Dale is a thought leader on the future of media consumption in an interactive and “many-screen” world of increasingly rich media interfaces.
With an extensive background in Broadcast Design and branding, he was creative director of on-air design and branding for the three CBS Sports Winter Olympics broadcasts in the 1990s. Having his roots in the rich media approach to design in TV and film, he has pioneered a unique spatial approach to designing navigation systems for Interactive TV and connected screens. The work begins to blur the line between television, games and web, a concept he calls "New Television."
Dale was a part of the research team that developed the visionary gestural interfaces that first appeared in the film Minority Report, and is now leading development work in the rapidly emerging world of gestural navigation for screens at a distance. Screens have always defined unique spaces, and, particularly with advancements in stereo 3D projection and advanced AR, information can occupy these spaces. Spatial context is becoming increasingly important in design that is no longer flat: space and place are the new frontiers of design.
Dale has an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, where in 1981 he taught the first course in Motion Graphics offered to designers in the United States. He served on the founding advisory board of the digital content direction at the American Film Institute, and was an active participant in the development of advanced prototypes for Enhanced TV at AFI for many years. Dale received one of the first ITVT Interactive TV Leadership Awards and has won four Emmy awards.
Industry Expertise (5)
Areas of Expertise (8)
CBS Winter Olympic Games, Design and Technical Achievement (professional)
Won 3 awards for outstanding design at the games
ITVT Award for Leadership in Interactive Television (professional)
Awarded for Leadership in Television
California Institute of the Arts: MFA, Design 1979
Oregon State University : B.S., Art and Design 1973
Judson College: AAS, Liberal Arts and Sciences 1971
- SeeSpace : Co Founder
Media Appearances (5)
InAIR Brings Augmented Reality-Like Experience to TV, and You're the Remote Control
Digital Trends online
f any of this conjures up images of Minority Report, it’s not a coincidence. One of SeeSpace’s co-founders, Dale Herigstad, was involved in developing some of the visual concepts seen in the film. The device is initially being made available directly from SeeSpace for $150, with Amazon Marketplace to follow shortly “within the next two weeks.”...
Majority Report: Seespace and User Interface Pioneer Dale Herigstad Bring Augmented Television to the Masses
InteractiveTV Today online
The programmers and MVPDs may control the X and Y axes of shows on our LCD displays – but who owns the Z axis? The Z Space? Who owns the real estate in front of the TV? That was the question bothering user interface pioneer and 4 time Emmy® Award winner Dale Herigstad. Herigstad’s buzzed-about new company – SeeSpace – just raised more than $100K on Kickstarter for their first product, InAiR...
Interview: Co-Founder, Dale Herigstad, on SeeSpace's New "Augmented Television" Device, InAir
InteractiveTV Today online
At CES earlier this month, SeeSpace, a start-up co-founded by multiple-Emmy-winning interactive media designer, Dale Herigstad, unveiled an ACR-enabled "augmented television" device dubbed InAiR, that analyzes the programming the viewer is watching, and overlays related content...
SeeSpace comes up with a ‘Minority Report’-style 3D interface for ‘augmented TV’ watching
SeeSpace and InAir came from conversations between Nam Do, the founder of brainwave control firm Emotiv, and Dale Herigstad, a four-time Emmy winner and TV interaction designer...
I am the Interface
The Verge online
For better or worse, we’re still under the spell of Tom Cruise in Minority Report, who effortlessly moved through time and space solving crime using only his hands. Nearly every interface company I spoke with at CES mentioned the film — its iconic interface inspiring everything from car dashboards to operating systems you control with your fingers sprawled out longingly in midair. But hoping for Minority Report interfaces is a bit of a fantasy, says Dale Herigstad, whom Steven Spielberg hired to help design the film’s futuristic interfaces...