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Are you prepared for the "near future" of design?

What is the “near future” of design? It’s the stuff that’s far out enough to be fascinating. But not so far out that you can’t imagine ever working on it.

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Chris Noessel

Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People

Advances in narrow artificial intelligence make possible agentive systems, which do things directly for their users in custom ways users want them done. (A simple example is an automatic pet feeder.) These technologies deliver on the promise of user-centered design more than ever before, but present fresh challenges in understanding their unique promises (say, time savings), pitfalls (say, risk of losing skills), and requirements (say, describing complex goals explicitly). Join Chris Noessel as he discusses this emerging practice, detailed in his forthcoming book Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People, sharing lots of examples that bring it to life.

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Liza Kindred

Wearable tech: It's not what you wear, it's how you wear it

After a few years of frantic deployment of wearables, the hype has cooled and the reality is: most of those devices didn't tap the very real potential of wearable tech. Why do so many wearables suck, and how can we do better? Author and strategist Liza Kindred’s 20-year career in fashion and technology has explored both the challenges and benefits of (literally) weaving tech into our lives. She’ll offer a host of practical examples that illustrate an eye-opening framework of values to guide us in how we make and use new technology, with wearables as the lens.

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Mike Kuniavsky

The UX of Predictive Behavior for the Internet of Things

This talk will lay out the challenges and point to some potential approaches for the user experience design of dynamic, adaptive, predictive devices (such as the Nest Thermostat, the Amazon Echo, the Edyn water monitor, etc.) that use machine learning to create predictive models of people and sensors. The Internet of Things promises that by analyzing data from many IoT devices our experience of the world becomes better and more efficient. 

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Carla Diana

Using Light, Sound and Motion in Your Design Palette

In this talk, product designer Carla Diana will provide a lively overview of the landscape of smart objects that exist today along with an exploration of the potential for new objects to be designed for the near future. She will discuss how holistic design methods using light, sound and motion can be used to build engaging product experiences that fully embrace the rich relationships among people, objects, and information.