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Design

Watch “(The value of) Dystopian thinking” with Andreas Wegner & Thomas Kueber

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’20, Andreas and Thomas present a practical framework for how to apply dystopian thinking to design artefacts and how to use them to influence final product and service decisions.

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Design Software

Watch “Better together: Guidelines for designing Human-AI Interactions” with Ruth Kikin-Gil

In this talk at Interaction ’20, Ruth Kikin-Gil shows us how to create meaningful Human-AI Interactions that leave users feeling in control, and respect their values, goals, and attention.

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Design

Watch “Catch Up to Agentive Tech” with Christopher Noessel

Christopher Noessel provides both a conceptual grounding and practical advice to unlock agentive tech massive potential […]

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Design

Watch “Democratization, Industrialization and Augmentation” talk with Andreas Markdalen

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’19, Andreas Markdalen speaks about the future of craft and excellence in digital product design […]

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Design

Watch “Designing for AI: Creating Minimum Viable Intelligence” talk with Emily Sappington

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’19, Emily Sappington shares some best practices from designing for AI in both large and small organizations. No matter the company size, a minimum viable product is important to design and not to be the result of unplanned feature cuts. She talks about what Minimum Viable Intelligence is for an AI product, and how designers can deliver a clear UX when solving problems efficiently […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Listen to Ray Kurzweil’s “Will We Recognize the Future?” talk at NPR’s Talk of the Nation

Technology is ever-changing — and changing ever faster. But what happens when the rate of technological change becomes so fast that the fundamental nature of what it means to be human changes, too?

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Watch Christopher Fahey’s “The Human Interface (or:Why Products are People too)” talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

We can no longer ask users to think like machines just to be able to use software. This talk explores diverse areas of non-digital human experience – including language and theater, neurology and sociology – in order to frame and showcase some of the most exciting current and emerging user experience design practices, both on the web and in other media such as video games and the arts. The objective is quite simply to inspire designers to humanize their interfaces […]

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Information Technology Innovation

Watch Tim Berners-Lee’s interview with the Chartered Institute of IT

In an exclusive interview with the Chartered Institute of IT, Sir Tim Berners-Lee spoke about the latest on the semantic web, his view on the advent of artificial life forms on the internet, the biggest barriers to enabling the information society for all, where the mobile web is going and more […]

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Design Innovation

Watch Pranav Mistry’s “The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology” demos at TED

We’ve already seen MIT researcher Pranav Mistry’s SixthSense projector-based augmented-reality system in some cool demos, but he just gave a TED talk and his latest ideas are the wildest yet. At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.

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Watch Ted Selker’s “Context Aware Computing” Seminar on People, Computers, and Design at Stanford University

Humans work to understand and react to each others intentions. The context aware computing group at the MIT Media lab has demonstrated that across most aspects of our life, computers can do this too. The groups demonstrations range from car to office kitchen to and even bed. The goal is to show that human intentions can be recognized considered and responded to appropriately by computer systems. This talk demonstrates that Artificial intelligence can competently Improve human-computer interaction with systems and even each other in a myriad of natural scenarios […]