inclusion
Our relationship with technology has advanced significantly, from using large mainframe computers to wearing small, portable devices that enhance our daily lives. Today, the focus is on Human Spatial Computing, which involves interacting with technology using our entire body instead of just keyboards and mice. This shift has led to the development of immersive technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), which require designing experiences that cater to human needs rather than just machines.
Human Spatial Computing is a field that has the potential to transform many areas, from healthcare to remote work. However, it’s crucial to prioritize inclusivity and accessibility while developing these technologies. This talk will emphasize the significance of creating groundbreaking solutions that cater to the needs of this new era by highlighting examples of current tools and ongoing research in spatial computing.