2022 Speaker Series

Design in Flux: Facing the Future

Technology shapes the world we live in, and one thing we know is that it changes constantly. With so many new developments in different directions, it becomes harder and harder to keep up. Big data, NFTs, cryptocurrencies, multicore, AI, robotics, and generative design are potential factors to shape the world we live in, our clients engage with, and for us to design. Where will the paths of desire lead? So many new possibilities are arising!

We live in a time of great cultural shifts as well. The last year has taught us many lessons about being human. Communities and inclusion have never been more important. We’ve connected with each other in ways we never anticipated during times of both crisis and celebration. To create experiences that help us be more human, more empathetic, honest, and engaged is an integral part of our UX mission. Reconciling the need to be more human while using more technology is the ultimate challenge.

Looking ahead to 2022, we plan to explore the full range of opportunities through a look at advances in all facets of emerging technology. It’s only by exploring the unexpected that we begin to anticipate and embrace change. Join CHIFOO as we bravely face the future and expand our virtual horizons.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil – with David Dylan Thomas

Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil – with David Dylan Thomas

January 5, 20226:30 pm - 8:00 pm 2022 Speaker Series

Users' minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually they’re harmless. Even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? In this talk I’ll use real-world examples to identify some particularly harmful biases that frequently lead users to make bad decisions. ...

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Artifacts From the Future: The Impact of Time Travel on Design – with Leo Frishberg

Artifacts From the Future: The Impact of Time Travel on Design – with Leo Frishberg

February 2, 20226:30 pm - 8:00 pm 2022 Speaker Series

"To predict the future, invent it." So goes the quote from Alan Kay in 1971 and Dennis Gabor before him. But inventing the future is fraught: it’s risky, expensive and time consuming. With the future arriving faster than we can create it, how can an innovator stay ahe...

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Design to Change Behavior: Using Psychological Frameworks to Drive Outcomes – with Amy Bucher

Design to Change Behavior: Using Psychological Frameworks to Drive Outcomes – with Amy Bucher

March 2, 20226:30 pm - 8:00 pm 2022 Speaker Series

Digital technology can support people in making all kinds of positive behavior changes, but in order to do that, it has to be compelling and address the reasons why people struggle to achieve their goals. Behavior science offers several frameworks that can layer onto a ...

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Navigating Digital-Social Transformation: How to Script the Unscriptable – with Thor Madsen

Navigating Digital-Social Transformation: How to Script the Unscriptable – with Thor Madsen

June 1, 20226:30 pm - 8:00 pm 2022 Speaker Series

“While the science of explanation can give us a roadmap, the art of the story is with us on the journey.” How does a rapidly changing world change us? In what ways might we navigate and design our future in it? In this collaborative session, we will explore the s...

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