18th International Eyes & Ears Awards
Dale Herigstad has been working as a designer for
more than 30 years and has had an eye on the future of the medium of television
in all these years. The multiscreen society that Steven Spielberg built around
Tom Cruise in 'Minority Report' (2002) is based on concepts and designs by Dale
Herigstad. At that time, Dale already combined screens with human gestures and
the surrounding space. He defined the look and feel of "New
Television". WIRED calls him "The Gesture Man". His latest start-up
Seespace (2014) is dedicated to Augmented Television.
Dale founded Interactive Design company
Schematic, which was acquired by WPP in 2007. Dale Herigstad's work has been
awarded 4 Emmy Awards: for the CBS Winter Olympic Games (1994 and 1998), and
for Cablevision iO (2003)
"Dale Herigstad is a thought leader in our industry. His ideas for the future of television have been spread from Hollywood around the world, and he has inspired a lot of new talent in Broadcast Design. As a lecturer he has always tried to support the newcomers. During his professional career, he was successful as a business owner, but remained modest and helpful for all these years. Dale Herigstad will receive the Eyes & Ears Excellence Award this year, for his life's work and inspiration for the design-future of television."