As AI assistants continue to carve out a place daily life, they create new interactions between human and machine. In a panel titled “Designing the Next Wave of Natural Language and AI” with frog Executive Director Karin Giefer, Ben Brown from Google, Ed Doran of Microsoft and Andrew Hill from Mercedes Benz, discussion around rising consumer expecations led to a talk of the role of adaptive AI personas—systems intelligent enough to adapt to our changing needs, moods and behaviors. Read more at IEEE Spectrum.
frogs Linda Quarles and Oonie Chase hosted a workshop called “Empowering Women through Radical Empathy” to help attendees experience firsthand how sharing personal stories can be used to improve morale and create a sense of belonging within an organization. Writer and co-host of the workshop Lydia Dishman shared her story on Fast Company.
What happens to our digital lives when we die? Rebecca Blum, Senior Strategist at frog in San Francisco, explored this question in a SXSW talk titled “Death and Legacy in the Digital Age.” The discussion touched on how social media platforms could help users communicate a loved one’s passing, as well as the prospect of using artificial intelligence to keep us alive in some form, long after we’re gone. Read more about the discussion at Art & Seek.
“How do we design responsibly, as technology moves closer to the body?” Asks Fabiola Einhorn, Interaction Designer at frog, in her SXSW talk where she identified key principles for designing for the body. Inspired by the body hacking community and informed by social science research, Einhorn’s principles of sense augmentation include: think embodiment and intercorporeality; work closely with SMEs; question infrastructure; address material & placement; technology is fast and biology is slow; and art is an early reflection of culture. Listen to the talk here.
frog Strategist Ryan Menefee teamed up with prosecutor Kelsey McKay in a co-presentation entitled Design in the Criminal Justice System that explored how law enforcement agencies can utilize field tools to convict more strangulation cases, and how designers can apply design research at government-sized scale.
Oonie Chase, Executive Creative Director at frog, joined FastCo’s Innovation by Design panel, where she spoke about the important role that design plays in innovation: “Our companies are seeing that design, outside of the making of a thing, is remaking the way they do business.” The panel included David Rosenberg, Head of Business Development, giphy; Mark Rolston, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Argodesign; and moderated by Eric Schurenberg, CEO, Mansueto Ventures.