Changing the World of Design to Change the World

40-minute talk with Gretchen Anderson
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25 Sep 2016
1:30 pm
CIGI Theatre

Changing the World of Design to Change the World

Many designers want to do work that will impact the real lives of the people who use their products and services. And, as we hand over more and more control of our lives to technology, design becomes an even more powerful force. But as the things we design become more complex and connected, what do we need to watch out for to make sure the mark we leave is positive and not dystopian?

This session looks at some evolutions in technology that affect how we approach design, and addresses some tactical and practical ways we can evolve as designers. We will discuss the shift from designing products as objects to designing complex and interconnected services and how algorithms and automation change the role of designers.