Designing Conversations: Rise of the Bots

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Join us for a UX and development workshop on conversation design and AI.

Learn how applying design thinking to conversations can help create better, more trustworthy experiences and how creating chat bots (robots you interact with via messaging) allows us to experiment with artificial intelligence and automation. By applying principles from human-centered design and Lean UX to conversation design, we can create rich and effective interactions that can actually help make our lives easier. During this three hour session, you'll get started designing conversations by working in teams to make make your own chat bots.

You will:

• Learn about conversation design and why it's important

• Use design thinking principles to help you navigate conversation design

• Learn how to apply machine learning, AI, and automation

• Discover the many ways chat bots can be used and build a Slack chat bot of your own (using BotKit)

This workshop is recommended for designers, developers, and anyone curious about how to get started designing conversations. Please bring your laptop for this event.

Pizza and drinks will be served!

Location: Huge is located at 6100 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor. The building is on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax, near LACMA and across from the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Parking: There is no parking at 6100 Wilshire. There is plenty of street parking in the area and several lots you can park at for a fee, including the Petersen Automotive Museum garage, entrance on Fairfax across the street from our building.

About the speakers

Austin Beer, Interaction Designer (

Matt Ryan, Senior Web Engineer (

David Sicher, Web Engineer (