18th International Eyes & Ears Awards

Dale Herigstad

Eyes & Ears of Europe
Dale Herigstad

Dale Herigstad has been working as a designer formore than 30 years and has had an eye on the future of the medium of televisionin all these years. The multiscreen society that Steven Spielberg built aroundTom Cruise in 'Minority Report' (2002) is based on concepts and designs by DaleHerigstad. At that time, Dale already combined screens with human gestures andthe surrounding space. He defined the look and feel of "NewTelevision". WIRED calls him "The Gesture Man". His latest start-upSeespace (2014) is dedicated to Augmented Television.

Dale founded Interactive Design companySchematic, which was acquired by WPP in 2007. Dale Herigstad's work has beenawarded 4 Emmy Awards: for the CBS Winter Olympic Games (1994 and 1998), andfor Cablevision iO (2003)

"Dale Herigstad is a thought leader in ourindustry. His ideas for the future of television have been spread fromHollywood around the world, and he has inspired a lot of new talent inBroadcast Design. As a lecturer he has always tried to support the newcomers.During his professional career, he was successful as a business owner, but remainedmodest and helpful for all these years. Dale Herigstad will receive the Eyes& Ears Excellence Award this year, for his life's work and inspiration forthe design-future of television."