Emotionally Intelligent Design
About the Workshop
Emotional interactions with new technologies in our lives are about to go mainstream. The convergence of affective computing and AI promises to lead us into an era of emotionally intelligent machines. Will machines with a higher EQ help or harm? As future feeling designers, it will (partly) be on us to cultivate empathetic interactions, broaden our emotional range, and bridge cultural sensitivities.
In this fun and interactive session, you will create a portfolio-worthy emotional AI experience while you learn about emotion-centred design and how to apply next-generation research and design techniques for future-facing problems.
In this workshop you'll learn how to:
- Tune in to emotion in your design research
- Identify emotionally resonant patterns
- Create more emotionally-cohesive journeys
- Draw on relationship models to evolve the experience
- Assess and adapt meaningful aspects of emotional experience
- Introduce emotional AI into the design process
This is a workshop for people of all skill levels and of all backgrounds. At the end of this learning session you’ll leave the day inspired to create — and ready for action.
This workshop takes place the day before the conference and requires a separate ticket if you’d like to join. You can register for this workshop using the ticketing form below.
You’ll participate in a full day workshop with a maximum of 20 participants, which gives you great exposure to the workshop trainer in an intimate setting. We will take you for lunch and provide refreshments throughout the day to keep you energised, all included in the workshop fee. Workshop materials like pencils, markers and paper will be supplied as well where needed.
About the Trainer
Creative Strategist at Change Science
Pamela Pavliscak studies our emotional relationship with technology. As a creative strategist, she collaborates with organizations like Google, IKEA, and Virgin to craft emotionally intelligent experiences. As faculty at Pratt Institute, she teaches next-gen designers. Her work has been featured in Slate, NPR, and Quartz and she’s spoken at SXSW and TNW. Her book, Emotionally Intelligent Design, charts a tech future with feeling.