November 9, 2017 12pm - 1:30pm
In this workshop, you'll explore the relationship of technology, design, and society. Develop ideas and perspectives on the role design should take in an environment of increasingly powerful technology.
Whether it’s machine learning, artificial intelligence, or cognitive computing, machines are becoming increasingly capable of doing certain tasks faster and more reliably than humans. The field of software design is particularly affected by this development, with new tools and bots being released almost daily.
While this may empower designers to deliver better results, it also begs the question of what’s left when computers take over or augment large parts of design? To discuss this and other related questions, we're hosting the workshop “Design & AI: Defining Design's place in the midst of intelligent machines.”
First, we will explore the relationship of technology, design, and society. To do that we will look at trends shaping the space of AI, and discuss emerging technologies.
Then, we will dive into defining the role of design. What about design is truly human, what are things that human designers do better than machines? Which contributions can only be made by humans?
Based on that, we will develop ideas and perspectives on the role design should take in an environment of increasingly powerful technology. Attendees will leave the event with a personal point of view on design's place in the midst of intelligent machines.
Facilitator: Jannis Hegenwald and Adam Zeiner
Jannis is a design strategist at Atlassian in Austin, TX, where he works on problems at the intersection of business, design, and technology innovation.
He is interested in all things behavior, strategy, and design. When he is not working you can usually find him cycling, taking photos, or reading at a coffee shop.
Adam Zeiner is an interaction designer focused on systems, services, and experiences. Adam believes that Design is not just about artifacts, it's about Systems Thinking. That Design is not chaos with coincidental harmony, it's harmoniously weaving disorder into flexible frameworks. The majority of his time is focused on design systems, design ops, practicing experience (interaction) and service design and looking for points of confluence, applying service design thinking and methodologies to software design, championing systems thinking & modularity, along with organizing and facilitating design thinking workshops and sprints.
Parking and transit: There is parking in the building (Colorado Tower) and attendees' parking passes will be validated.
303 Colorado St #1600
Austin, TX 78701