Dean Johnson

We are the Human Machine Interface

Moving beyond the screen. Bringing user interaction to new worlds

Dean Johnson does more than propose creative solutions for future interaction – he lives them. From his debut software company over 30 years ago, via the first iPad and Apple Watch apps, gestural control, 3D holographic projection, turning an entire TEDx audience into a human screen, spending 48 hours in Virtual Reality to his XR Immersion Suit. This has always been about pushing boundaries: Physical, technological and creative.
What’s next for design and technology? Where should you focus and why? How do we entertain and inform audiences in these new digital frontiers?


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Dean Johnson


As an accomplished design leader, writer, presenter, BBC tech pundit and Head of Innovation at Brandwidth, Dean Johnson is shaping the connected future for Film, TV, Automotive, Publishing, Music, Education and Leisure sectors with the emphasis on user experience and engagement. Dean is a Fellow and former VP of the Chartered Society of Designers and a Mentor for the British Fashion Council and Startup Sesame. Continuing to push boundaries in design and technology, in April 2017 Dean spent 48 hours in virtual reality, tackling 30 different immersive experiences including go-karting, a wing walk and receiving a real-world tattoo – all whilst in VR! Dean is a top VR, IoT, CES, Industry 4.0 and Automotive Design Influencer and writes for numerous publications, his own blog ( ) and is the author of international #1 interactive iBook ‘Digital Publishing: The Next Steps’ Recent conference appearances have included: DigitalK Bulgaria, BDL Accelerate, IAB MIXX, Develop:VR, FutureFest, IBC Rising Stars, Capitol Hill VR, AWE Santa Clara, FashTech Summit, Smart IoT London, TEDx Athens, The Wearable Technology Show, Silicon Beach, Bitspiration, Mobile Show Middle East, DBW New York, CONTEC Frankfurt and lecturing at the Strelka Institute Moscow.