The son of a plumber and a psychologist, Saffer feels the interaction design he does is a little bit of both. Since 1995, he’s designed everything from websites to consumer electronics to robots. He feels that design isn’t only about problem solving, but about creating a better, more humane, future. At Smart Design, Saffer is one of the directors of the interaction design practice, leading and advising teams to create new interaction paradigms across a wide range of products, spanning both digital and physical. Dan’s insightful, thoughtful approach to design has been captured in the three books he’s written--Designing for Interaction, Designing Gestural Interfaces, and Designing Devices--which are required reading for any student of interaction design. Dan is at work on his latest book, titled Microinteractions, which will be published in spring 2013.
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