Ben Jarrett

I have two main areas of professional expertise and passion that seem to intertwine – high-end audio and experience/interaction design. I am most interested in creating deep value design that brings people into conscious process and state of sustained delight and immersion.  This approach requires holistic design that seeks to understand stakeholders unspoken needs as well as underlying environmental and ergonomic issues.  I also strongly believe in creating systems and products that are magically positioned in a physical reality, rather than mere digital immersion.

Whilst conversant with many of the design methodologies associated with industrial and UX, I am consistently finding new and innovative ways to test and illuminate original approaches and objects when standard practices seem to lead back to an overly familiar space.

I have a strong grasp of software manipulation and am experienced with the Adobe suite, Solidworks and other design programs.  I also have good experience with audio software such as LEAP, CLIO and CARA and the specific knowledge of why I am using each program.  A nascent interest in coding has lead me to spend as yet fruitless hours with MaxMSP, Unity 3D, Wiring, Processing and Quartz Composer.

Lastly, I have been involved with high-end audio equipment for many years and have built numerous amplifiers and loudspeakers as a hobby that spiraled into an expensive obsession.  As a business and passion it combines many differing facets that continues to fascinate me.


Ben Jarrett

12 September 2012

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