James Patten is an interaction designer, inventor and visual artist working at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds. Patten is a TED fellow and the founder and principal of the design and engineering firm Patten Studio, where his clients have included Björk, Barneys New York, General Electric, Steelcase and Autodesk.
TED2015, TEDGlobal 2014, TED2014, TEDActive 2013, TEDActive 2012, TED2011, TEDActive 2010
Areas of Expertise
interaction design, Electrical Engineering, Software Development, Graphic Design
I'm passionate about
finding new ways to adapt computers to serve human needs (rather than vice versa). In particular, the sense of touch is often neglected in modern computer interfaces. I'm trying to help change that.
Talk to me about
interaction design, robotics, tabletop interfaces, financial visualization, interactive museum exhibits, new musical instruments