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Smart Stuff: Alternative Interfaces, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented Interactions
This year we explore the opportunities and challenges alternative interfaces, artificial intelligence, and augmented interactions bring to our futures.
General AI: Where Machine, Humanity, and Society IntersectConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Mounir Shita, January 2019
In this presentation Shita will share his research in AGI and its global impact. He will layout one potential future scenario and a roadmap to get there as well the ethical and moral guidelines that will face designers his team is engaging with this year.
AI-driven Images in Radiation TherapyConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
David J Gilmore, February 2019
New products for treating cancer with radiation therapy can provide therapists with high quality MR images in real-time, which can enable them to detect patient and tumor movements. This, in turn, creates the potential for much more precise and effective treatments for cancer.
Designing the Internet of EverybodyConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Ali Colleen Neff, March 2019
This talk revisits the question of, to recall the work of fellow digital anthropologist Genevieve Bell, the “mess and mythology” embedded in smart technologies, and asks how we can harness the power of humanity’s global imagination to offer not only access to, but authorship of, the internet of things to everybody.
Smart Cities: Design Thinking and New Technologies that Seek to Address the Wicked Problems of Everyday LifeConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Ann Marcus, April 2019
As citizens and design thinkers what role do/should we play in how the latest smart cities technologies--sensors, cameras, platforms, aggregation and analytics algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence--transform how we live, work, play, learn, love, see, move, engage and understand our world--and how it understands us? I'll tell you what I know and then let's discuss!
Researching Smart + Spatial ComputingConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Hannah Scurfield, May 2019
Learn about experimenting with UX design research techniques and how people interact with augmented and mixed reality.
Two Years LaterConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Bruce Elgort, June 2019
Two years into this adventure of augmenting our household and my work life I have an amazing story to share with you.
A Designer’s Work is Never DoneConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Emily Bowman, July 2019
Let’s explore how user experience designers can enhance vehicle development by bringing human-centered methods to the complex process of designing the mobility solutions of tomorrow.
Game Night | Member AppreciationGuardian Games 345 SE Taylor St., Portland, OR
Join us for the Game Night at the Guradian Games for an evening of food, fun, table top and group gaming, while enjoying adult beverages.
Empathy, Design and the Future of AIConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Crystal Rutland, September 2019
Ms. Rutland will speak on the power of empathy in the process of innovation as well as what we can learn from history about how to profoundly alter the way we approach AI as a design industry.
Humans FTWConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Rebecca Priebe, October 2019
Using empathetic design approaches we can create a world of intelligent environments that give us human-centric, adaptable information and control – making each and every individual’s life more enjoyable and productive no matter what we choose to do with our time – work, play, live.
AI meets PC: Building the Next Wave of Personal ComputingConnective DX 2030 NW Pettygrove, Portland, OR
Melissa Gregg, November 2019
The PC industry is poised between legacy and emergent business opportunities: the established market for desktops and laptops and the new computing experiences enabled by connected, sensor-based voice and vision technologies.