2023 Schedule

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Monday, Sep 18
2:30pm — 3:00pm
Designer Track Venue: Greenspoon Marder
220 attending

Adapting to the Future: human-centric design with AI

How could generative AI be more human-centric? In this talk, we will embark on a journey into Generative AI and its potential to empower designers to push the boundaries of creativity and experiment with ideas. By looking through projects and experiments we have done with AI, we will dig into what we can do to create a more empathetic design solution with AI being part of our workflow.

While the potential of Generative AI is immense, it is also crucial for designers to navigate the technology effectively and ethically. We will address the importance of developing a deeper understanding of AI capabilities, limitations, and ethical considerations.

Meet your speaker - Ziyuan ‘Zoey’ Zhu

Zoey is a creative technologist currently based in San Francisco. She is a software designer at IDEO, a global design consulting company focusing on human-centric design. Working at the intersection of design, emerging technology, and sustainability, she designs physical and digital interactions with generative AI, data visualization, and XR. She was invited to give speeches and conduct workshops at the International Design Conference(IDC), SF Design Week, Design Nation, MIT Museum, Design Museum Week, Pratt, Bandung Biennale, etc. She is also an affiliated researcher at MIT Environmental Solution Initiative, creating immersive art and creative experiments with multi-media toolkits and emerging technologies. 

Find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoey-zhu/