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Emotionally Intelligent Design

Session Type




23 Oct



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

Workshop audience

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.

Please note

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.

What's included

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

Pamela Pavliscak

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.

Workshop Tickets

Workshop Venue

Restless Munich

Restless Munich

Restless is a culinary and event-sharing space centrally located at the beautiful Königsplatz. Just one stop from the main station, we'll take over the location for the day and turn it into a creative pop-up workshop space. Catering will be provided by the talented Grill & Grace team in the restaurant space on site to fuel us for an intense hands-on learning experience.


Luisenstrasse 27

Good to know

To go to the workshop venue, take the subway line U2 to the stop Königsplatz, just 1 stop from Munich main station.