For as much AI acts like it's totally new, it isn't. What's more, its history shaped interaction design as we know it. In this talk, Molly Steenson will introduce important collaborations in the history of AI and how it laid the groundwork for today's contemporary digital landscape.
Molly Wright Steenson is a designer, author, professor, international speaker, and co-chair of the IxDA Awards. She is the author of Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscape (MIT Press, 2017), which tells the radical history of AI’s impact on design and architecture and how it poured the foundation for contemporary digital design. A web pioneer since 1994, she’s worked at groundbreaking design studios, consultancies, and Fortune 500 companies for 23 years. Dr. Steenson is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design and holds a PhD in architecture from Princeton University and a master’s in architectural history from Yale.