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Alan Outten

Alan Outten

Dr. Alan Outten is rarely happier than when he is playing with technology in new and creative ways. He is an award-winning interaction designer and technologist whose work has ranged from space research for ESA to recording the imperceptible sounds of human muscle; from crafting designs for some of the world’s largest organisations to running nanotechnology workshops for small children. He has degrees in Cybernetics (BSc, University of Reading), Interaction Design (MA, Royal College of Art) and Biomedical and Neural Systems Engineering (PhD, Imperial College). As an interaction design consultant, he has helped produce exhibitions for Sony and Nokia as well as having his own personal projects exhibited world-wide including the ‘Design and Elastic Mind’ show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has also designed and built over thirty web sites for Channel 4 TV (UK) - gaining awards including an Interactive BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). As well as working on the Inventing Europe project, he is currently a consultant for the UK government’s Trade and Investment department, working with their e-marketing team and is also designing Android /Apple apps for The Independent /Evening Standard group of newspapers.

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