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

The Future of Public Space: Neighborhoods as a Multiverse

The current state of affairs have significantly altered our understanding of civic engagement, work, mobility, and the essential use of shared space. What can we learn from the ways in which folks are now sharing public and private spaces? What are the possible outcomes for our neighborhoods- in particular, how can community resilience and equity

Overcoming new challenges with flexible design

At Honor, our job as designers is to transform complex systems into straightforward and seamless user experiences for several audiences, from designing for caregivers and families receiving care, to building tools for our internal teammates. In addition to a highly collaborative work style, we’ve found that a philosophy of embracing the chaos and putting flexibility

Signalling Change

Adam Weiss, Founder and Creative Director of Landscape, hosts a conversation with business leaders leveraging design to support fundamental change in foundational industries. Joined by Dr. Michael Fratkin (redefining palliative care), Dhash Shrivathsa (software & biology), Nick Pinkston (future of manufacturing), and Matt Schwartz (fresh food supply chain), and others. How does design literacy vary

Can Design Save Cannabis?

Three years have passed since cannabis became legal for adult-use in California. The resulting green rush has been anything but easy. The murky industry is crowded with products that have been rushed to market, unoriginal packaging, and a ton of ambiguity on what-does-what. Can design help brands rise above the smoke? The bulk of the

Transforming a Japanese icon into an American tradition

During this event, get a glimpse of the process that led to designing this new-to-world beverage brand from the branding design agency and the brand leaders themselves. We’ll share visuals that illustrate the evolution of the design leading up to the final product while we discuss: ● The process behind finding a fresh look-and-feel for

Moving Beyond Screens: Embedding Technology in Physical Spaces

An informal conversation between Joty Dhaliwal and Matt Hexemer about moving dynamic narratives traditionally expressed through screen-based UX into spatial environments. We will touch upon the nuances of designing in each of these environments. The current global pandemic has resulted in a surge in screen-based interaction, we will consider what this has brought up for

Public Speaking for Designers: Presenting Online Edition

Whether speaking at a conference or presenting your work in a team meeting, public speaking is a critical skill for designers. And now, more than ever before, we need to be able to present online. Feel intimidated? You’re not alone. Join Women Talk Design for a workshop to learn tools and techniques to set you

Voicing Emotion in an Age of Data-Based Marketing

Speakers: Warren Chase, COO of Firewood Vanessa Lai, Senior Creative at MediaMonks. Louise Martens, Global Head of Embedded Production at MediaMonks Michiel Schriever, Executive Creative Director at Firewood Moderated by: Stephanie Lachowicz, Senior Art Director at Firewood Brands must take into consideration more and more aspects of digital marketing’s nimble nature as the landscape changes,

Great Photos Are Not Enough

Great Photos Are Not Enough: The right images amplify your message, the wrong images distract! Great photos alone do not differentiate your firm. Your prospective clients expect to see great photos and your competitors have great photos. In this interactive presentation, you’ll learn ways to leverage your great photos to produce better results! A great

PAPER OR PLASTIC…OR PINEAPPLE?

Design your product or package more sustainably with materials in mind. A deep dive on what materials are available today—and what’s coming tomorrow. Be empowered to make smarter design decisions that keep your next product in the loop and out of the landfill. Event Speakers: Lauren Golik Carolina Pistone Luisa Betancourt

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