Rob Tannen, IDSA | Bresslergroup
Human Interaction Section Vice Chair: 2010-2011
"Creating effective physical-to-digital interactions is a unique challenge. With the great human diversity in physical capabilities due to age, gender, physical condition and motivation, there is rarely a "one size fits all" solution. A human-centered approach involving the collaboration of interface & industrial designers with experts in human factors & ergonomics is necessary. Ultimately, with the continued spread of physical interaction technologies and metaphors, it is essential for designers to not only 'know thy user,' but to know their users' bodies"
Excerpted from Creating Virtual Interfaces for Physical People.