Dean Johnson, our guest this week, has just come back from CES 2015 in Las Vegas. He tells us all about the Dawn of the DumbWatch, the immersive VR headsets and if all this matters or not
Dean Johnson is SVP of Creative Innovation at Brandwidth.
As an accomplished design leader, writer, presenter and tech pundit, Dean is shaping the future at Brandwidth for Automotive, Publishing, Music, Film, Education and Leisure sectors. Dean is a Fellow and the former VP of The Chartered Society of designers and a mentor for the fashion tech incubator Front Row I/O.
Brandwidth has been responsible for designing and creating some of the world’s most dynamic mobile experiences, from 'The Doors’, ‘Doctor Who Encyclopedia’ and ’Star Wars Scene Maker' apps, to ‘Led Zeppelin: Sound and Fury’, ‘Saving Mr Banks’ and ‘Maleficent’ multitouch books. The wearable sector and VR platforms are the next interactive playgrounds.
Dean was a finalist in the 2014 Shorty Awards, presents the ‘Gadgetarium’ on the Dadsaster podcast, is Inspector Gadget on Nikki Bedi’s BBC London 94.9 show, writes for Computer Arts, iCreate, Apps Magazine and his own blog and wrote the number 1 Multi-Touch book ‘Digital Publishing: The Next Steps’.
CES 2015: Dawn of the DumbWatch — Dean Johnson — ActivRightBrain.com
Wearables: The Whole Package — Dean Johnson — ActivRightBrain.com
Fitness Trackers Only Help Rich People Get Thinner — Olga Khazan — The Atlantic
If Switzerland Is Fucked, Then The iWatch Is, Too — John Biggs — Techcrunch
80% Of All Online Adults Now Own A Smartphone, Less Than 10% Use Wearables — Ingrid Lunden — Techcrunch
The Self-Improvement Society — Canvas8 — Medium.com
Conjuring Images of a Bionic Future — Farhad Manjoo — The New York Times
Zuckerberg's 3 Predictions for What Social Networks Will Look Like in 10 Years — Gregory Ferenstein — VentureBeat
The Future of Wearable Tech — PDSK Trend Report
Disrupting Seamless Narrative — Dean Johnson — TEDx Athens
Traditional Watchmakers Turn to Smartwatches as Montblanc Unveils the e-Strap — Samuel Gibbs — The Guardian
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Geneva
Brian Solis & Marcus Weller, Skully — LeWeb
This episode was recorded on January 15, 2015. Dean and Paul were in London, Ivan was in Warsaw.