AI has become a part of our everyday lives and impacts nearly everything we do - how we get our news, how we get from point a to point b, or how we cure diseases. What special challenges does AI present to UX designers and researchers? What specific and unique role do we play? And are we falling down on the job?
Crystal Rutland of Particle Design will talk about how the UX community has a responsibility to step up to the plate and answer the challenge being presented to us by AI engineers. Right now, the engineers and scientists are leading the way. As designers, we have a moral obligation to start catching up quickly.
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• Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
• Time: Informal networking from 6:30 - 7:00pm, then the presentation begins promptly at 7:00pm
• Location: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), 511 NW Broadway, Portland. Parking is available in the west-side faculty lot after 6:30pm.
• Refreshments: Light dinner and drinks generously provided by Filter.
• Cost: $5. Members -- free. (2018 membership costs $20 and covers the six bi-monthly meetings held in alternating months January - November.) Event and membership fees will be collected at the door, cash only please.
About the speaker:
Crystal Rutland is the CEO and founder of Particle Design, a user-experience design agency that creates future-facing experiences for companies across the globe. Crystal has worked with leaders at the intersection of technology, business, and smart design for over 15 years, working with clients such as Intel, Samsung, Jaguar Land Rover, Dreamworks and Virgin Hyperloop One. She centers her vision and work on the power of empathy, and its ability to allow brands to connect meaningfully with people.
About this organization:
The PDX Design Research Group is a multidisciplinary networking group focused on the role of research in the design of products, services and systems in business, government and non-profits. We welcome perspectives from all disciplines, including human-computer interaction, design, market research, and the social sciences, and others. Meetings are held every other month in downtown Portland, and include speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and other events, with opportunities to network and discuss relevant topics with fellow research professionals.
We look forward to seeing you!
- Your PDX Design Research Group co-organizers: Sherri Koester, Mike Kippenhan, and Elise Lind