18th International Eyes & Ears Awards

Dale Herigstad

Eyes & Ears of Europe
Dale Herigstad

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."