One of the main developers of “multi-touch sensing” for computer displays, National Design Award winner Jeff Han’s interactive technologies have changed the way we think about computers and their place in the modern world. Following his blockbuster TED talk in 2006, which introduced computer displays controlled by the touch of fingertips, Han founded Perceptive Pixel. The company provided the interactive election maps used by CNN and others in 2008.  Since 2012,  when Perceptive Pixel was acquired by Microsoft, Han has served as the General Manager of Surface Hub, the latest generation of interactive displays targeting enterprise scenarios.

Han will be in conversation with Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a pioneering scientist of human-computer interaction.

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Game Changers is a program of conversations with influential and innovative practitioners, thinkers, and industry leaders across design disciplines. The series launched in April 2015 with a conversation between Cooper Hewitt Senior Curator of Contemporary Design Ellen Lupton and Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO, a world-renowned innovation and design firm.

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