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

SciFi Panel and Futurecast Workshop

Covid-19 is making the future happen faster. The pandemic has accelerated trends like tele-health, remote education, and social inequity making it increasingly important for organizations to cultivate the ability to think long-term. As Max Tegmark, professor at MIT and author of Life 3.0 says, “It’s a mistake to passively ask “what will happen,” as if

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

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

Designing with Optimism

Core to being a designer is the ability to envision beyond the way things are, to the highest potential of how they could be. There’s no doubt that the last few months have brought uncertainty, sadness, and adversity upon us. Yet, this moment is also full of opportunities to improve our products, experiences, and systems-our

Design to Amplify Voices Around the World

Creativity is proving to be one of the driving forces of social activism and change. How we use design to amplify diverse voices and crucial initiatives are top of mind. Join, Sophia Yeshi, graphic designer, and Illustrator, as she shares her passion to create work to celebrate and amplify Black Women, Women of Color, and

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

Black Lives Matter is Not a Design Sprint

Firebrand founder Schessa Garbutt, author of viral essay “Black Lives Matter is Not a Design Challenge,” will be expanding on that text and discussing what allyship looks like for professional designers as we move away from performative, one-time actions and into life-long unlearning. Schessa (she/they) is the founder and creative force behind Firebrand. She has

Promoting Inclusion Through Design

Abstract: The Art of Design goes beyond visuals into the science and philosophy that drives the visionaries who shape our culture-and humanity’s future. The show explores gender and racial identity, the climate crisis, and social media ethics through the lens of design. For Cas Holman, design is a form of activism. A queer toy designer

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