Workshop: Avoiding gender bias in voice assistant design DAY 2

UNESCO’s 2019 report, entitled “I’d Blush If I Could,” claims that voice assistants propagate harmful gender biases, such as reinforcing that women should be in subservient roles, while media coverage and research continue to argue that tech companies need to do better. As a reflection of the brand, the agent’s personality is a critical component

Design Thinking for Future Lifestyle

World Innovation Lab is excited to present a virtual icebreaking exercise, panel discussion, and Q&A session aimed to educate attendees on the ways that forward-looking design thinking is innovating the corporate landscape. The event will be led by design and corporate innovation experts from Stanford University, World Innovation Lab, and Prism Innovation Lab. The event

Strategic Foresight: examining the past + present to explore what’s next

Being prepared for the future is more important than ever before. How does using strategic foresight impact the value fo design? By identifying emerging trends, we can map insights to possible future scenarios and support decision-making in the present. Our team will discuss how to incorporate futures thinking into business, so you can enable yourself

Designing for research vs. production

The challenge many product teams face is losing focus of their users. When we’re working against deadlines it’s easy to get lost in the details of roadmaps and timelines, prioritizing these over research and data collection. However, forgetting what matters most, the people you’re building for, could mean you build a solution that your user

Design the Best Accessible Signs

Attention architects, sign makers, graphic designers. Do you struggle with accessible signage? Are you familiar with the codes, but unclear on the reasons behind them? Do you think accessible signage has to be ugly to be compliant? LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting a training session that will explore the 2010 ADA

LinkedIn’s Approach to Responsible Design

Trust and Accessibility is a high priority for LinkedIn. We’ll cover why responsible design is critical, LinkedIn’s journey, and how we’ve gone beyond the talk with actionable steps. We’ll open the event with a talk, then move into an activity where we ask the audience to engage, and end with a light Q&A. Event Speakers:

Pleasure, sex, and safe-abortion: Designing around taboo topics

Wake up with YLabs! Grab your morning beverage of choice and prepare to get your creative juices flowing. In this virtual show-and-tell, you’ll hear from YLabs designers as they share stories and insights from our projects around the world. We’ve worked with young people, religious leaders, and government stakeholders to understand, explore, and design for

DocuSign x SFDW

Event Schdedule 10:00am – 10:05am Introduction Lightning Talks // IDENTITY VERIFICATION AND RESEARCH // 10:05am – 10:20am “Keeping Your Users Engaged While They Wait” Identity Verification will be a $12.8 billion market by 2024, and DocuSign happens to be one of the design teams dedicated to a fast-growing IDV product. This is a story about

Urban Acupuncture: The Philosophy Behind Ciel Creative Space

Join the founders of Ciel Creative Space in a discussion about Urban Acupuncture. In a conversation led by Mike Janiak, co-founder of Pattern, a web design agency within Ciel, this discussion will look at how we, as creative leaders, are seeking to adapt and release tension under the concept of Urban Acupuncture given the unfolding

Workshop: Avoiding gender bias in voice assistant design DAY 1

UNESCO’s 2019 report, entitled “I’d Blush If I Could,” claims that voice assistants propagate harmful gender biases, such as reinforcing that women should be in subservient roles, while media coverage and research continue to argue that tech companies need to do better. As a reflection of the brand, the agent’s personality is a critical component