Adriaan Beukers
Ole Bouman
Steward Butterfield
Ben Cerveny
Elisabeth Diller
Michael Douglas
Maya Draisin
Brian Eno
David Garcia
Marti Guixe
Adam Hyde
Ivo Janssen
Nathalie Jeremijenko
Lee Eng Lock
Winy Maas
Malcolm McCullough
Irene McWilliam
Sugata Mitra
Andre Oorebeek
Chris Pacione
Garry van Patter
Fiona Raby
Hani Rashid
Rick Robinson
Alexander Rose
Tiffany Shlain
Bruce Sterling
Lisa Strausfeld
John Thackara
Tjebbe van Tijen
Michael Waisvisz
CHRIS PACIONE
How can we weave computation seamlessly into daily life? How can we use technology to enable new and useful experiences for people? And how can the stress and lifestyle causes of many major illnesses be tackled by computers? Chris Pacione's answer to these three, very different questions was to co-found BodyMedia Inc, the "healthy lifestyle" company. It provides wearable health monitors and interactive services via the web which allow people to monitor and measure their degree of wellness – whether the user's aim is to lose weight, reduce blood pressure or minimise stress. "Experience design is a way of thinking through problems, not a new practise," Pacione argues. "It's the mental thread that connects the way each discipline inside an organisation conducts work, solves problems, collaborates, and truly understands." He has over ten years experience in developing interactive solutions for various web-based, e-commerce and mobile computing companies. Before founding BodyMedia, he was co-founder and Chief Design Officer of Sandbox Advanced Development and a McCandless Chair Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's school of design, where he taught courses in human-computer interaction and information design.

Website
www.bodymedia.com


Presentation
Healthcare You Can Wear (with Chris Kasabach)
Doors 6, Lightness, November 2000