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

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"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 ahead? The most direct approach relies on time travel: simply bring the desired solution back from the future. In this talk, Frishberg reveals how designers can leverage the superpower of time travel they may not know they have.

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

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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 design process to create products that are not just engaging to use, but actually help people perform the behaviors that lead to better outcomes for health, wealth, and happiness. Learn about best practices from COM-B and self-determination theory of motivation to help you design to change behavior.

Designing for Safety: Key Considerations with Eva PenzeyMoog

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There are no silver bullets when it comes to designing for safety, but knowing and understanding of some of our most
common blind spots as designers helps. This brief talk covers the domestic violence threat model as well as specific
areas of concern, including trouble with shared accounts, Internet-connected harm, location data, and surveillance.
We'll also discuss what designers can learn about authentic consent from the anti-sexual assault space. Finally, the
audience will walk away with a high-level overview of implementing a practice of designing for safety into their
everyday work.

disAbility, diversity and privilege. How to design a world that embraces differences with Nechama Katan

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We will talk about how people with "disAbilities" add value and privilege to the diversity discussion. Supports and services for the disabled focus on what they can't do and what they will probably never do well. This includes the non-neurotypical, learning disAbled as well as those with visual disabilities. Let's explore together a world that sees everyone as having gifts and that helps people focus on those gifts. Sometimes that world requires providing support for many traditionally "normal" things that typical people do without thinking. The presentation will be interactive and hands on, so bring a project that you are working on and be prepared to think about Ability differently.